Lorena Antezana Barrios is a professor at the Instituto de Comunicación e Imagen de la Universidad de Chile. She researches the reception of audiovisual media, critical media consumption and media education. For example, she and her team are investigating, among other things, the reception of the Chilean telenovela Los 80 in different generations.
Her research stay at GUMELAB involved the conceptualisation of certain working terms such as memory images and "imaginarios" (similar to "imaginations" in English). Together with the GUMELAB team, she analysed different audio-visual and narrative strategies of how historical events are staged in entertainment media. For this, the contextualisation of the Chilean media landscape and memory processes was central. Thanks to her different experiences, she was able to explain different methods for the reception studies of telenovelas and series. During her stay, the characteristics and advantages of tandem partnerships between Master's students and doctoral candidates from the University of Chile and the Institute for Latin American Studies were also discussed. On the agenda was also the preparation of an international and interdisciplinary workshop at the Universidad de Chile and the travels of dialogue that will take place in Tocopilla and Santiago de Chile in March. These are part of GUMELAB's transfer activities to make science accessible to society.