Distortion and Subversion: Punk Rock Music and the Protests for Free Public Transportation in Brazil (1996-2011)

Starts:
4:00 pm on Monday, November 14, 2022
Ends:
5:00 pm on Monday, November 14, 2022
URL:
https://www.bu.edu/ioc/2022/10/17/punk-rock-music-and-the-protests-for-free-public-transportation-in-brazil-1996-2011/
Register:
https://www.bu.edu/ioc/2022/10/17/punk-rock-music-and-the-protests-for-free-public-transportation-in-brazil-1996-2011/
Address:
75 Bay State Road, Boston, MA
Contact Organization:
Initiative on Cities
Contact Name:
Stacy Fox
Fees:
free
Audience:
public
Deadline:
11/14/2022

Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities as we host Rodrigo Lopes de Barros, BU Assistant Professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies, discusses his new book Distortion and Subversion: Punk Rock Music and the Protests for Free Public Transportation in Brazil (1996-2011).

The book details how the Brazilian punk and hardcore music scene joined forces with political militants to foster a new social movement that demanded the universal right to free public transportation. These groups collaborated in numerous venues and media: music shows, protests, festivals, conferences, radio stations, posters, albums, slogans, and digital and printed publications. Throughout this time, the single demand for free public transportation reconceptualized notions of urban space in Brazil and led masses of people across the country to protest.

Co-sponsored by the BU Department of Romance Studies, Department of Political Science, City Planning & Urban Affairs Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Humanities, and Center for Innovation in Social Science.

Registration Required. Light reception to follow.