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Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile

Camilo D. Trumper


Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics and the Struggle for the Street in Chile is a cultural history of the street in Chile during the presidency of Salvador Allende, the hemisphere’s first democratically elected Socialist president. Santiago became a contested political arena during Allende’s 1000 days in power. Residents across the political spectrum engaged in a heated battle to claim public space and challenge the terms and limits of political contest. Santiaguinos occupied public spaces in ways that appear fleeting, ephemeral, or mundane, but that challenged the sites and forms of le ... More

Keywords: Politics, Public Sphere, Allende, Popular Unity, Urban, Visual Culture, Street Art, Posters, Murals, Ephemeral Film, Photography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520289901
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520289901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Camilo D. Trumper, author
University at Buffalo, SUNY