The University of Arizona

Show & Tell @ Playground - 'Lowriders in Chicano Culture: From Low to Slow to Show'

Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry's professor of Spanish Chuck Tatum, the author of this 2011 book, will enlighten the audience on how the expressive culture of lowriding fits within the broader context of Chicano culture and how it reflects the social, artistic and political dimensions of America's fastest-growing ethnic group with his talk "Lowriders in Chicano Culture: From Low to Slow to Show." With striking photos, he will demonstrate the unique aesthetics of lowrider vehicles, the mechanics of building a lowrider vehicle, and lowrider culture in the media. He will also trace how lowrider culture has recently expanded beyond the urban streets and into the massive exhibit halls of lowrider shows, exposing lowrider culture to even more enthusiasts.

December 12 2012 , 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Audience: 
All

Where

Location: 
Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ
United States

Contact Info & Links

Department/Unit: 
Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry
Contact Person: 
Yvonne Ervin
Contact's Phone: 
520-621-5137
Contact's Email: 

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