The place of bones: science, art and the legacies of colonial violence

October 18, 2021, 15h00

Science Museum - UC



Abstract: This roundtable takes place within the project "O riso dos necrófagos" [The laughter of scavengers] which develops from the events of the Trindade War / Batepá Massacre that took place in São Tomé and Príncipe in February 1953. Directed by Zia Soares and co-produced by Teatro GRIOT/Culturgest, this project has the partnership of CES through the Popular University Commitment and Art (UPEA-CES).

In this context, the roundtable "The Place of the Bones" aims to think, on the one hand, about the historical role of the University as a support and repository of the structures of colonial violence and racial discrimination. On the other hand, it intends to look at the horizons of possibility for a decolonisation of knowledge that, by combining art and science, confronts today the imperatives of historical justice and dignity of racialised populations.

Speakers: Bruno Sena Martins, Zia Soares, Reddy Wilson Lima and Patrícia Ferraz de Matos

Organisers: UPEA-CES, Teatro Griot and Doctoral Programme "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies"