Parada, Esther

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

My introductory Project Description indicated my early immersion in the traditions of a middle class Midwestern Jewish family. However, my socio-political awareness as an adult expanded, and was heavily influenced by history studies at Swarthmore College (1956-60) and service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia (1964-66), where I learned to speak fluent Spanish and developed an intense interest in Latin America. During this period the energy previously directed toward Zionist idealism was diverted to solidarity with struggling areas of the Third World.


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    2005 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Parada, Esther (2007-01-05T19:03:02Z)
    The project I am submitting for the New Media Fellowship proposes to evoke a deeper understanding of the current Israel/Palestinian conflict using the integrative power afforded by advanced technology in an exploration of the history of olive tree plantings in Israel and Palestine. It will combine a detailed physical/horticultural examination of the nature of olive trees with a critical look at the symbolism and significance of these trees within American, Israeli, and Palestinian cultures.