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Lorena Wolffer and Joseph Zárate in conversation with Amanda de la Garza

Narrating the pandemic

Querétaro 2022, 

A visual artist and a journalist who, within their respective spheres, have studied and reflected on the experiences of people during the pandemic, will talk to Amanda de la Garza. Lorena Wolffer is a Mexico City-based artist and cultural activist who, in 2020, launched the Diarias Global platform; this initiative, in collaboration with the MUAC, involves the compilation of photos of adults, children and young people in order to portray the way the global Covid-19 pandemic has been lived. The journalist Joseph Zárate (Peru) has been awarded multiple prizes, including the 2018 Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Prize and the 2016 Ortega y Gasset Prize, and is the author of the works of non-fiction Guerras del interior (2018) and Algo nuestro sobre la tierra (2021), which are collections of his reports on funerary work during the pandemic, the outcome of his visits to hospitals, homes, streets, funerary companies, cemeteries and crematoria in Lima during the pandemic.