José Eduardo Ferreira Santos é pedagogo (UCSAL), mestre em Psicologia (UFBA), doutor em Saúde Pública (UFBA), pós – doutor em Cultura Contemporânea (PACC – UFRJ), curador do Acervo da Laje. Luigi Galimberti é editor do site transnationaldialogues.eu.
“Eis que o povo é um, e todos têm uma mesma língua; e isto é o que começam a fazer; e agora, não haverá restrição para tudo o que eles intentarem fazer.”
Gênesis, capítulo 11, versículo 6
Quando foi a última vez que você viu um protagonista africano, uma pessoa negra em uma narrativa de ficção cujo caráter é aprimorado e inspirador? Talvez em uma história em quadrinhos, ou como James Bond, em uma série de TV conhecida, com certeza alguma coisa no cinema? Enquanto você faz essa busca, apresento aqui três jovens líderes globais africanos que rompem com essa narrativa. Mũchiri Njenga, Kadara Enyeasi e Osborne Macharia estão reformulando nossa realidade contemporânea através de narrativas ficcionais utilizando meios que se valem de lentes. Continue reading Afrofuturismo→
During the month of March 2015 I went to Panama along with the critic and curator Beatriz Lemos to develop a research after her invitation to join the Central-American phase of the project Lastro – intercâmbios livres em arte[free exchanges in art].
Researching the history of the country, we learned that Panama was under Spanish rule for almost 300 years (1538-1821). Previously part of the territory of Gran Colombia, in 1903 the United States of America and the Roosevelt administration, in dispute with Colombia, created the country, making the banking group JP Morgan the official fiscal agent of the new country. This was one of Roosevelt’s consolidations of the Monroe Doctrine in Central America. The creation of the country was based purely on commercial interests, including gaining full control of the Inter-Oceanic Canal that was under construction at the time, to be completed in 1914. The country’s image as a tax haven began there. Continue reading Speculations on the Fifth Income→
The aggravation of social inequalities and poverty, and the rise of unemployment and existential uncertainty in Brazil, especially among young people, has driven various groups and individuals to seek niches beyond traditional social structures in the hope of discovering new possibilities and ways of (re-)action in order to achieve their desires and needs. Continue reading Occupying Public Space in Brazil→
An article by Sun Siwei 孙思维, as published in the Transnational Dialogues Journal 2016. The text was conceived for the discussion “Between Crowds and Empires / 群众和帝国之间” that took place at Goethe-Institut Beijing on 18 June 2016.
CTRL – Rethinking Cultural Assets, De-Capitalising Intellectual Property. A New Comprehensive Approach to the Music Market. An article by Margherita D'Andrea and Corrado Gemini as published in the Transnational Dialogues Journal 2016.
Summer 2016: the heat is oppressive as you book your house by the sea on Airbnb. You managed to organise seven special days of holiday.
An Underground Middle Path. How Does a Social Initiative Test Commercial Rule and the Common Good? An article by Chen Yiming 陈奕名 as published in the Transnational Dialogues Journal 2016.
The Digua Shequ 地瓜社区 community centre is a city basement renovation project in Beijing initiated by Zhou Zishu 周子书. Two floors below the street, the basement was once a bomb shelter designed to withstand wartime air raids, before later becoming residential. Continue reading Digua Shequ 地瓜社区→
Our friends at Embaixada Cultural have just published a not-to-be-missed guide on cultural mobility funding opportunities for Brazilian artists, cultural professionals, organisations and opportunities for non-Brazilians to develop projects and cultural mobility experiences in Brazil. This very useful resource could be downloaded for free in English or Portuguese (PDFs).
The exhibition RareKind China (Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, 5 Feb – 3 Apr 2016) will showcase the diverse visual identities of graffiti and street artists from China and the UK, who have been invited to create original work that responds to the CFCCA’s 30-year history and the international context of street art. Continue reading RareKind China→
[Cover photo taken at the Brazilian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale by Barbara Szaniecki; artwork by Antonio Manuel]
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