CASA DEL FÚTBOL ARGENTINO
San Rocco Summer School @ Di Tella
31 August – 5 September 2015.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Universidad Torcuato Di Tella EAEU and San Rocco will organize a Summer School in the period 31 August – 5 September 2015 in Buenos Aires.
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella EAEU, Av. Presidente Figueroa Alcorta 7350, 1428 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Casa del Fútbol Argentino / Argentine Football Hall of Fame
Football is one of the main sources of contemporary mythology. It produces identities, crystallizes rituals. Popular sport events are time-markers, punctuating days, seasons, years, and entire ages. Popular sports are, and by definition, mass rituals, hosted in specific architectural objects, extending their influence in an infinite variety of spatial conditions and collective narrations. Dealing with time, space and the social dynamic itself, sport events are also political. In few other places as in Argentina this political dimension of football has been so evident. The Argentine Football Hall of Fame is the temple of this (controversial) memory. It hosts the memorabilia of one of the greatest football traditions in the world and it celebrates the violent love of Argentines for the sport. It is a temple for pride and victory and a shelter for desperation and loss. Football celebrates obvious heroes and keeps memory of a plural, multiple popular tradition. It monumentalizes figures such as Mario Kempes, Daniel Passarella and Diego Maradona, while at the same reflecting on the politicization of football under the colonel’s regime and its problematic role in relation to Argentine nationalism.
The students will work in teams of five members under the supervision of one of the eight Guest Professors. They will design the “Casa del fútbol argentino”, on the basis of a detailed program.
Ludovico Centis (San Rocco),
Pier Paolo Tamburelli (San Rocco)
Julian Varas, (Di Tella EAEU), Di Tella Coordinator
Ludovico Centis (Verona, IT)
Emanuel Christ (Basel, Switzerland)
Anna Font (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Georgina Hujlich (Los Angeles, USA)
Sam Jacob (London, UK)
Sharon Johnston (Los Angeles, USA)
Pier Paolo Tamburelli (Milan, Italy)
Cecilia Puga (Santiago, Chile)
SSSR is open to up to maximum 40 participants, who will be selected from among university students, graduates and practicing professionals. Of these, Di Tella EAEU will select 10students to be awarded scholarships. San Rocco will select 30 students based on the submission of a succinct portfolio made of 2 A4 size sheets.
All applicants are requested to send two A4 (portrait) PDF files comprising a CV and a presentation of their work in any form they choose, making sure to include the following mandatory information: name, surname, date of birth, educational background, email address. Please send a maximum 10 MB file named “name_surname.pdf” to email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: "Application SRSS2015"
Applications must be submitted no later than 12:00 (GMT) on July 10.
Applicant chosen for participating and a ranking of possible substitutes will be communicated on July 15. Selected applicants wishing to participate must communicate their acceptance and pay their fees by July 22.
Confirmation/cancelling date one month before the beginning of the workshop (in case not enough students sign up): Monday, 3 August
School only: € 650,00
School + Accommodation: € 750,00
Note: Each applicant will provide for travel arrangements by himself / herself.
Participants are advised to check visa requirements for entering Argentina. In case a visa is necessary, participants will be responsible for obtaining it in time.