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Altars, Statues, Murals: ‘Religious’ Visualities of Primary Schools in Santiago de Chile

Guillermo Marini


This photo-essay is the result of a three-year research project aimed at exploring the visual culture of eight, State funded, primary schools in Santiago de Chile. It presents classroom altars, statues and murals
as recurrent visual events within school life, that seem to challenge both traditional pedagogical practices and youth’s connections with modern visualities. Thus, questions regarding the relationship between religious visual symbols and education are problematized.


Visual culture of schools; religious visualities in schools; elementary schools; everyday aesthetics; Chile

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Altrimedia Edizioni
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
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Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Matera, numero di registrazione 2/2014