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GUMELAB in the press

OnePager of the CAPAZ Institute, August 2022

Our cooperation partners of the German-Colombian Peace Institute - CAPAZ present research topics around Colombian peace research in an informative and illustrative way in the format OnePager. The goal is to contribute to educational and scientific diplomacy and to bring the state of research and issues closer to journalists, academics, students, and decision makers. The GUMELAB project kicked off this series and wrote the first article entitled: “Telenovelas and series: the new history teachers”. The article deals with the opportunities and challenges of using telenovelas and series to teach history, as well as with the reception of Colombian and Chilean telenovelas and series in national and international contexts. GUMELAB was able to share first experiences of the field research by organizing screenings with different actors, such as exiled Chileans in the U.S. and human rights lawyers in Colombia, but also students in Chile.

Interview with the organization Hola Cultura in Washington D.C., May 2022

Hannah Müssemann was invited by the organization Hola Cultura in Washington D.C. to present the GUMELAB project and give an interview for Hola Cultura's Arts & Humanities Storytelling Group. The nonprofit organization works to preserve and spread Latinx culture in the Washington D.C. area.

Vox Populi of the German-Colombian Peace Institute - CAPAZ, May 2022

We participated in this project of our partners, the German-Colombian Peace Institute - CAPAZ. Mónika Contreras Saiz, our project manager, and Julián Román, Colombian actor and activist, answered the questions of citizens about the relationship between telenovelas, memory and historical education that has emerged in Colombia thanks to the entertainment industry.