¿Se Puede Cultivar la Curiosidad?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Free RSVP 2017-11-08 7 p.m. 2017-11-08 America/New_York ¿Se Puede Cultivar la Curiosidad? 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

Can Curiosity be Cultivated?

How is a person’s curiosity engaged, challenged, and embodied through language? This panel discussion will be conducted in Spanish, with headset translation available for those who would like to listen in English. We will encourage audience questions, and reserve time at the end for the audience to reflect on the experience of listening in both English and Spanish.

Panel discussion will take place in Spanish, with English translation available.


¿Se Puede Cultivar la Curiosidad?

¿Cómo la curiosidad de una persona se compromete, desafía y encarna a través del lenguaje? Este panel será en español, con traducción disponible para aquellos que quieran escuchar en inglés. Reservaremos tiempo al final para que el público reflexione sobre la experiencia de escuchar tanto en inglés como en español.

La conversación de los panelistas será en español, con traducción al inglés disponible.



Rosamaria Cristello is the Executive Director and Founder of the Latino Community Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The Latino Center supports the growing Latino community through Youth Development and Enrichment opportunities, advocacy, leadership, and education. Before launching the community center, Rosamaria directed the Latino Family Center under the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, which focuses on early childhood development. Under her leadership, a Latino Community Assessment for Allegheny County was conducted to better understand the dreams and goals of the more vulnerable Latinos and the barriers they are facing in achieving their goals.


A native of Miami, José Carlos Diaz is the Chief Curator at The Andy Warhol Museum. Diaz is organizing the first museum solo exhibition of Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri opening at The Warhol this October. Prior to this he was the Curator of Exhibitions at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach where he curated new artist commissions by Athi-Patra Ruga, Sylvie Fleury and the travelling exhibition GOLD. Prior to joining the Bass he worked at Tate Liverpool and the Liverpool Biennal. Diaz received a MA in Cultural History from the University of Liverpool, and a BA in Art History from San Francisco State University. In 2003 Diaz tenured as a curatorial intern at The Rubell Family Collection and launched a nomadic curatorial project called Worm-Hole Laboratory.

Diego Chaves-Gnecco MD, MPH is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Director and Founder of the program SALUD PARA NIÑOS. Dr. Diego’s clinical and academic interest include the diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, providing care to families and children with disabilities, providing care to children from minority and underserved populations and addressing barriers to health care access.


Angelica Ocampo is the President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. She has a BA in Political Science from Universidad Católica Argentina and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from Columbia University. She has received scholarships from the Fulbright Foundation and from the University of California. Throughout the years she has had a distinguished career in the private sector, while maintaining her commitment to public policy and social issues and remaining active in the non-profit sector.




Kate Joranson (Head, Frick Fine Arts Library, University of Pittsburgh) Kate Joranson is the Head Librarian at the Frick Fine Arts Library at the University of Pittsburgh. She cultivates engagement with arts collections through curriculum development, research, exhibitions, and collection data projects. Kate has been a librarian for 10 years, and worked as an educator and museum professional prior to her work in libraries. In addition to her MLIS, she earned an MFA in painting and drawing. In her expanded practice as an artist and a librarian, she explores the intersection between discovery and creativity, through collaborative projects such as What Does it Mean to be Curious?, as well as a series of studio projects at katejoranson.com

Silvia Duarte (Associate Director, City of Asylum) Silvia Duarte is the associate director of City of Asylum as well as the managing editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her degree in Communication Sciences from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and her masters in Latin American studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain.  Duarte was editor of El Periódico de Guatemala’s Sunday magazine from 2001 to 2006 and has written scholarly and journalistic articles in Germany, Spain, and the United States.




Rosamaria Cristello, Directora Ejecutiva, Centro Comunitario Latino

José Díaz, Curador en Jefe, Museo Andy Warhol

Diego Chaves-Gnecco, MD, MPH, FAAP, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Associate Professor, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Angélica Ocampo, Presidenta y CEO del Consejo de Asuntos Mundiales de Pittsburgh


Co-moderadoras de discusión:

Kate Joranson, Directora, Frick Fine Arts Library, Universidad de Pittsburgh

Silvia Duarte, Subdirectora, Ciudad de Asilo de Pittsburgh


Event Details

November 8, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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