The Institute focuses on global transformations of capitalism, studies of the public sphere, citizenship and democracy, circulation of knowledge, biopolitics, contemporary arts, creative and cultural industries, cities and urban life, and collective memory in post-conflict contexts.

Research Programs

Latin Memories: studies on political and cultural memory in Latin American post-conflict societies, such as human rights violations, dictatorships, the cultural memory of colonialism, and national and transnational commemorations.

Media Pluralism: studies on mass media, democracy, and public knowledge. The aim of the initiative is studying and promoting media pluralism as a democratic value in Latin America from a global perspective.