Arts & memory in colombia

The Cultural Agents Initiative has organized a consortium to develop guidelines and recommendations for the Inter-American Court on how to interpret symbolic reparations in Colombia. Members of the consortium are from Harvard University, Boston University, the University of Connecticut, Brandeis, and the Universidad Rio Piedras de Puerto Rico. This group works closely with Colombian legal scholar Yolanda Sierra of Arte y Derecho and her team in Bogotá.

Members of the group joined Yolanda and legal scholars from the Universidad Externado de Colombia for a conference on the role of art and culture as mechanisms of symbolic reparations on July 21 and 22, 2015. For more information on the conference, please see:

Symbolic Reparations Executive Committee: 

Doris Sommer (Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies and Director, Cultural Agents Initiative)                                        

José Falconi (PhD, Fellow at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University and Director of Publications, Cultural Agents Initiative)

Marco Abraca (Professor of Human Rights, Universidad Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico)

Members of the Symbolic Reparations Consortium: 

Robin Greeley (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Connecticut)

Michael Orwicz (Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Humanities, University of Connecticut)

Ana María Reyes (Assistant Professor of Latin American Art History, Boston University

Fernando Rosenberg (Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature)