Past Events/Projects

LAABF 2017

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Veteranas and Rucas : The Instagram account archiving Southern California’s Chicana Youth Subculture, with Guadalupe Rosales and Barbara Calderón
A conversation between Veteranas & Rucas founder Guadalupe Rosales and art writer Barbara Calderón about the Instagram account Veteranas & Rucas’ beginnings as a casual archival project and its maturation into a platform for historical representation. Rosales has created a space where the narratives of counterculture are shared by insiders as opposed to the conventional retelling of history by the outsider. Other themes of the talk will be social media and the role of technology as an instrument in democratizing historical authorship and how this reframing effect will translate into how communities are represented.