Talk Series

Dialogues and Perspectives on the Urban: Different Views

Março 2016 - Julho 2017



Creation of 3 Talk Series (from March 2016 to October 2017), divided into 3 sessions each, towards the creation of articulation bridges between research areas of the CCarq that are aimed at the urban, culture and space from different perspectives. In this sense, the intention is that fields such as Sociology, Art, Architecture and Urbanism, Anthropology, History and Economics break new ground and develop a constructive perspective on an area as vast as it is interdisciplinary.

We propose that these talks can be documented for later edition of a special journal issue.



1st Session
Topic: University of Coimbra UNESCO World Heritage: the impact beyond the university?
Speakers: Carlos Fortuna, Walter Rossa and Adelino Gonçalves (moderators)
22 March 2016, 18h00-19h30 | CES-Coimbra, Room 1
Synopsis: This session proposes to discuss the recent classification of the University of Coimbra Alta and Sofia, as a World Heritage Site in 2013. Without prejudice to other topics being launched into debate, we intend to discuss what are the challenges and risks associated with this process and what its potential impact on the university and beyond. Particularly on issues such as urban renewal and the valorisation of the city's  image. With presentations and moderation by CES researchers and experts from the fields of Architecture, Urbanism and Sociology.

2nd Session
Topic: Anthropology, Architecture and Art: Memory as a research tool
Speakers: Luis Quintais, Paulo Providência and Pedro Pousada (moderators)
31 May 2016, 18h00-19h30 | CES-Coimbra, Room 1
Synopsis: This session discusses memory as a research tool. As an object of research itself, but also as a narrative resource used for the foundation of historical analyses, or as a possible argument for validation of practices, namely architectural and artistic.

3rd Session
Topic: History and Sociology in Heritage Management
Speakers: Luísa Trindade, Paulo Peixoto and Vitor Murtinho (moderators)
19 July 2016, 18h00-19h30 | CES-Coimbra, Sala 1
Synopsis: This session aims to reflect on the essential sharing between scientific knowledge and practical application in the specific field of heritage management. Particularly as research methodologies and scientific knowledge production, within the fields history and sociology, can become operative as vehicles of validation and valorisation of heritage. With presentations and moderation of CES researchers, experts in the fields of Art History, Sociology and Architecture.


4th Session
Topic: Art and the Market: the Artist in the Public Space
Speakers: Paula Abreu, António Olaio and André de Brito Correia (moderators)
25 October 2016, 18h00-19h30 | CES-Coimbra, Sala 1
Synopsis: This session aims to reflect on artistic activity and its recurrent relationship with the economic context, at a time when the dictates of economic liberalism instrumentalise the material and immaterial experiences of individuals. This reflection is made taking as starting point the various possibilities of connection between the intervention of the artist and the way it relates to the public space.

5th Session
Topic: Educational Policies and Spaces of Education
Speakers: Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Rui Gomes and João Paulo Cardielos (moderators)
29 November 2016, 18h00-19h30 | CES-Coimbra, Sala 1

Synopsis: This session proposes to debate the relations between theory and history of education, and the architecture of educational spaces. Among other topics approached will be the case of Parque Escolar, which, due to the current national dimension, makes it a very relevant case study. With presentations and moderation by CES researchers, specialists in architecture, urbanism and sociology.



6th Session
Topic: Major Cultural Events and Urban Revitalization
Speakers: Claudino Ferreira, Nuno Grande and Tiago Castela (moderators)
7 February 2017, 18h00-19h30 | CES-Coimbra, Sala 1
Synopsis: This session intends to bring to the debate the topic of urban revitalization and, among many possible approaches, to reflect on the potential of major cultural events as a strategy to promote the rehabilitation of the city or parts of the city. Notwithstanding other questions being raised, we would like to begin by asking the following questions: To what extent can these events influence the urban areas that shelter them but also "contaminate" contiguous urban spaces? Can cultural programming, from the point of view of sociology, and from the point of view of architecture and urbanism, be a vehicle for integrating segregated urban areas? To what extent have programmes such as international exhibitions, or European and national capitals of culture, promoted or can promote lasting strategies for urban management?
With presentations and moderation by CES researchers, specialists in sociology, architecture, urban history.