Latin America and the Caribbean, the Ongoing Invention of Diversity

This exhibition is organized in the framework of the International Festival of Cultural Diversity (17-26 May 2010).

It is Presented by the Permanent Delegations of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Republic of Colombia, the Republic of El Salvador, the Republic of Guatemala, Mexico, the Republic of Panama, the Republic of Paraguay, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to UNESCO.
Profoundly marked by the brutal projection of an identity imposed in the era of the conquistadors and their epigones, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean were among the first to pose questions of identity in terms of diversity and complexity. Two centuries after the independence of most Latin American and Caribbean countries, the diversity characteristic of the people of this region brings to light a new acceptance of authenticity: mixed, plural, and abundant. Through works presented by numerous countries as well as artisanal products from the region, this exhibition invites you to explore diversity through the cultural expressions of the many paths of a great shared history.

See below the full programme of the Festival


Type of Event Exhibition
Start 17.05.2010 09:00 local time
End 21.05.2010 18:00 local time
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Organizer UNESCO
Country France
City Paris
Venue Siège de l'UNESCO
Street 7 place de Fontenoy
Room Hall Segur, Salle Pas Perdus, Room Miro 1, Room Miro 2, Room Miro 3, Room Miro 4
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Programme du Festival international de la diversité culturelle (17-26 mai 2010)
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