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Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscapes: roundtable series I.

Atualizado: 27 de mar.

Infrastructures + Labour + War


9 ABRIL, 2024

CCB- auditório MAC (Lisboa)





Resumo PT


Desde 2019 que os Congressos Internacionais Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscapes têm inquirido sobre a relação entre a disciplina arquitectónica e o colonialismo português. Muitas vezes, a História da Arquitectura tem perdido o foco nos diferentes agentes que a produziram, concentrando-se exclusivamente nas obras construídas. Esta primeira Mesa-Redonda sobre Infraestruturas + Trabalho + Guerra pretende introduzir novos actores e agências, reunindo as equipas dos projectos ArchWar, financiado pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), e ArchLabour, financiado pelo European Research Council (ERC), sediados no Dinâmia’CET-Iscte, com consultores e investigadores convidados para debater as estratégias de ocupação colonial implementadas pelo estado português durante o “III Império”.


Da parte da manhã, será lançado o número especial 39 “Paisagens coloniais e pós-coloniais: arquitetura, cidades, infraestruturas” da revista Africana Studia (ed. CEAUP) que reúne um conjunto de artigos selecionados entre as propostas apresentadas na primeira edição destes congressos, em Lisboa, na Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Os diferentes autores irão participar, presencialmente ou à distância, numa sessão moderada por Ana Silva Fernandes (Universidade do Porto), editora deste número e Karina Ramos (CEAUP) membro da equipa editorial da revista.


À tarde, e cruzando diferentes experiências inter-imperiais, Cristiana Bastos (Universidade de Lisboa), Peter Scriver (Universidade de Adelaide), e Johan Lagae (Universidade de Ghent), contribuirão com as suas perspectivas sobre o trabalho desqualificado, os estaleiros ou as Obras Públicas coloniais, apontando para novas direcções que nos permitirão questionar a arquitectura produzida durante o colonialismo com um olhar mais amplo. A moderação estará a cargo de Ana Vaz Milheiro, do Iscte-IUL.


Programa

10 – 10H45 | WELCOME

Paulo Tormenta Pinto (Dinâmia’CET-Iscte)

Ana Vaz Milheiro (Dinâmia’CET-Iscte)


11 – 12H00 | Lançamento do número especial revista Africana Studia #39

ed. Ana Silva Fernandes (FAUP); Karina Ramos (CEAUP)


14 – 15H00

"Managing an ERC Advanced Grant and team: notes from the project The Colour of Labour - The racialized lives of migrants"

Cristiana Bastos (Instituto de Ciências Sociais-UL)


15 – 16H00

“Learning from Labour as Method: From colonial public works to ‘South-South' cooperation”

Peter Scriver (University of Adelaide)


16 – 17H00

“Who builds your ‘Concrete Monsters’? Notes on investigating Labor, Material Ecologies and the ‘Geopolitics of Concrete’ in Mobutu’s Zaïre”

Johan Lagae (Ghent University)


17 – 17H30 | Roundtable

mod. Ana Vaz Milheiro (Dinâmia’CET-Iscte)


Kick-start showcase

“The Mabubas Dam’s site construction and workforce (1948-1954)”




Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscapes: roundtable series I.

Infrastructures + Labour + War


9 APRIL, 2024

CCB- auditorium MAC (Lisbon)



Abstract ENG

Since 2019, the Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscapes International Congresses (CPCL) have been critical forums in enquiring about the entanglements between Architecture and Portuguese colonialism. While built works have often been the focus of Architectural history, multiple agents and agendas remain to be grasped. This first Roundtable on Infrastructures + Labour + War aims to question the role of still overlooked actors and agencies on different occupation strategies during late Portuguese colonialism. The debate will bring together the teams from the research projects ArchWar, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), and ArchLabour, funded by the European Research Council (ERC), both based at Dinâmia’CET-Iscte, along with invited consultants and scholars.


The morning session will feature the launch of the special issue “Colonial and Post-Colonial Landscapes: Architecture, Cities and Infrastructures” (no. 39) of the journal Africana Studia (ed. CEAUP). The volume brings together a set of articles selected from the first edition of the CPCL Congresses, held in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon. The session will be moderated by Ana Silva Fernandes (University of Porto), editor of this issue and Karina Ramos (CEAUP) member of the Journal editorial team and it will be participated by the authors, either in person or remotely


In the afternoon, Cristiana Bastos (University of Lisbon), Peter Scriver (University of Adelaide), and Johan Lagae (University of Ghent) will share their perspectives on unskilled labour, building yards and colonial public works, crossing different inter-imperial experiences and setting forward new avenues for research. Ana Vaz Milheiro (Iscte-IUL), the Principal Investigator of ArchWar and ArchLabour projects, will chair the debate.



Programme

10 – 10H45 | WELCOME

Paulo Tormenta Pinto (Dinâmia’CET-Iscte)

Ana Vaz Milheiro (Dinâmia’CET-Iscte)


11 – 12H00 | Journal launch Africana Studia #39

ed. Ana Silva Fernandes (FAUP); Karina Ramos (CEAUP)


14 – 15H00

"Managing an ERC Advanced Grant and team: notes from the project The Colour of Labour - The racialized lives of migrants"

Cristiana Bastos (Institute of Social Sciences -UL)


15 – 16H00

“Learning from Labour as Method: From colonial public works to ‘South-South' cooperation”

Peter Scriver (University of Adelaide)


16 – 17H00

“Who builds your ‘Concrete Monsters’? Notes on investigating Labor, Material Ecologies and the ‘Geopolitics of Concrete’ in Mobutu’s Zaïre”

Johan Lagae (Ghent University)


17 – 17H30 | Roundtable

mod. Ana Vaz Milheiro (Dinâmia’CET-Iscte)


Kick-start showcase

“The Mabubas Dam’s site construction and workforce (1948-1954)

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