Photography has been used as a tool for capturing stories since as early as 1839, a date generally accepted as the birth year of practical photography (1). During this time, the possibility of capturing events of war to enhance public awareness was also starting to be investigated. Portraits of soldiers, action scenes and land before and after battle became common, leading to the advent of war photography. Today journalists and war photographers document conflict and its aftermath around the world. A text by Hanna Qadir.
Life generates culture generates life, or at least the will to live it. There now exist at least two-hundred different definitions for culture, but the one perhaps most pertinent in this moment stems from T.S. Eliot. The American poet once noted that “culture may even be described simply as that which makes life worth living”.
Manifesto co-written by the MA students of The Lisbon Consortium of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. The manifesto is part of the Proposals for (an) art world(s), the final project of the Curatorship Seminar, coordinated by Luísa Santos. The project consist of 3 exhibitions with Ana Pérez-Quiroga, René Tavares, and Monica Mindless and 3 manifestos, written after 3 workshops with the White Tube, The Union, and Mia Degner..
Who owns historical artefacts? Is it more important to conserve and display them or to return them to their country of origin? Are they valid targets in warfare? Hear from experts and be ready to contribute your own thoughts. A truly multi-disciplinary approach.
Participants of this Summer School are studying towards a master’s or doctorate and must be attending a university that is a member of the Europaeum network.
Professor Luísa Santos will be moderating one of the paper sessions and giving a lecture on the politics and cultures of silence.