Politics of Culture and Cultural Planning – The Experiences of the Lusophone Space

Project Title:
Politics of Culture and Cultural Planning – The Experiences of the Lusophone Space

Start and End of Project:
2014 until 2020

Chief Investigator
Prof. Paulo Castro Seixas


 Research Team:

Researcher Name Institutional Afiliation
 Paulo Castro Seixas  CAPP/ISCSP/CEAF
 Paula Mota Santos  CAPP/UFP
 Celeste Quintino  ISCSP/CEAF
 Jorge Gumbe  CEAF/Ministério da Cultura de Angola
 Sofia Leitão Sondergaard  ISCSP
 Gabrieli Gaio  ISCSP


Partners:

Country Entity
Portugal Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas
Portugal CEAF

 

Summary:

This project arises from the confluence of two emergencies that are intended to monitor and discuss: a conceptual emergence and practice of Cultural Planning in various parts of the globe and the emergence of Cultural Policies in Postcolonial Lusophone world.

The "Cultural Planning" eventually have emerged as a concept in 1979, with an area of ​​intervention and discussion that has become more relevant on the twenty-first century, accompanying economic transition with globalization and the role of culture in it. As for Cultural Policies in Postcolonial Lusophone world, the first legislative documents also emerged on the first decade of this century.

Within this framework, the project aims at:

1. Contributing to the international discussion on the role of the territorialisation of culture in the development of societies, specifically through the analysis of cultural policies and planning.

2 Contributing to the record of the history of post-colonial Cultural Policies in several countries of the Lusophone world;

3 Identify the specific implementation processes of Culture Policies in these various countries and, in particular, to a regional and local level;

 

The project intends to develop the following axes for Research-Action:

a. Notions of Culture: to characterize different notions of culture used in the concerned processes, specifically the culture as ideology (political) as identity (anthropological), as art (creativity), as economy (cultural and creative industries) and as plural planning.

b. Instruments of Action: political, legal, institutional and administrative instruments of cultural policy and cultural planning.

C. Culture and Politics: identify different epitomes of nationality in different countries (Cabo Verdianidade, Guineidade, Moçambicanidade, Angolanidade ...) and how such epitomes dialogue with the policies of culture in each case.

d. Culture and Cultural Management: to characterize the relationship between artists, curators and institutions and, specifically, the field of museum education and heritage education.

e. Culture and Planning: to characterize the importance of certain trends, specifically the Cultural Planning, implementation of Cultural Policies in a regional and local context. To identify the relationship between Cultural Policies with spatial planning.

f. Cultures of the Diaspora and Cultural Diplomacy: to characterize diaspora cultures as well as cultural diplomacy and its relations with the national policies of culture.

g. International Cooperation and Cultural Awareness: to characterize the role of culture and cultural awareness in the intervention of agents of international cooperation.

 

Outputs:

Gaio, G. (2016). Angolanidade e angolanização: interfaces da governança no pós-guerra civil em Angola. Revista Odeere, 1(1), 266-290.

Roborg-Söndergaard, Sofia and Seixas, Paulo Castro (2016) Entre dilemas e escolhas: Consciência cultural e  tradução cultural nas ONGD. In CESCONTEXTO - Direitos e Dignidade Trajetórias e experiências de luta  IX Edição do Congresso Ibérico de Estudos Africanos – VOLUME I  - Organização Maria Paula  Meneses  Bruno Sena Martins. Debates Nº 13, Abril de 2016 – CES – Universidade de Coimbra Pp151-169. ISSN  2192-908X

Seixas, P.C. e Gumbe, J. (2015) <<Valores Culturais>>, <<património>> e <<Indústrias Culturais e Criativas> em  Angola: Propostas de mapeamento e estratégias de valorização.. Mulemba – Revista Angolana de Ciências  Sociais, Universidade Agostinho Neto, Luanda, Angola, vol 5, n. 9, Maio 2015

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