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HubPost-Amnesia - Dismantling Colonial Manifestations

Topics
Public space / Memory / Migration / Discrimination / Political engagement
Disciplines
Architecture / Community arts / Research /Visual arts / Performing arts / Urban studies / Co-working workplace

Phase 1

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.

Porto
INSTITUTO
INSTITUTO is a focal point for different forms of cultural expression, located in the heart of Porto. Its programme encompasses the visual and spatial arts, critical thinking and multidisciplinary collaborations.
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Porto
INSTITUTO
oinstituto.pt
INSTITUTO is a focal point for different forms of cultural expression, located in the heart of Porto. Departing from the field of architecture, its programme encompasses the visual and spatial arts, critical thinking and multidisciplinary collaborations. It seeks to encourage the creation of new contemporary discourses through interdisciplinarity, the informality of the space and the will to tackle burning issues in today’s society. Since December 2018, INSTITUTO has organised talks, exhibitions, workshops, publications, residencies and events, benefiting from a series of rooms with different characteristics and facets: courtyard, hall, studios, gallery and residency.
Porto
InterStruct Collective
InterStruct aims to foster a dialogue around interculturalism by providing a discursive platform where people of varied cultural backgrounds can collaborate and stage artistic projects of social significance.
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Porto
InterStruct Collective
interstructcollective.com
InterStruct aims to foster a dialogue around interculturalism by providing a discursive platform where people of varied cultural backgrounds can collaborate, propose interventions and stage artistic projects of social significance. This forum values inclusivity and encourages empathy and self-reflection as the foundation for disrupting adverse ideologies and stereotypes. These driving principles were formulated in 2017 following a public workshop. The collective has since organised exhibitions, international artist residencies, film screenings, talks, guided tours and workshops. There is no organisational hierarchy and members have changed over time.
Porto
RAMPA
Inspired by the cosmopolitan history of the city, RAMPA hopes to connect with its diaspora, revisiting old bridges between Porto and the world or finding new paths between Porto and other cities across borders.
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Porto
RAMPA
rampa.pt
RAMPA is a non-profit cultural organisation based in Porto running an independent art space since 2019. Inspired by the cosmopolitan history of the city, RAMPA hopes to connect with its diaspora, revisiting old bridges between Porto and the world or finding new paths between Porto and other cities across borders. It aims to award opportunities to local artists, but also to bring to the city the work of international creators and curators. Its activities range from exhibitions to workshops, screenings and lectures. RAMPA’s team members work within the arts or social sciences, and several collaborators working occasionally in each project.

Phase 2

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 will develop common strategies and methodologies to be applied 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 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 will be developed in two phases: the first, is a collection of individual and subjective stories through collaborative artistic methods; and the second is the production of artistic outcomes to be presented at the three hubs locations.

Library

Post-Amnesia Debate #3: History and Culture

COLLABORATION OF Porto Hub

Post-Amnesia Debate #1: Monuments and Memorials

COLLABORATION OF Porto Hub

Post-Amnesia Debate #2: Routes and Toponymy

COLLABORATION OF Porto Hub
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