Coordinadoras culturales: Formaciones transversales en Chile durante la dictadura

Translated title of the contribution: Cultural coordinators: Transversal training in Chile during the dictatorship

Paulina E. Varas, A. Javiera Manzi

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This paper focuses on the experience of cultural coordinators in Chile during the civic-military dictatorship. During the repressive scenario, along with the climate of censorship of the time, different forms of collective and transversal articulation emerged that were linked to different groups and organizations from the world of art, culture, defense of human rights, trade unions, groups of populations and parishes, to sustain cultural initiatives and the struggle against dictatorship that coexisted at that time. The objectives of this research are to contextualize these experiences and to provide valuable information that allows us to understand the types of organizations that participated, as well as some of the activities carried over these seventeen years. This research was carried out based on the archives and private collections kept by a number of Chilean artists. A documentary analysis of this material was carried out, as well as the use of theoretical concepts to critically address those materials. The experiences of cultural coordinators analyzed in the paper have not been previously studied, and little reference has been made to them in the national scenario; as such, this article aims to contribute to this documentary gap of the period.

Translated title of the contributionCultural coordinators: Transversal training in Chile during the dictatorship
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)55-74
Number of pages20
JournalCuadernos de Musica, Artes Visuales y Artes Escenicas
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • cultural coordinators
  • cultural blackout
  • resistance
  • dictatorship
  • art
  • transversality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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