Dictatorship, Revolution, Decolonization: Traces of the Past in Contemporary Portugal (Management Committee Meeting 2022)

Friday, April 1, 2022 – Saturday, April 2, 2022

Locations: IHC-NOVA/Colégio Almada Negreiros, Museu do Aljube – Resistência e Liberdade

In this inaugural meeting, members of our network’s Management Committee discussed and shared methodological, ethical, and theoretical approaches to understanding and analyzing the concept of the trace across multiple disciplines, particularly history, anthropology, migration studies, museum studies, and areas of artistic research and production.

Based in Lisbon, the meeting focused on how researchers, activists, and artists working in and on Portugal design and implement decolonial approaches to the material and visual traces of political change. While the first day of the meeting focused on internal network coordination and future initiatives, the second day introduced participants to how the past intersects with the present in contemporary Portugal.

TRACTS COST Action (20134) on "Traces as Research Agenda for Climate Change, Technology Studies, and Social Justice"