teach outs

María Catalina Venegas

A pasquinade as a form of publishing is considered to be firstly used in the XVI century in Rome, where several anonymous posters appeared on a statue called Pasquino giving it a voice. This type of satirical publishing practice was used also in Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel In Evil Hour (first published in 1962) as an act that provoked agitation, amongst other emotions, in a small town in Colombia as the pasquinades started releasing stories that were mainly known as rumors. The reactions of the town's people were mostly triggered by the authority of published words and the association of (possibly) fictions as facts. Without being explicitly signed by anyone, anonymity guaranteed that rumors gained a truth connotation just by the act of being displayed in a public realm, as they were done "by everybody and by no-one".

Today's activity aimed to use this specific form of publishing through a collective act of writing. Firstly, by actively intervening, assembling, editing and producing various pasquinades with the strike context as a motor and motif. Secondly, by discussing optional locations where they should be displayed in a future, preferably on campus, to produce a resembling "give a voice to a statue" effect.

Bartlett Strike