Almada / Portugal: 25th of May 2018
Theme and aims of the Activity
This seminar was a partnership between UNL | FCSH - New University of Lisbon | College of Social Sciences and Humanities, ICNOVA - Institute of communication from the UNL and PRSD Network and, in order to share stories, cultural material and forms of expression promotes the emergence and awareness of the cultural and ethnic diversity that make up European societies today. It also deepens memories diaspora cultures linked to colonial history, common to several countries, and post-colonial identities potentially transformative design of own national narratives. Digital networks and the new medial practices favour the Constitution of these files and your sharing, and also the cultural dialogue, and the interpenetration of ideas, habits and tastes. The central objective of this seminar was to create a web platform open to the contribution of narratives related to the experience and culture Afro-European. These narratives were based on cultural origin and Afro-colonial after-memories, condition or in other contemporary contexts of relationship with African countries and cultures, particularly present in everyday experience in the activity culture and the arts. The seminar boosted specific contexts of creation and media practices, in the form of workshops, in communities, cultural associations, schools and universities, teachers, cultural agents and enthusing leaders of communities to use and disseminate this digital storytelling tool, which can be used also directly online. The spread of this file of stories and viewing of this data will contribute to a renewal of our imaginary, that challenge dominant narratives about certainly some European identity as well as stereotypes about citizenship Afro-European. The seminar is under project "Afro-European Narratives" that is inserted in the programme "Europe for citizens" and in "International Decade of Afro-descendants" (2015-2024), proclaimed by the United Nations.
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National Seminar: Afro-European Narratives.
All African and European citizens based in Europe, particularly the people that have been in African and are linked with African people and histories. Special attention will be also given to the people that have lived in African countries in colonialism period and descendants of Africans that live in European countries.
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