Seminars: Innovation in Popular Unity period

Seminars: Innovation in Popular Unity period

25 May

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Agrarian Reform, music, charts,  and technology will be the subjects to be discussed in the four lectures given by Salvador Allende Foundation, and that will have key characters from the 70s like Jacques Chonchol, Andres Pascal, Horacio Salinas, Patricio Manns, Luis Le-Bert, Antonio Larrea, and scholars like Jorge Baradit and Mauricio Vico.

Four lectures, one every week, that will start with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Agrarian Reform on June 9, at 10 am. With the support of the Innovacion en la Unidad Popular (Innovation in Popular Unity period). Subjects like music, charts, and technology will be discussed.

“We believe that our offer is in lineg with the rescue of the memory and with looking towards the future we proposed today as the Foundation”, says Alejandro Kemp, Executive Director of the FSA.

Students of Instituto Nacional and Jose Toribio Medina School are invited to the presentation; nevertheless they will be open to the public.

Registrations upon confirmation at

Innovacion UP full program

Agrarian Reform: revolution and modernization in the countryside.

Date: Friday, June 9

Time: 10am

Approximate Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

The lecture summarizes the Chilean experience 50 years after the agrarian reform, going through the historic national and international context, reviewing other world experiences and projecting its legacy. A look with the people that participated in one of the most transforming processes in Chilean history.


Jacques Chonchol, politician and former Minister of Agriculture of the Popular Unity.

Andres Pascal, psychologist, politician, activist and researcher of the agrarian reform.

Social actor, the Agrarian Reform, in particular.


Music and Commitment: Will always be the new song)

Date: Thurday, June 15

Time: Noon – 12pm

Approximate Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Essential actors of the 70s narrate the secrets of the New Chilean Song and its transition to the New Song.


Horacio Salinas, member of Inti Illimani Historico.

Luis Le Bert, member of Santiago del Nuevo Extremo.

Roberto Marquez, leader of Illapu

Moderator: Miguel Davagnino, commentator of Nuestro Canto (Our Singing), Cooperativa Radio Station.


Art and Design: the Unity’s graphic

Date: Thursday, June 22

Time: 10 am

Approximate Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Essential and iconographic pictures that marked an era. The commitment of the creators to generate a collective imagination which, through art, posters, walls and texts represented the values of the Popular Unity and the growing social movement in the 60s and 70s.


Vicente Larrea, creator, draftsman and printer

Mauricio Vico, researcher of the graphic during the Popular Unity.


Technology: Stories of the future past

Date: Thursday, June 29

Time: 10 am

Approximate Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Urbanism and science stories during the Popular Unity government. Unknown actors that created a leading movement in Salvador Allende’s administration. Cases of prefabricated social houses and Cybersyn.


Gerardo Cuadros, architect and academic from Diego Portales University.

Jorge Baradit, writer and designer. Author of “Historia Secreta de Chile” (Chile’s Secret History).

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