Luis Othoniel Rosa
June 20, 2020 1:00pm

WAI ARCHITECTURE THINK TANK  —   Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski
June 20, 2020 5:00pm

Loudreaders Session 2:
Introduction to Loudreaders
1:00pm EST

Luis Othoniel Rosa

Luis Othoniel Rosa will introduce the origins of the Lectores at the Tobacco factories and discuss the iconic role of Luisa Capetillo.
A discussion will explore alternative models of pedagogy, mutual aid, and solidarity. 

Luis Othoniel Rosa (Puerto Rico, 1985) is the author of the novels Otra vez me alejo (Argentina, 2012) and Caja de fractales (Argentina/Puerto Rico 2017), and of the study Comienzos para una estética anarquista: Borges con Macedonio (Chile, 2016). His last novel has been translated as Down with Gargamel! (Argos Books, 2020). He studied at the University of Puerto Rico and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton. He teaches ar University of Nebraska.



Download the readings mentioned in the talk here. 

Pyotr Kropotkin, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution  (1902)

Jeff Shantz, A Creative Passion: Anarchism and Culture (2010)

Matei Călinescu, Five faces of modernity (1977)

Renato Poggioli,  The Theory of the Avant-Garde (1970)

Peter Burger, Theory Of the Avant-Garde  (1974)

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1968)

Jacques Rancière, The Ignorant Schoolmaster(1987)

Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society (1970)

Araceli Tinajero, El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader (2010)

Amor y Anarquia: Los Escritos de Luisa Capetillo (1992)

Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism(1991)

 Jesse Cohn, Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, 1848-2011 (2014)

Daniel Colson, A Little Philosophical Lexicon of Anarchism from Proudhon to Deleuze (2018)

André Reszler, L'esthétique anarchiste (1973)

Ursula K. Le Guin, The dispossessed (1974)

Destemming Session
4:00pm EST

Worldmaking Session
Narrative Architectures
5:00pm EST

WAI Think Tank

Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski explore Narrative Architecture via online platforms

Donwload Workshop files here.


Identify and collect ideological monuments and landscape paintings or download them from the  file provided above. 

Write a story board about your animation.

Create a series of Post-Colonial Landscapes.

Document them in an animated narrative via gif files. 

Record a video of the Narrative using zoom and powerpoint (or any other available software or webpages). 

We strongly encourage to incorporate ideas from the Loudreaders sessions in your arguments. 

Present the Narrative Architectures on Sunday