Critical Essay #1
Review – LASER Santa Fe InPlace: HEIDI K BRANDOW IS WHO YOU SHOULD WATCH ONLY NOT Diego Media. FOCUS ON BRANDOW ONLY, class speaker on October 12th. WRITE AT LEAST TWO QUESTIONS YOU HAD ON HER AND WRITE IT AT THE END OF THE PAPER! WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEO IN ORDER TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.
The Memory Project utilized demographic data to critically analyze public art and memorials
throughout the City of Santa Fe. Data collected highlighted the disproportionately high colonial
influence represented in public memorials which significantly diminished the history and people of regionally specific indigenous cultures.
Recall that this class is devoted to race and representations and their implications. From
your syllabus: We will be attending to the ways in which material culture and iconic imagery are
interpreted within institutional systems that practice “forgetfulness” and how selective histories
of historically oppressed peoples function by using the body and representations of race as
tropes. Strategies for proactive imaginings and creative “re-rememberings” are explored for their
application and utility in progressive educational dialogues.
ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING PROMPTS USING 300 OR LESS WORDS
FOR EACH PROMPT. Do not use a title page, do not provide an introduction or conclusion.
Simply answer the prompts.
1) Identify one or two central point(s) made. What is being critiqued?
2) How is this value being promoted or critiqued? What methodology is utilized? What evidence
is provided? What terms are employed?
3) What further questions do you have? What topics might you approach differently?
Your work should be saved in A MICROSOFT WORD, double spaced, page numbered, with a
heading (the name of the student, date, email and the class the student is enrolled in) and
You are required to identify two core terms from your readings and class discussions (noted in
bold and provided with a definition) in addition to citing at least two course articles or links.
Here are some course article readings, core terms, and class discussions
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