Candidatura PTDC/CED-EDG/3644/2021

Generative bodies: from aggression to the insurgency. Contributions to a decolonial pedagogy

The AGGRIN project is part of studies on racism from a decolonial perspective. It deals with discrimination and insurgency, through the study of the place that the bodies of racialized citizens occupy in these processes. We recognize that non-bodies in contexts of dominant whiteness, have always been the first “loci” of domination in power relations, in slave processes, in colonial and post-colonial processes, in patriarchal relations, in sexual domination and in the control of their subjectivities and knowledge. (Mignolo, 2007)[1]
The project will focus its attention on one of the most common forms of racism, i.e. surreptitious aggression, named according to historical and cultural contexts of aversive racism, everyday racism or micro aggression. This surreptitious aggression is associated with the bodily materiality of racialized people. AGRRIN will study the specifics of this manifestation of racism (Poiares, 2008)[2] (Bethencourt & Pearce 2012)[3] and how this same corporality also supports multiple forms of insurgency. Finally, it is intended that a better understanding of these complex processes is seen as a contribution to overcoming them, in support of a decolonial pedagogy.
The project is part of the theoretical and social intervention framework the School of Thought of Sociomuseology, as Public Science, within the field of Social Sciences. (Primo & Moutinho, 2020)[4]. The project has a partnership with the UNESCO Chair “Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity” managed by the Department of Museology/CeiED, whose activity of a participatory and dialogical nature is consistent with the SDGs 4,5,11,16.


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O Indígena no Pensamento Colonial Português, (The Indigenous in Portuguese Colonial Thought) Lisboa: Edições Universitárias Lusófonas.ISBN: 972-8296-58-4. 262 pp.

EXODUS STATIONS (2017- ) Heritage and Contemporary Art. Artistic and research projects in Museums of Material Culture

Primo, J., Moutinho, M.; (2021). Teoria e Prática da Sociomuseologia. Lisboa: Edições Universitárias Lusófonas, ISBN-13: 979-8683520359 pp.520.

Poiares, C. Justiça, exclusão social e Psicologia ou Estranhas formas de vida. (Justice, social exclusion and Psychology or Strange ways of life) In J. F. Dias, J. J. Canotilho & J. F. Costa (Org.) (2008), ARS IVDICANDI – Estudos em homenagem ao Prof. Doutor António Castanheira Neves - Filosofia, teoria e metodologia (vol. 1). Coimbra: Coimbra Editora, pp.967-981.