Shaping and Performing Urban Space
Institutions of the monarchy and the Church in colonial Ibero-America constructed their authority through the definition and visual language of urban spaces. In doing so, they sought to regulate social activity, promote peninsular ideals and reinforce imperialist and masculine hierarchies of power. Groups from all social sectors debated, contested, and transformed these ideals. This panel explores specifically how local elites debated the value of the meanings imposed from above and how they negotiated authority through the practices and visual languages of urban space in Colonial New Spain and the Caribbean, in newspapers, patriotic societies and female convent communities.
García, Dr. Guadalupe; Dr. Stephanie Kirk Kirk; and Dr. Ray Hernández-Durán. "Shaping and Performing Urban Space." (2013). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/greenleaf_symposia/5