Political analyst, sociologist and art critic Gabriel Palumbo He passed away this Friday at the age of 56 weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. He was a teacher and columnist in different media, such as PROFIL and La Nación, and was married to the national deputy Sabrina Ajmechet, with whom he had a daughter.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1966, Palumbo studied at the schools of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano y Prilidiano Pueyrredon, before studying Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires. As a university professor, he taught Political Science at the UBA, an area in which he organized reflection and research groups on political philosophy.
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Through her social networks, the legislator from Together for Change he fired him with a heartfelt message. “Gabriel was the person the best I have ever met. He chose me to share his life and to raise Isabella. I’ve been with him since I was 25 years old and he made me a better person.”
In another publication, he thanked the messages received after the death, which occurred while he was admitted to the Otamendi Hospital. “I was touched because I know that many of us truly feel that Gabriel changed our lives, guided us, made us better,” Ajmechet said.
Palumbo was a graduate and postgraduate professor and had taught, for more than a decade, a seminar on Art and Politics in Argentina for the Institute for Study Abroad of Butler University. He was director of the Victoria Ocampo House of Culture and he was in charge of the curatorship of the heritage exhibition with which this cultural space was reopened in 2016.
“Not only that there is a relationship between Culture and Politics but it is very difficult for me to see the difference between one thing and the other”, he had stated in an interview for the media new papers.
“I think that somewhere there are some of the meanings of the word culture that are actually possible to be almost automatically assimilated with politicsas long as it is the place where human interactions take place and as long as it is the space where the way in which society coexists is organized”, he said.
Also, it had been consultant for special projects of the Ministry of Culture of the Nation and wrote about politics in different media. he also did artistic criticism of exhibitions local and international as a collaborator in cultural magazines.
The sociologist had published the essay The best president in history. A liberal and pragmatist look at Kirchnerist populism and participated in the volumes for teachers and students. In the Political Science career at the UBA he taught Sociological Theory classes.
Palumbo also wrote different columns for PROFILE; and below you can read some of them:
Palumbo’s death caused the sadness and shock of many followers and friends on social media. On his Twitter account, the president of the ARI Civic Coalition, Maximilian Ferraro, conveyed his “deep sadness.” “A friend with whom we shared many years of militancy in our youth and with whom we always had enriching debates. We fired a great guy, lucid, studious, critic of reality and lover of reading and art. Big hug for Sabrina, Isabella and the whole family.”
He was also fired from the Political Science degree at the UBA, as was the Alem Foundation, where he collaborated with the science and technology and culture teams.
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