Archivo de Memoria Trans Argentina: Nuestros códigos/Our codes

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In-person at KJCC Auditorium (53 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012)

Event Details:

Join us for a panel discussion with members of the Archivo de Memoria Trans Argentina, moderated by Ana G. Álvarez (NYU CLACS). This event will be held in Spanish with live interpretation available to English.

Presented by CLACS with the generous support of NYU KJCC, NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and The American LGBTQ+ Museum.

About Archivo de Memoria Trans Argentina :

In the late 1990s, transgender activists Claudia Pía Baudracco and María Belén Correa were fighting for their freedom. Like most trans women, they suffered imprisonment and torture by the Argentine police. During those years, many compañeras were killed by police officers and clients or died from HIV-AIDS. Already then they dreamed of creating a place to store their photographs.

In 2012, months after the death of Claudia Pía and the approval of the Gender Identity Law in Argentina, Belén founded the Trans Memory Archive on social networks. Quickly, other trans women joined in by uploading their own photos. Today, the archive, made up of a team of trans women and professional photographers, have digitized and preserved more than 15,000 artifacts, including photographs, films, personal letters, police files, and newspaper articles, creating the largest trans archive in Latin America. Another central objective is to support the trans community through training in conservation, digital preservation and cataloging techniques and helping them find employment.


María Belén Correa is an internationally renowned trans activist from Argentina, co-founder of ATTTA (Asociación de Travestis, Transgéneros y Transexuales de Argentina) one of the most important travesti and trans organizations in Argentina, and the creator of Archivo de la Memoria Trans in 2014.

Cecilia Estalles Alcón is a visual artist. Since 2004 they work and curate art related projects as a tool for social change. Cofounder of M.A.F.I.A. (Movimiento Argentino de Fotógrafxs Independientes Autoconvocadxs). Since 2015 she works as coordinator of AMT.

Cecilia Sauri has a Master’s in Curatorial Arts from Universidad Nacional de las Artes and is an independent photographer. Since 2017 Cecilia works for AMT in exhibits, and workshops on reflections on images. Cecilia is also AMT’s administrative coordinator.

Note on Accessibility:

This event is free and open to the public with RSVP. The building has a wheelchair ramp and elevator. For any questions or to notify us of additional accommodation requests, please email at least a week prior to the event.