In this online class, Dr. Rose Mary Allen provides a comprehensive introduction to art and culture in the Curaçaoan context. Allen, cultural anthropologist and graduate of the Catholic University of Nijmegen and Utrecht University, has extensive experience in the field of cultural analysis as former Assistant Director of the National Archaeological Anthropological Museum (NAAM) and lecturer at the University of Curaçao. Her research draws heavily from oral histories, one of the diverse methods of investigation Allen discusses in the seminar and a critical tool to understanding Curacao’s history of voluntary and forced migration.
After laying the groundwork for a complex understanding of art and culture, Allen dives into its intrinsically dynamic nature, challenging participants of the class to understand culture holistically and build upon the efforts of key historical figures such as Elis Juliana and Papa Brenneker to democratize access to cultural knowledge. The pursuit of this knowledge, Allen argues, is a collective responsibility, and in it lies the tools for emancipation.
This class is in Papiamentu.
Enroll for the classes via uniarte.org.
Find the first lecture on YouTube.