Type: Public event

Discussion on El Panóptico Ciego (The Blind Panopticon)

Part of the Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: Science, Technology, and the Carceral State webinar series


Jorge Nuñez and Courtney McClellan

Date & time

Jun 4, 2021, 12:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

In August of 2014 a film crew stumbled across a century-old bureaucratic archive of the main men’s prison in Quito, Ecuador. Roof-high stacks of paperwork crammed into a nineteenth-century vault. This decaying archive recorded the daily institutional life of Ecuador’s oldest penitentiary, Centro de Rehabiltacion de Varones, Numero Uno Quito (CRSVQ1); originally titled Penal Garcia Moreno after the President who oversaw its construction between 1869 and 1874.

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