Spaces in Public | Sessions I/II

October 26, 2020, 14h-15h30 | 17h-18h30 (GMT)

Online event


Public space and actions in public, such as coexistence management and activation potential. Culture, relations of hierarchy and diversity, art, visibility and the right to the city. Occupation, practices and coexistence as a possibility of political education, in the dimensions of the public and the individual. The search for dignity and a city of solidarity.

Public spaces are constituted beyond the physical structures created for common occupation, making ever more evident the need for an integrated perspective regarding the practices and designs that have determined the spaces and environments and their occupation relations. In this sense, art and cultural practices translate and shape paths, which can reinforce or challenge the logics in use. The focus of this discussion are the affirmation of values and practices from experiences in public, and the revision of social logics from the new demands, the political manifestations in space, the building and the city as expanded dimensions of the common experience, the place of the body and culture in the creation and occupation of urban spaces, and coexistence as potential for critical activation.



Session I | 14h – 15h30

- Inclusive Public Space

 Production of public space, strategies, articulations and readings for an inclusive space, from the perspective of the building and the use practices of the city spaces, in common.

Gonçalo Canto Moniz (CES)

Carolina Queiroga (FADU UBA) - Architect and expert in heritage rehabilitation and conservation, professor at FAU UB and FADU UBA, in Buenos Aires, Argentina; co-director of the project El patrimonio arquitectónico del siglo 21 en Buenos Aires: el legado de Juan Chiogna and director of the project Resiliencia, participación social y sostenibilidad como enfoques proyectuales estratégicos para la conservación del patrimonio urbano-arquitectónico.

Ana Pais (CET - FLUL) - PhD in communication and semiotics from PUC SP, post-doctorate in performing arts, curator and dramaturge, researches and organises actions in public spaces; among other books, she edited the anthology Performance na Esfera Pública (2017, Orfeu Negro)

Session II | 17h00 – 18h30

Body policies and art dimensions in the context of crisis 

Body, communication and cultures, actions and implications in the collective and urban context

Christine Greiner (PUC - SP) – Lecturer and professor at PUC-São Paulo, journalist, master and doctor in communication and semiotics, with post-doctorate by the International Research Centre for Japanese Studies, post-doctorate by the New York University and post-doctorate by the University of Tokyo, researches bodymedia, communication, performance, with connections in dance and oriental studies.

Comments: José Maçãs de Carvalho (DArq UC) - PhD in Contemporary Art, professor at the Faculty of Architecture of Coimbra and College of Arts, postgraduate in culture management in Macau, culture manager, artist in photography and visual arts and researcher.

Mediator: Shirlei Torres Perez (CES / SESCSP)


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Spaces in Public