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In January, Wamãe I Antropologia Pública took its headquarters in the cowork space "A Bota", in Largo de Santa Bárbara, in Arroios, in Lisbon. Thinking about the available concert hall and common spaces, we have programmed a series of workshops that are transversal to the practices that we have been developing. We hope to start them soon!

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WHAT CAN ANTHROPOLOGY DO?

Between the academy and the terrain

Anthropology is at the center of the main issues of today: Racism, xenophobia, forced migration, climate change and "gender problems". Our workshops are a meeting point and discussion between the academic knowledge of anthropology and the territories that are the stage of inequalities.

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In these first months of work, we have learned that academic knowledge is not automatically applicable to everyday situations where we operate. Personal relationships, for example, operate at levels and scales that cannot be seen within a taxonomic framework typical of science.

At the same time, the anthropological look is enlightening, when people use it to observe their living conditions. But this look needs to go through a hermeneutic process to reach different populations. More than that, it needs to become performative, rematerialize into formats that have receivers.

These workshops, which we create and adapt to each reality, operate at these two levels: If on the one hand they bring anthropology to people, on the other they discuss these ways of democratizing anthropology with the academy.

We are a family owned and operated business.

We are a family owned and operated business.

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ANTHROPOLOGY FOR CHILDREN

by BEATRIZ RODRIGUES

These workshops operate in isolation, or for example over a year. In a playful way, it discusses the time the world has, whether there is Christmas in China, the differences between people, or the reason why animals talk in cartoons.

We are a family owned and operated business.

Antropologia crianças

What we learned from our first anthropology workshops for children:

That someone is strange if he comes from India, but interesting to talk about his "parish" in India. That a map is an abstract thing. "Why can't you see Portugal on this map, and how big is this Portugal?" That a map becomes a concrete map when looking for the place where family members are, or have been. That 40 years, or 40 000 years may not make a big difference, when you are 6 years old. That working time and space scales is fun.

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THEATER AND SOCIETY

by JOANA FARINHA

"I pretended so much I found myself" is a six-episode series conceived and produced by Wamãe I Antropologia Pública, which will soon premiere on RTP Play.

Teatro e sociedade

In November 2020, when we started Wamãe I Antropologia Pública, we applied for projects of all kinds. We won a call for a series for RTP Play, which will premiere later this year. From this production, a collective was born, "O Incrível Teatro do Mercúrio". These responsibilities forced us to study, to listen to those who know more about theater. Therefore, we left for these workshops with a curatorial intention; We organize sessions where different theater and community people share their experiences, techniques and approaches.

We are a family owned and operated business.

We are a family owned and operated business.

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IMAGES AND SOUND FOR ANTHROPOLOGISTS

by FILIPE FERRAZ

Technical, artistic and linguistic audiovisual tools aimed at the work of the anthropologist in the field and for the production of other audiovisual content.

Imagem e Som antropologia

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Research in the social sciences increasingly requires the production of audiovisual documents. Technical audiovisual media are increasingly democratized. Distribution platforms are transnational and free. Deep immersion in territories and social realities is in the nature of anthropology. What we propose here is the discussion of technical, artistic and narrative tools that can optimize the researchers' audiovisual production.

Wamãe I Antropologia Pública has been producing various audiovisual content, whether integrated into research teams, or in a more authorial documentary language, or even in an experimental approach, as is the case with the series "So much to pretend I found myself", produced for RTP Play. It is from this experience that the design of this workshop is born, and from the belief that sharing know-how can be useful for everyone.

We are a family owned and operated business.

We are a family owned and operated business.

 
 

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OLD ARE NEWSPAPERS

by INÊS TECEDEIRO

People of several generations sit around a table. They bring their favorite newspapers. Moderated by an anthropologist, the conversation develops between different journalistic approaches but, mainly, between different personal convictions.

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This discussion workshop aims to be as inclusive as possible. What happens when different generations, ethnicities, nationalities, genders come together to discuss their sources and their truths? We are now far from the days when the internet promised democracy, when ideas like the "citizen journalist" announced plurality. Perhaps only people can "produce" democracy ...

We are a family owned and operated business.

We are a family owned and operated business.