Dr Daniel Esparza takes part in the International Symposium Collective Faces

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Professor Daniel Esparza of the Blanquerna Observatory has been invited by the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela) and the ERC FACETS project of the University of Turin (Italy) to participate as a speaker in the International Symposium Collective Faces, together with Professor Anna Pagès of the Universitat Ramon Llull.

The symposium, which will take place on 29 February and 1 and 2 March 2024 at the UCAB campus in Caracas, Venezuela, will focus on the study and analysis of the collective face in the common Latin American diversity, addressing crucial aspects such as identity, culture and technology.

The programme of the event will address various issues related to the representation of groups and communities through selected faces, processes and controversies in the selection of faces, the construction of collective faces of the future, as well as post- and transhuman collective faces. It will also explore the aesthetics of faces in Latin America’s common diversity.

The International Symposium Collective Faces offers a hybrid format to ensure international participation, including keynote lectures, research presentations and panel discussions. Dr Esparza’s paper focuses on Martin Buber’s commentary on the Book of Job, which presupposes an understanding of presence as reciprocity and, consequently, as the possibility of recognising the face of the other.