4Cs - From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture

2020

Blackness On and Beyond the Transparent Windowpanes: Notes on the Ghosts of Colonialism in Lithuanian Streets

In this essay, Rado Ištok proposes to examine the stereotypical racial imagery of the café and shop windows as transparent interfaces between public and private space in Lithuania and Eastern Europe in relation to the region’s complicit yet often ignored relationship with the histories of colonial and racist violence. The text was originally published on echo gone wrong's website.

The Politics of Silence

CECC announces that Luísa Santos (CECC researcher), has just won a 20 thousand euros financing from DGARTES for the publication of "The Politics of Silence", an anthology-book-exhibition on silence, as a concept and essential practice for contemporary visual culture in its relationship with the political.

An approach to the meaning - Boca y Hueso

From where does our relationship with reality come? How is the experience of both the world and ourselves established? In a time of social isolation, we are led to reflect on the subjective frame that underlies our narratives, our individual and collective certainties, practices, and habits. This reflection highlights the intertwining of reality and fiction as the source where the sense of meanings rest, as expressed in cultural, symbolic and historical practices, and knowledge.

X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture - ECOCULTURE

The X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, under the topic “Ecoculture”, intends to reflect on the interrelation between culture and the environment, to examine the growing awareness of the negative impact of human activities and to discuss the necessity to rethink, reconceptualize and redefine the relationship between humans and the non-human world.

Atmospheric Conditions

The following five days will be dedicated to the sky. To the great immensity above us and the clouds in movement. To the possibility that lies in the air and the cyclic mixture of changing combinations of elements. Works by Jabulani Maseko / Words by Sofia Steinvorth

Interfaces Conference - ONASSIS STEGI

The INTERFACES Conference “Cultural synergies, creativity & innovation” is a two-day international event that explores how cultural synergies could contribute to innovation and creativity in the field of CULTURE. Ana Fabíola Maurício, 4Cs Project Manager will be part of Panel 1: Inclusion, DIVERSITY, Access, and Equity in the Arts and Culture Sector, Friday 6th of March at 11 am.

From conflict to conflict via change: a reply

Edward Hopper’s "Nighthawks in the age of the coronavirus". This image is striking, as it upgrades the loneliness in Hopper’s painting to a heartbreaking abandonment. In this new version, there are not even persons, subjects to the experience of loneliness; the viewer is left with that experience himself. We are not invited to see how others feel lonely, we are forced into loneliness.

A Language Act

The English Language Unity Act proposes to declare an official language for the United States. It stipulates that “all citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language,” and proposes to establish English language testing as part of the naturalization process. A Language Act is a project created by the artist Amira Hanafi.

Conversations From Calais

Conversations From Calais aims to re-humanise those affected by the refugee crisis by using public space to share conversations volunteers have had with migrants met in Calais. It is a way of bearing witness for the thousands of displaced people stuck in Calais and trying to reach the UK, whose voices are so often silenced or ignored.

An approach to the meaning - An Other History

From where does our relationship with reality come? How is the experience of both the world and ourselves established? In a time of social isolation, we are led to reflect on the subjective frame that underlies our narratives, our individual and collective certainties, practices, and habits. This reflection highlights the intertwining of reality and fiction as the source where the sense of meanings rest, as expressed in cultural, symbolic and historical practices, and knowledge.

Considering Monoculture

M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) and deBuren (the Dutch-Flemish house for culture and debate) are co-convenors of the two-day conference “Considering Monoculture". This two-day interdisciplinary programme will consider current and historical manifestations of monoculture as well as its implications for art, culture and its institutions.

An approach to the meaning - Temps Vécu

From where does our relationship with reality come? How is the experience of both the world and ourselves established? In a time of social isolation, we are led to reflect on the subjective frame that underlies our narratives, our individual and collective certainties, practices, and habits. This reflection highlights the intertwining of reality and fiction as the source where the sense of meanings rest, as expressed in cultural, symbolic and historical practices, and knowledge.

From conflict to conflict via change

There isn’t a better way to say this. We are dying. Humanity is dying – physically, socially, and culturally. Schools, Universities, Museums have closed last week. Today, access has been restricted to shops and to public spaces. The streets are emptied. And I think of Gregor Graf’s images that have become so close to reality.