The roots of change; A case study of how artists, as part of civil society, contribute to democratization in Havana
This thesis discusses the relation between artists as part of civil society and democratization in Havana. Artist in Havana contribute to democratisation by means of different forms of protest art, such as: documentaries, festivals, hip-hop, graffiti, paintings, photos and films. The way in which these forms of protest art contribute to democratization strongly relates to the totalitarian context in which Cubans have lived for almost 55 years. After years of repression, repression became ingrained in society and the hearts and minds of Cubans. They became paranoia frightened and apathetic. To contribute to democratization the focus of artists in Havana lies eliminating this self-repression.
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