Cláudia Madeira no Coloniality – Voices and Perceptions workshop em Berlim

A docente da NOVA FCSH e investigadora do ICNOVA, participou em dezembro no Coloniality – Voices and Perceptions workshop, uma coorganização entre a Savvy Contemporary e a NOVA FCSH ao abrigo do projeto African-European Narratives, coordenado por Maria Teresa Cruz (ICNOVA).
Abstract: In this workshop presented by Akinbode Akinbiyi and Vasco Araújo, we will try to discover ways to engage with the ones around us, while reflecting upon ourselves using both the gaze and the voice as instruments.  This 3-day collaboration between students, artists, neighbours and ourselves, we will be pushed to learn to use our observation skills as well as to discover our inner voices, in order to interact with one-another to express ourselves and practice ways of demystifying our understanding of the “other”.
In a moment when materialism seems to be an undeniable part of our lives it becomes compelling the necessity to perceive that our lives and the ones of the people around us are more than what we may notice in a first glance. While getting into this particular holiday spirit in which consumerism forces its way through our minds, we engage in ways to look to one another with a capacity that overthrows the external look.
In collaboration between SAVVY Contemporary and the FCSH-Nova University of Lisbon, this workshop taking place in Berlin, makes part of a continuing project mainly developed with schools from Lisbon, Berlin and Bordeaux. The focus of this project is to try to bring students of different ages and backgrounds to think about what is to be European, and how Europe relates to the African continent in much more ways than just in a geopolitical sense but more even through the people and their history and culture that circulate both spaces.
African-European Narratives is an invitation to re-imagine Europe and to rethink its post-colonial cartography. One that transcends the circle of national narratives, disrupts their own imaginary homogeneity and disturbs the politics of identity and otherness. It is also an invitation to engage with new media practices, to experiment with new forms of activism and to test the possibilities of a new cultural analytics. An invitation to collectively produce and re-appropriate archives, to navigate diversity and visualize new configurations, to empower individual voices as well as trans-individual and transnational processes.

2019-01-10T12:53:21+00:00Dezembro 26th, 2018|Categories: ICNOVANotícias|