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Chief curator: António Pinto Ribeiro

Coorganised by: Associação Cultural Unipop

8 Feb 2014 - 15:00 – 24 May 2014 - 15:00

Auditorium 3 of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Free admission

4th Observatory of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

The aim of this cycle of debates is to discuss historical and present-day experiences that can help us to form an inventory of the different types of power relations. It is a programme that cuts not only across the fields of art and culture, but also across politics and economics. It involves the discussion of political events, aesthetic movements and theoretical debates, and focuses on such diverse subjects as literary texts, political actions, film images, academic currents of thought and even trade flows.

Special attention will be devoted to the dynamics of territorialisation that are involved in power relations, ranging from colonial expansion to the globalisation process, from the formation of metropolises to the transformation of nature.

The inspiration for this programme is the critique that will be made of colonial domination in African, Asian and South American territories and societies, looking at the alternatives being developed in these same contexts, both to the new forms of western domination and to the powers that have since established themselves in the post-colonial world.

Diogo Duarte, Inês Galvão and José Neves (Coordinators)

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Admission is free and enrolments should be made by e-mail at: cursopcc@gmail.com


PROGRAME

 

1st Session | 8 February

THE ECONOMICS OF URBAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Protest and Rebellion in Present-Day Maputo and Rio de Janeiro

Speakers:

Giuseppe Cocco, Sociologist, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Paulo Granjo, Anthropologist, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

Commentator: José Nuno Matos, Sociologist, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

2nd Session | 1 March [Simultaneous translation: EN-PT]

THE ART OF THE ORDINARY AND THE PRODUCTION OF CULTURE

Anti-colonialism, from the Militant Image to the War of Writings

Speakers:

Ros Gray, Critical Studies, Goldsmith College, University of London

Maria-Benedita Basto, Literary Studies, University of Paris IV

Commentator: Luís Trindade, Historian, Birkbeck College – University of London


3rd Session | 29 March

A HISTORY OF POPULAR PROTESTS AND ANTI-COLONIAL STRUGGLES

Politics in Portugal and the Portuguese Empire from the 19th century to 25 April

Speakers:

Diego Palacios Cerezales, Historian, University of Stirling

José Neves, Historian, Institute of Contemporary History, New University of Lisbon

Commentator: Fátima Sá e Melo Ferreira, Historian, ISCTE-IUL

  

4th Session | 26 April [Simultaneous translation: EN-PT]

FROM THE THEORY OF DEPENDENCE TO THE RIGHT TO ESCAPE

The Circulation of Goods and People in the World

Speakers:

Sandro Mezzadra, Sociologist, University of Bologna and University of Western Sidney

Nuno Teles, Economist, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

Commentator: José Mapril, Anthropologist, Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA)

 

5th Session | 24 May [Simultaneous translation: FR-PT]

SOCIETY AGAINST STATE AND THE CARE OF THE SELF

Emancipation, Amerindian Perspectivism and Post-colonialism 

Speakers:

Orazio Irrera, Philosophy, University of Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne

Davide Scarso, Philosophy, Center for the History of Science and  Technology

Commentator: Bruno Peixe Dias, Philosophy, Centre of Philosophy, University of Lisbon