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Fiesta de Día de Muertos - Mexican Festival of the Dead

The cultural forms that Latin America has produced have a complex historical backstory that goes back to the asymmetrical process of encounter/encounter between two principles of civilization for the organization of the living world: on the one hand, capitalist modernity from Europe and, on the other, the multiple forms of the pre-Columbian original civilizations.

However, this relationship between the two principles was extremely contradictory, the result of the historical dialectic opened by the conquest and colonization, between the resistance of indigenous communities to capitalist modernity and, at the same time, the affirmation/integration of the same in the design of a new lifeworld. This presentation will present an interpretative key that points to the active, open and contradictory character of the mestizo process that Latin America had to adopt in order to recreate a lifeworld that was almost erased by Europe.


Iván Carrasco Andrés, philosopher, independent researcher, was born in Oaxaca, México and studied at UNAM. He currently resides in Berlin and for years he has been studying both the works of Hegel, Marx, Lukács, Heidegger and Bolivar Echeverría, as well as socio-political and geopolitical issues, especially in relation to Latin America.

- Location: Mechanische Arena
- Free of Charge
- Language: German

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