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Public Lecture by Daniela Bleichmar

Presented by Harvard Graduate School of Design at Online/Virtual Space

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Oct 26 2021
Public Lecture by Daniela Bleichmar

This talk uses historical images and texts to excavate changing approaches to indigenous environmental knowledge in colonial Mexico and early modern Europe through the study of cochineal.

Before the development of synthetic dyes in the second half of the 1800s, natural dyes were some of the most prized and sought-after commodities in the global economy. This talk uses historical images and texts to excavate changing approaches to indigenous environmental knowledge in colonial Mexico and early modern Europe through the study of cochineal. This insect, native to the Americas, produced the world\'s best quality and most valuable red dye from the 1520s until the rise of the modern

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