Dialogues on violence and transformative approaches from the Global South: The political role of art, culture, and communication

30 Mai
03 Jun

What is the role of artistic and cultural practices in confronting violence and constructing democratic imaginaries? How can racialized, gendered, territorial and intersectional methodologies contribute to these transformations? The International Seminar Dialogues on Violence and Transformative Approaches from the Global South: The Political Role of Art, Culture and Communication will be held from May 30th to June 3rd, from 11 am to 1 pm every day. The encounter will bring together researchers and artists, through their multiple interventions in the field, to reflect on the role of art in the dispute over our imaginaries and collective projects committed to respecting life; on transformative approaches to violence and inequality; and on questions of memory, truth, justice and reparation towards an effective decolonization and democratization in contemporary times. 

The opening conference (May 30th) and three round tables (May 31st, June 1st and 2nd) will be held in virtual format, and there will be simultaneous translation.

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The closing conference (June 3) will be held in person, at the RDC Auditorium at PUC-Rio.

Full schedule:

*All sessions in Brasília Time – BRT (UTC-3)

May 30 (Monday) 11am-1pm

Opening conference: Combative decolonial aesthetics in action: Reflections from Strike MoMA

Coordination: Andréa Gill (IRI/PUC-Rio)
Kency Cornejo –  University of New Mexico
Nelson Maldonado-Torres – Rutgers University
Nitasha Dhillon – MTL Collective

May 31 (Tuesday) 11am-1pm

Roundtable 1: On violence and transformative approaches from the Global South: How to think about im/possible responses?

Coordination: Paula Drumond (IRI/PUC-Rio)
Haydée Gloria Cruz Caruso – University of Brasilia
Marcelle Decothé – Marielle Franco Institute, Fluminense Federal University
Pedro Paulo dos Santos da Silva – Network of Observatories of Security, LabJaca, IRI/PUC-Rio
Phoebe Kisubi – University of Essex, University of Cape Town

June 1 (Wednesday) 11am-1pm

Roundtable 2: On memory, justice and reparation: What is at stake in artistic-cultural disputes within the field?

Coordination: Flavia Guerra Cavalcanti (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Azadeh Sobout – University of Manchester
Carolina Pinzón – Berlin University of the Arts UDK 
Deyanira Clériga Morales Autonomous University of Chiapas, Mesoamerican Voices
Gabriel Dattatreyan – Goldsmiths University of London

June 2 (Thursday) 11h-13h

Roundtable 3: On imaginaries and collective projects in defense of life: How to reconstruct the terms of the dispute?

Coordination: Andréa Gill (IRI/PUC-Rio)
Gleyce Kelly Heitor Brennand Workshop Studio 
Jean Carlos AzuosBela Maré Warehouse Gallery, Literature/PUC-Rio
Natalia VianaObservatory of Favelas, Rio de Janeiro State University
Robbie Shilliam – Johns Hopkins University

June 3 (Friday) 11am-1pm(In person – RDC Auditorium /PUC-Rio)

Closing conference: Ways of dancing: The construction of the performance Na Manha and the power of art from the peripheries

Coordination: Marta Fernández (IRI/PUC-Rio)
Andreza Jorge, Women of the Wind, Virginia Tech, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Ayesca Mayara Souza, Passinho Carioca Dance Company
Simonne Alves, Women of the Wind, National Museum/UFRJ
Na Manha Exhibition


ArtCultureDecolonialDemocracyGlobal SouthInequalityViolence