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6. COMPARING WE'S. COSMOPOLITANISM. EMANCIPATION. POSTCOLONIALITY

P.I.: Carlos Garrido Castellano

Synopsis:            

This project aims to analyse in a comparative way how collaborative projects have shaped public arenas within contexts shaped by processes of colonial emancipation and imperial dominance. In order to do that, we will explore collective creative practices including visual arts, performance and theatre, seeking to understand how those have contributed to the construction, in several latitudes, of a more open and more democratic, but, above all, more critical, cultural sphere.

A focus on individual authorship, a sublimation of particular subjectivities, embedded with a singular capacity of “being ahead of their time and place”, has prevailed in many cases in the research on cultural practices of those contexts.

This project arises from the hypotheses that the potential of collaborative cultural practices is increasingly shaping our reality worldwide. Its main objective will be to understand how collective agents and collaborative initiatives have shaped cultural agendas within contexts subjected to different forms of former or present colonial or imperial domination; secondly, we intend to analyse how collaboration can become a potentially transformative and contagious practice, permeating multiple scenarios.

Project Members:
 
            -Susana Araújo (CEC, ULisboa)
            -Luisa Cardoso (Art History Department, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
            -Manuela Carvalho (CEC, ULisboa)
            -Carlos Garrido Castellano (CEC, ULisboa)
            -Eiko Ikegami (The New School for Social Research, New York) 
            -Conrad James (University of Birmingham) 
            -Cristel Jusino (Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU)
            -Magdalena López(CEC, ULisboa)
            -Nomusa Makhubu (Michaelis School of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
            -Caterina Preda (Univ. Bucharest, Romania)
            -Kristen Sharp (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)


Activities in 2015:

  • International Conference “Envisioning the Futures of Emancipation and the Emancipation of Future”. 9-11 September 2015. Universidad Del Atlántico. Barranquilla (Colombia).  https://issuu.com/fundaciondivulgar/docs/programa_congreso_culturas_visuales
  • Seminar “Comparing “WE’s”. Community, Cosmopolitanism and Emancipation in a Global Context.” 8-9 October 2015. Centro de Estudos Comparatistas. Universidade de Lisboa. http://comparingweseminar.weebly.com/
  • Conrad James. Conference “Race, Community and the Erotics of Emancipation in Twentieth century Cuba.” June 2015.





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