Talk - 'The Hydro-Aesthetics of the Mexico City Water System: From the Cája de Agua to the Cárcamo, 1900-1952'

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Jeffery Banister of the UA Southwest Center and Department of Geography and Stacie Widdifield of the School of Art and Center for Latin American Studies will discuss their research regarding a project being developed with U.S. and Mexican scholars that analyzes the visual/artistic aspects of the Mexico City water system in Chapultepec Park and Xochimilco. Graduate students in art history (Jennifer Báez), studio art (Karen Declouet and Dwayne Manuel), and history (Anabel Galindo, William Heydenreich, and María Concepción Márquez Sandoval) also will be on hand to discuss their research from a related Art History seminar, "Waterworks," held in spring.

This project is supported by the University of Arizona Confluencenter Collaboration and Innovation Faculty Grant, SACA Grant (Small Grants for Academic Collaboration in the Americas), Office of Western Hemispheric Programs, Center for Latin Studies - Title VI National Resource Center, Office of the Vice Provost for Outreach and Global Initiatives, Faculty Professional Development Endowment Grant, School of Art, and a Faculty Research Travel Grant, Center for Latin American Studies. For more information about the project, please contact Stacie Widdifield at:

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