The Porto Summer School is an advanced course in arts and cinema that combines critical thinking with film and contemporary art. In 2021, the Summer School will be curated by Daniel Ribas, Filipa César and Nuno Crespo in partnership with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) hosting its ongoing project New Alphabet School (2019-2022).
In this year’s edition, the school will be dedicated to the central concept of Survivance. For one week, guests and participants will unfold how modes of survivance can produce creative forms for subverting the violence present in these challenging times of severe socio-political and ecological injustice. Moreover, survivance, as coined by indigenous scholar, Gerald Vinzenor, will be discussed from the perspective of the ones often unaccounted for or ignored. Both then and now, the colonized peoples whose rejection of victimry is articulated with gestures of empowerment through art, politics and collective practices. We propose operating the various meanings of this concept in our shared present and address the paradigm shift of geopolitics, recognizing the worlds within our world and bringing forward the learning with communities from places such as Australia, South America, and Africa.
With Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Filipa César, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Elizabeth Povinelli, Patrícia Ferreira Pará Yxapy, Vá da Costa, Sérgio Pereira, Marinho de Pina, Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Sónia Vaz Borges and screenings by Karrabing Film Collective and others.