RPS II: Memory participant Nitin Sawhney launched Guatemala Después in NYC on April 9. Nitin is a professor of Media Studies at The New School and is the Co-curator and Project Director of Guatemala Después.

According to their website, Guatemala Después is a "collaborative project that seeks to support site-specific artistic investigations that may reveal, activate, provoke or transform the ways in which we understand historic memory, repression, healing and forms of utopia or dystopia emerging in Guatemala in the past 30 years, and what is happening in response to that in Guatemala today. It also critically examines the political, economic and cultural influences (including foreign policy, migration and creative exchange) between the United States and Guatemala.

Inside page of the book “Bananápolis”, edited by Moisés Barrios and signed by the author.

Inside page of the book “Bananápolis”, edited by Moisés Barrios and signed by the author.

Guatemala Después supports site-specific artistic investigations that may reveal, activate, provoke or transform the ways in which we understand historic memory, repression, healing and forms of utopia or dystopia emerging in Guatemala. It also critically examines the political, economic and cultural influences (including foreign policy, migration and creative exchange) between the United States and Guatemala."

You can also read more about the fantastic initiative at their Kickstarter page.

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AuthorPaul Hastings