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Tuesday, 10 April 2007
Plaza de Mayo: the heart of the Argentine politics
Topic: Buenos Aires Historical

Plaza de Mayo: the heart of the Argentine politics

 

 

It is known around the globe that Argentina is a very political country. In the country of the broad pampas, the great wine and the sensual tango dance, everyone has a saying regarding politics and you will see Argentines heatedly arguing about politics almost everywhere, from a city park to a cab, a downtown café or a social club. This society takes very seriously its deliberation role in the Republican organization of the Nation. And as such the individuals that altogether compose the society take part in politically significant actions thru means of public demonstrations. The center-point for these demonstrations has always been the political trademark space of the Nation: Plaza de Mayo, home to the governmental palace known as the Pink house.

 

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For over two centuries, two blocks conforming up the famous Plaza de Mayo have been the stage upon which most crucial decisive facts take place staging the turning points of the country’s history. Experts in politics and sociology agree on the central role this particular stage plays in the political evolution of the country. It is not that the people gathered in the plaza are the decision makers of our politics, but it is indeed true that no important decisions were made without the public support of the People demonstrating in the Plaza. Hence the phrase “A ruler who does not rule upon the plaza cannot govern the country”, meaning that the public opinion expressed on the Plaza de Mayo on his favor or against the government’s precepts, is key to furthering any governmental decisions.

 

This tradition dates from the early days of the independence back in 1800. In May 1810, when the inhabitants of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate were discussing their independence from the Spanish Crown, distinguished Creole citizens gathered together in the place where today stands the Plaza de Mayo –back then known as the Plaza de la Victoria- to demand their Independence in front of the Cabildo (the governmental offices of the Colony). History text books tell that they demonstrated their will for independence under a strong rain, standing by the Cabildo in aims to pressure the authorities who were deliberating for several days. Once the decision was made the representatives communicated it to the awaiting crowd who celebrated with cheers and victory tears, and soon after the crowd took over the fort across the Cabildo. This fort was later on demolished and in that place a new building was constructed: the Pink House of Government.

 

In 1884, the Plaza de la Victoria becomes Plaza de Mayo in honor of the May Revolution of Independence. The Plaza de Mayo, with its new name, would become the center for the Argentine political life.

 

Back in 1890, the first modern political party was created under the name Civic Union, and to honor its creation the party organized its first political rally marching towards the Plaza de Mayo. That enormous gathering of people became a significant social event as it marks the first political act of masses of the contemporary Argentine History. The impact of the meeting was of such importance that it destabilized the corrupt government of President Juarez Celman forcing him to resign and call upon national elections.

 

Two decades after this political demonstration, the famous Plaza de Mayo would become the main stage for the May Revolution Centennial Celebration, featuring parades, bands and celebrity visitors…

 

By the 1930s the Plaza de Mayo was already a trademark spot in the country, the heart of the political and social masses that chose this particular location to speak their mind. On September 8th the first dictator of modern Argentina Jose Felix Uriburu arrives to the presidency after overthrowing UCR party president Hipolito Yrigoyen with a military coupe d’etat. The fact that this political move had a strong support in the upper and middle classes of Buenos Aires was evident in its first public appearance, when President Uriburu decides to take the presidential sworn in the balcony of the Pink house facing a packed plaza de Mayo. 

This act is known as the appropriation of the public space by the ruling classes. However it won’t be long until the masses of working humble origin take upon the public space. On October 17th 1945, millions of workers from all around the country gathered together at the Plaza de Mayo to ask for the liberation of a populist Cornel that would soon become a massive public figure: Juan Domingo Peron. This was a turning point in the argentine history and the way the people did politics. It was a moment in which tables changed and actions awarded new meanings to public spaces. From then on, the Plaza de Mayo would no longer act as a ruling class public space, but more of a popular lower class tribune thru which the “dispossessed”, as Peron used to call them, spoke up their mind.

A couple of years latter the famous scene from the Evita Musical took place. A packed Plaza de Mayo with Peronist followers was cheering for Evita whom they wanted to be vice president for the reelection of the General Juan Domingo. Evita was very ill, being eaten up by a deadly cancer; she addressed the masses, asking them not to cry for her… soon after the woman who had awarded the Female Argentines their right to vote passed away.

 

After being reelected for a second term in 1952 Peron governed Argentina for three more years before he was overturned by the National Navy and Air Forces. The overturn took place during a terrible bombing. The place bombed was the famous Plaza de Mayo.

Peron was forced to a long 18 year long exile and the traditional public political activity was tried to keep silenced. The political movement relocated from the plaza de Mayo to other public spaces to express its ideas and ideals.

 

The masses would regain the Plaza in 1974, during the demonstrations of May 1st when the Peronist leader was reestablished as the Nation’s president.

 

Soon after the forces of the Military leaders would retake upon the democratic government opening a dark period in the Argentine history. Marshal Law was established together with a myriad of human rights violations. The only courageous ones enough to protest were the relatives and mothers of the abducted civilians.

 

On April 30th 1977, the organization Madres de Plaza de Mayo regained control of the Plaza to demand the appearance with life of their children and grand children. 

 

During the early 1980s a big demonstration of Unions and Syndicates takes upon the Plaza de Mayo to demand the end of the Military government. But the demand was darkened by the declaration of the Falkland Island war on April 2nd 1982. The war was a failure and it aided in the ending of the dictatorship.

 

On December 10th 1983 the Argentine people would regain control of the Plaza de Mayo as they celebrated the elections of the new democratic president Raul Alfonsin. Once again the Plaza de Mayo belonged to the people, who made their voice to be heard to those in power.

From then on, the Plaza de Mayo regained its social and political meaning being the center point for all sorts of public and cultural demonstrations.

In 1986, when the Argentine Soccer team won the Mexico World cup, the Plaza de Mayo was the chosen stage for the celebrations that took place. In the years to come the plaza would still be the selected scenario for the people of the Nation to express and speak up their minds.

The most recent event in this line of action were the demonstrations and protests of December 19th and 20th back in 2001, when millions of Argentines gathered together to express their discontent with the economical and social policies the government of Fernando De La Rua was furthering against the interests of the majority of the citizens. The result was De La Rua’s resignation and the opening of a broad economical and political crisis that only in recent years has become to a closure to open an era of growth and development.

 

See Video Clip of a live demonstration in Plaza de Mayo marking the 30 anniversary of the Military Golpe de Estado of 1974. PRESS HERE: Filmed with my Sony Ericsson P990i, on 24 March 2007 by Bob Frassinetti. It’s a long video so it might take some time to down load.

 

 

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Posted by bob frassinetti at 2:34 PM
Updated: Monday, 28 May 2007 2:07 PM
Monday, 9 April 2007
Argentina Design and a brief outline by Ricardo Blanco
Topic: Design

BA city of Desing: an insight on one of its most creative masters, Ricardo Blanco


Link to Photo Album Cronicas del diseno industrial en la Argentina

 

Ricardo Blanco is the author of the book entitled Crónicas del diseño industrial en la Argentina – Chronicles of the Industrial Design in Argentina-, where he reconstructs the path of evolution thru means of a particular historical perspective and journey

Ricardo Blanco is one of Argentina’s most prestigious industrial designers as well as a brilliant architect and professor of the University of Buenos Aires’ Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism. Blanco is also the curator of the Design section of the Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires.

No doubt about it, Blanco has an impressive resume which we would quote in a broader version at the end of the article… All in all, Blanco is a man of design and an obsessed man of design about chairs. Yes, Chairs. That particular kind of object that’s part of our every day life, which we use millions of times a day, that particular object caught his attention once upon a time and he hasn’t stopped thinking about it ever since. A chair, he says, is something you sit on, it is –no doubt about it- a useful object, and he manages to take it to an other dimension.

“My body reacts to what it sees, and those subtle things are what make this game a passionate activity” Chairs can be found in cultures dating of 7000 to 8000 years, and the mind-blowing thing is that this simple yet interesting object keeps on reinventing itself. A simple chair can be a throne, a jur dock, an electric chair, a gynecological chair, a rocking chair… A chair is in a way a synthesis, an edge depending of its meaning. This is something Blanco learnt from his teachers, his masters: Jannello, Heisenberg, Vladimiro Acosta, all of them working on the edge…

Unlike art, design has to have a use, a need to cover, though both forms of aesthetics share the aid of drawing, perspectives, etc, their relation is neither stable nor permanent or linear.

Design is use, though it can sometimes become part of an ART conception, specially these days in which many museums present design collections. But the proper place for industrial designed objects is the market, not the museum. An industrially design object reaches the museum because there’s a social recognition of the product, but it is the market the place for excellence in which these objects are validated and enter the real world, outside the workshop and the designer’s blueprints.

 

Brief insight on Ricardo Blanco’s carreer.

 

Prize Konex de Platino 2002 y Prize Konex 1992.

Among. Among the many prizes he was awarded are Prize Destaque en Movelsul, Brazil, 1998 and 1st. Prize as FADU Project at Italia’s Cup - Regio Emilia – International competition of DEsign Schools. His papers and research works were published at Design Journal (Korea), Modo (Italy), Diseño (Chile), Design Yearbook (England). He frequently grites about Industrial Desgn in Tipografica Magazine of Argentina as well as in Cronista Arquitectura Magazine of Argentina. Co editor together with Prof. Rosa Maria Raverain the number dedicated to Design in TEMAS, the National Fine Arts Academy publication.

 

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Posted by bob frassinetti at 4:17 PM
Updated: Monday, 9 April 2007 8:05 PM
Sunday, 8 April 2007
Lighthouse Punta Medanos Documentary and Tour By Bob Frassinetti
Topic: Lighthouse Tour

Trip to Medanos Point. This cape side area was first discovered by Magallanes in 1520, during one of his many explorative expeditions through the Argentinean coast down to Tierra del Fuego, and it was such the impact its beauty had on them that they include outstanding remarks about it on their journals. This is a very special and cherished construction. It was built in France and transported and settled in Argentina between 1892-93.

We 'll return in the afternoon to Valeria del Mar for a relax afternoon in the woods, enjoying beach walks and time off.

See Image Gallery of Medanos Point,Atlantic Oceon:

Link to Photo Album Punta Medanos lighthouse

See Video Clip of this Lighthouse, Punta Medanos, Argentina: See Video Clip Punta Medanos Lighthouse Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Valeria del Mar, inbetween Pinamar and Carilo ..... Trip to Valeria del Mar to visit all the areas' lighthouses on the way, pasing by Villa Gessell from the road, we will stop to take photos from a distance of the Querand? lighthouse ...

Valeria del Mar is a perfect paradise like sea side town. Its beautiful pine and eucalyptus woods, a sort of unspoiled getaway, strategically located in between the two biggest lighthouse areas of the northern Atlantic coastline of Argentina.

This would be our base from which we'll go on day trips to the areas' lighthouses.


                                                   
Link to Photo Album Valeria del Mar

See more information on this Lighthouse trip:Seeking Lighthouse around Argentina. Part I
Topic: Lighthouse Tour
Touring in and around Buenos Aires,docks and building, as well as the River Plate's Martin Garcia Island and the South Atlantic sea coast for a 12 wonderful days of adventure and discovery....
Argentina's lighthouses are a wonderful trademark to this broad and beautiful land. It shouldn't be an other way for a "discovered" territory. It was one of the first constructions to be done when arriving to main land, in order to guide the upcoming travelers, these were rough and precarious, made out of wood and sometimes just a fire on the coast. As those initial ports began to transform into bigger and more important cities, as technology in terms of illumination evolved, these precarious lighthouses began to be transformed and converted into architectural icons, impressive lighthouses, that enlighten the shores of the "new" continent. Serving as important beacons to all sort of ships sailing the waters off the Atlantic coast.




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Posted by bob frassinetti at 6:24 PM
Updated: Monday, 9 April 2007 8:06 PM
Saturday, 7 April 2007
Lighthouse Punta Medanos Argentina, South America
Topic: Lighthouse Tour
Punta Medanos lighthouse
The Punta Medanos lighthouse is located in the province of Buenos Aires coastline between Mar de Ajó and Pinamar. The coast in this area is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean that has blended up a bit with the Rio de la Plata. The imponent lighthouse marks the end of the Cabo de San Antonio, where there had been countless shipwrecks before the building of the light tower. This cape side area was first discovered by Magallanes in 1520, during one of his many explorative expeditions through the Argentinean coast down to Tierra del Fuego. Ever since there have been countless ghosts stories around each and every shipwreck. The wide coast, the beautiful sand mountains, the everlasting green countryside have made of this place a fairy tale scenario. Email: Bob Frassinetti. Art Dealer & Journalist. This is a very special and cherished construction. It was built in France and transported and settled in Argentina between 1892-93. The main body of the building is a cylinder. One can access the light room walking up the 298 steps. The lighthouse is located 36°53’ south 56°40’48’’ W, six miles north from Punta Médanos and 500 meters from the high tide line. Though the walk is long, the view is rewarding for it opens up in front of us a painting like view of an endless deep blue ocean and a crystal sky.
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Updated: Monday, 9 April 2007 8:08 PM
Sunday, 1 April 2007
Art and Antiques for April 2007 in Buenos Aires Argentina
Topic: Events On Going

Art and Antiques for April 2007 in Buenos Aires Argentina.

 

March 28th to April 2nd

Pure Design Fair 2007



This is a one of a kind aesthetic event. In its seventh edition, this
fair is one of the newest and largest design fairs in the South
American region. Featuring all disciplines linked to the conception
and design of our life, this year's edition features fashion,
accesories, jewelry, equiment and industrial design options.

Blue pavilion at La Rural.

For further information visit their website at:
http://www.feriapurodiseno.com.ar/home.htm







March 23rd to April 1sr

Our Horses 2007

3rd International Equine and equestrian industry show.



This show features the finest equine razes such as Creolle, Arabic,
Quarter of a Mile, Argentiene Polo, ARgentine Silla, Argentine Tiro,
Percheron, Argentine Petiso, Hackney Appaloosa and Pase Peruvian.


La Rural, Field Show center

For further information contact
http://www.nuestroscaballos.com.ar/es/index2.asp





April 3rd to 15th

Buenos Aires Festival of Independent international Film BAFICI 2007

Organizad by the Ministry of Culture of Argentina.


April 14th to 28th

Ushuaia International Festival

Organized by Festspiele directed by Hernan Roman, this is the
festival's third edition.

www.festivaldeushuaia.com



April 16th to May 7th

33rd International Book Fair of Buenos Aires

It will take place at La Rural Show Center and the leit motiv will be
Books without Frontiers.



April 18th to 20th

Expo Fine Flavors and Aromas



This is a new and interesting gastronomic fair that features
wineries, aritsan beer makers, fine culinary products and natural
food. Also featuring cooking schools and culinary business companies.



It will take place at the Borges Cultural center

April 23rd to 27th

Ibero American Advertising Festival 2007

Created back in 1969 this is the most important advertising and
publicity festival of Spanish and Portuguese speakers. Annually over
8000 pieces and more than 2000 representatives from around the globe
compete in this event.

More information   www.fiaponline.net


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