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Luis Carlos Sotelo Castro receives Concordia research grant

Funding will support the theatre professor’s innovative research-creation project
April 24, 2024

Luis Carlos Sotelo Castro, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and director of the Acts of Listening Lab, has been awarded the Concordia Aid to Research Related Events, Exhibition, Publication and Dissemination Activities (ARRE) Grant for his research-creation project.

Titled "Llamado y respuesta: ¿quién escucha a César?" (Call-and-response: who listens to Cesar?), Sotelo’s project explores documentary and oral history-informed theatre, coupled with choral singing.

The research-creation project aims to reflect on ways in which "Llamado y respuesta: ¿quién escucha a César?" can offer insights into the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, a Colombian war crimes tribunal. Additionally, it seeks to explore how the tribunal’s current structures for listening in hearings can be modified to engage the public with care and performance-centered approaches.

The award will also help facilitate the dissemination of the project and knowledge exchange by fostering research collaborations between the Acts of Listening Lab and experts in transitional justice, in both the Colombian context and Canada.

As part of this project, Sotelo will be welcoming experts for collaborations and visits to Concordia in May 2024.

Learn more about the specialization in Performance Creation and the Acts of Listening Lab.


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