Building Brazil's collective memory: Brazil Week 2020 opening ceremony
27 January 2020, 18:00 to 21:00 Please note: this event has passed
Bush House, Strand Campus , London
Part of Brazil Week
Join the Brazil Institute and the Brazilian Ambassador in opening Brazil Week 2020 – a week's worth of events, celebrate all things Brazil at King’s.
The opening ceremony will celebrate Brazil's collective memory, including a keynote address by Dr Andreza de Souza Santos (University of Oxford). This will be followed by a concert with King's Brazil Ensemble, titled 'Music and nature in Brazil'. The performance explores themes of environment and conservation, with premier works by Claudio Santoro, Harry Crowl and Luiz Gonzaga.
18:15: keynote address
19:30: concert by King's Brazil Ensemble
From utopia to dystopia: a critical analysis of the building of Brazil's collective memory
How have Brazilian governments framed the future and past of Brazil in the early 20th century? Dr Andreza de Souza Santos (University of Oxford) will explore this key period in constructing the Brazilian national identity. Addressing nostalgia and longing, she will also discuss the political representation of history at a time when the country struggles with its image.
About the keynote speaker
Dr Andreza de Souza Santos is a lecturer and Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme, Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford. Her research focusses on urban and political anthropology.
She is also the author of 'Politics of memory: Urban cultural heritage in Brazil' (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), which examines the relationship between nationalism and collective memory in Brazil.
At this event
Director, King's Brazil Institute
Senior Lecturer in Brazilian Studies
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