HubPost-Amnesia - Dismantling Colonial Manifestations
Porto Hub – Post-Amnesia: Dismantling Colonial Manifestations was formed between INSTITUTO, the InterStruct Collective and RAMPA. Each organisation is exploring the theme of colonial manifestations, relics, and ideologies within different modes in the city of Porto and beyond. The project idea and activity plan aimed to address the material and immaterial traces of the colonial manifestations of Porto, which is very much present in the city: toponymy, monuments, brands, education, intergenerational storytelling (e.g. children’s stories) and popular culture. Existing working relationship has strengthened as a hub, to be able to extend cultural programming to a wider section of the public, build on existing external networks and maintain curatorial autonomy. In the first phase, the organisations began to explore and develop new strategies and tools collaboratively across the hub, drawing on its networks, with the view to use this initial period as stimulus to develop a broader, long term strategy collectively. At the centre, the project aimed to build relationships with several entities in order to broaden the reach of the discussion in order to avoid working in silos, ensuring information is shared and accessible. The project involved different activities, including public discussions, meetings, a workshop, and others.
ThisPlace – Stories of displaced people in Diyarbakır, Chernihiv and Porto
in collaboration with Chernihiv and Diyarbakır II hubs
ThisPlace is the joint project between Diyarbakır II, Chernihiv, and Porto hubs. The project addresses stories of displaced people in these three places, taking into account their political and historical contexts, by developing ways of artistic expression for social change.
ThisPlace developed common strategies and methodologies to apply locally to three communities: the Kurdish society who had to migrate due to repressive policies in the geographies where the Kurds predominately live; the internally displaced Ukrainian people who were forced to move due to the Russian military aggression in the East of Ukraine; and people of non-European descent who are discriminated against by structural racism and xenophobia in Portugal. ThisPlace was developed in two phases: the first was a collection of individual and subjective stories through collaborative artistic methods, and the second one was the production of artistic outcomes to present at the three hubs locations.