Art with/for the community: anthropological perspectives
Filipa Ramalhete (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa)
Helena Elias (University Lisbon)
Senate House South Block - Room G5
Start time:
1 June, 2018 at 11:30
Session slots:

Short abstract:

This panel addresses researchers who would like to present either anthropological analysis on communitarian artistic projects or present case-studies where anthropologists played an important role in these artistic processes.

Long abstract:

In the last few decades, communitarian projects often include artistic practices. This is particularly true in where territorial and cultural perspectives are fundamental to local development. This panel launches a challenge for researchers who have developed, either as active team members or as theoretical researchers, anthropological analysis regarding artistic practices with local communities. The main objectives are: 1) to increase the knowledge on the role of the anthropologists in these artistic practices; 2) to strengthen the importance of communitarian artistic processes as an anthropological theoretical field of analysis. We specially welcome papers crossing different disciplinary frameworks, allowing diachronic analysis, comparing traditional and contemporary values, demonstrating the impact of territorial based interventions, addressing artistic practice as ethnographical resource and portraying different social and economic contexts.