Esferas’ Issue 13: espacios, instituciones, gente will have a special dossier dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU.
A partner institution to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Creative Writing in Spanish Program, as well as the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), among other programs, the KJCC’s original mission was to promote interdisciplinary research and dialogue about Spain and the Spanish-speaking world and to share this process of knowledge-making with communities within and beyond the university.
The Esferas editorial committee enters this celebration with a full belief that a cultural center must be a constantly evolving organism made of its spaces, leadership, events, and archives. Its people. We enter knowingly into a complex dialogue that includes questions such as: What lies behind a name? What lives within a space? What are the tensions with which the center works? How do we contribute responsibly and ethically to its history and its changes?
We take this moment strategically to understand, reflect on and question KJCC’s history and evolution, listen to the voices of scholars, artists, and leaders in conversation with our undergraduate community of scholars, and lay claim to the center’s potential for future development.
Esferas is a student and alumni initiative within New York University’s Department of Spanish & Portuguese.
The peer-reviewed, annual publication publishes exceptional critical essays, visual art, creative writing, interviews, translations, and works related to Hispanic and Luso life within and beyond New York City.
Esferas, “sphere” in Spanish and Portuguese, is the fusion of compelling images, distinctive voices, and multidisciplinary views. The ever-changing shape and infinite flow of our intellectual and creative pursuits is the ever-changing shape and infinite flow.
The magazine creates a shared space for artists, scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students.