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Building Brazil's collective memory: Brazil Week 2020 opening ceremony

Bush House, Strand Campus , London

27 Jan
christ the redeemer
Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janiero
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.

18:00: welcome
18:15: keynote address
19:30: concert by King's Brazil Ensemble
20:15: reception

Keynote address

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 A. De Souza Santos
Dr Andreza A. De Souza Santos

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

Anthony  Pereira

Anthony Pereira

Director, King's Brazil Institute

Vinicius  de Carvalho

Vinicius de Carvalho

Senior Lecturer in Brazilian Studies


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