The Plazas of New Mexico

Chris Wilson & Miguel Gandert

Sparks, SAR Boardroom

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free

Plaza RatsPlaza RatsPhotograph by Miguel GandertPlaza RatsPhotograph by Miguel Gandert

Cultural historian Chris Wilson and renowned photographer Miguel Gandert will present their newest book Center Place: The Plazas of New Mexico. Chris Wilson will outline the rich heritage of New Mexico’s public plazas and the everyday life and community celebrations that help sustain them. He will trace three distinct design traditions—the Native American with its central kiva; the Hispanic plaza with church and courtyard houses; and the Anglo-Saxon square with courthouse and businesses. Miguel Gandert will discuss his use of panoramic cameras to capture both the breadth of public spaces and the contemporary celebrations in those spaces.

Videography and video editing by SAR volunteer John Sadd
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