Post-colonial legacies in Seville: traces of the Ibero-American Exhibition, 1929

Souto, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-0110-0137, 2017. Post-colonial legacies in Seville: traces of the Ibero-American Exhibition, 1929. Entremons UPF Journal of World History (9), pp. 74-104. ISSN 2014-5217

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The Ibero-American Exhibition (IAE), celebrated in Seville in 1929, has endured and survived a number of periods which have affected not only its use, but also its meaning. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the context in which the IAE was designed, highlighting connections with broader international understandings: first, regarding the creation of new identities during the Spanish post-colonial period (in both Latin America and Spain); second, the organisation of international exhibitions, which aimed at showcasing advances (technological and colonial), as well as the construction of colonial identities. These two conditions have a clear impact in the construction and delivery of the IAE project, which can be traced on the legacy that the Ibero-American Exhibition has had in Seville, especially through its pavilions, built as permanent structures. The built environment in Seville will serve to evaluate how it was used in the past, in the present, and how it could become a future environment for a further understanding of the relationships between Spain and its former colonies in Latin America.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Entremons UPF Journal of World History
Creators: Souto, A.
Publisher: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Date: 8 June 2017
Number: 9
ISSN: 2014-5217
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 12 Jun 2017 09:06
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 09:06
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