Cultural Agents Reloaded: The Legacy of Antanas Mockus systematically reflects on the practices and legacy of one exceptional cultural agent, Antanas Mockus, twice Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia. His accomplishments bear witness to the potential of creative, symbolic practices as a trigger for social change. His failures, in turn, demonstrate what happens when cultural agency and epistemic legitimacy take divergent paths. Mockus’s example motivates us to further revise and sharpen our understanding of what cultural agency is in the present day by bringing into focus some of the most formidable challenges that public humanities face when they travel South and struggle to become genuinely global.
Edited by Carlo Tognato
Authors: Carlo Tognato, José Luis Falcioni, Doris Sommer, Jesús Martín Barbero, Henry Murraín, Gerry Mackie, Fonna Forman, Jaime Ramos, Carlos Augusto Hernández, Enrique Chaux, Andrea Bustamante, Javier Sáenz Obregón, Lucas Ospina, Paolo Vignolo, Fabio López de la Roche, Andrés Salcedo, Alejandra Jaramillo, Marta Zambrano, Marsha Henry, Francisco Thoumi, Fabián Sanabria, Antanas Mockus
Translator: Lisa A. Crossman