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  • Alice Summer School 2018 – Call for Applications
    APPLICATIONS UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2018 HERE THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL “EPISTEMOLOGIES OF THE SOUTH” IS A COLLECTIVE SPACE DESIGNED TO MEET, EXPERIENCE, DISCUSS AND BROADEN THE EPISTEMOLOGIES OF THE SOUTH. The Epistemologies of the South are an epistemological and political proposal th...
  • CES/ALICE SOLIDARY MARKET – December 12, 2017, 11h00-16h00
    CES/ALICE Solidary Market – Science and local economy for another possible world December 12, 2017, 11h00-16h00 |  CES Bookstore This solidarity market intends to bring to the CES community the solidarity production of the local economy and provide a solidary alternative for purchases for the...
  • Seminar | Book Presentation “Repensar a Democracia”
    Seminar | Book Presentation “Repensar a Democracia” With Luis Villares Naveira, Teresa Cunha, Xoán Hermida González December 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – Room 1, CES Alta We move towards a new democracy or, if one wants, a new conceptualisation of democracy. This is done at a local scop...
  • Inaugural Meetings of the Popular University Engagement and Art
    Inaugural Meetings of the Popular University Engagement and Art November 21, 2017, 10h00 – Centro Social Paroquial D. Manuel Martins (Setúbal) Just as clean water lacks during floods, we live in societies saturated with information that lacks knowledge. We need tools that enrich our knowledge...
  • New Book: Demodiversidade – Imaginar novas possibilidades democráticas
    The book, comprising 24 chapters, is based on the following question: has capitalism defeated representative democracy? The answer is given by presenting and discussing the new research contexts of the ALICE project, analysing what enables democracy, once introduced and existent in a given society, ...
  • Epistemologies of the South Workshops – Ecology of Knowledges
    The proposal is to discuss the interfaces between ecology, health and the production of knowledges with reference to conflicts and social and territorial struggles involving injustices and ecological problems resulting from the globalised capitalist economy, mainly in the Global South, in sectors s...
  • Pledge of Solidarity with Brazilian University Professors and Researchers
    Sign: here An Appeal for a Pledge of Solidarity with Brazilian University Professors and Researchers The Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (CES/UC) appeals to international academics for a pledge of solidarity with Brazilian university professors and researchers by firmly repud...
  • (Video) RAPthinking Social Sciences and Politics
    RAPthinking Social Sciences and Politics All knowledge is incomplete and constitutes a system of knowledge and ignorance. There are no complete knowledges. Social sciences, though valuable, are limited to reflections accommodated to their narrative logic and to the political imagination that fits i...
  • Master Class – May 29 – Popular Education and the University
    Series Master Classes | Boaventura de Sousa Santos March – May 2017, Auditório, Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra Master Class Popular Education and the University Boaventura de Sousa Santos (CES) May, 29, 2017, 16h00, Auditorium, Faculty of Economics of the University of Coim...
  • Comando Central del ELN y Secretariado del EMC de las FARC-EP
    Jueves, 11 Mayo 2017 06:43 Juntos por la solución política Escrito por Comando Central del ELN y Secretariado del EMC de las FARC-EP Reunidos en el propósito de sumar fuerzas por la solución política del conflicto colombiano, encontramos que pese a la disparidad de los avances de las dos mesas...
  • Premier of “Alice’s Long Walk”
    Coimbra, Teatro da Cerca de São Bernardo – 09 pm May, 8, 2017 Synopsis: The documentary Pela Mão de Alice [By the Hand of Alice] follows the academic and sociopolitical wanderings of Boaventura de Sousa Santos in the course of the research project ALICE – Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Less...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos in Mexico
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos in Mexico Boaventura de Sousa Santos receive Honoris Causa at Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México, April, 5, 2017. The award ceremony is part of the International Colloquium ” En la encrucijada del Norte y el Sur”, to be held in the capital of Mexico...
  • (Video) Alice Seminar – Gender relations in contemporary Timor-Leste
    Alice Seminar with Maurício Hashizume, Sara Niner, Teresa Cunha and Sara Araújo Abstract Gender relations in contemporary post-conflict Timor-Leste are a result of complex historical and political events and cultural influences. A common local saying mane feto complete malu, ‘men and women comp...
  • Interview with Gurminder K. Bhambra (By Cristiano Gianolla)
    Interview with Gurminder K. Bhambra by Cristiano Gianolla. Interview in English   Short Biography: Gurminder K. Bhambra is Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick and Guest Professor of Sociology and History at Concurrences Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies at Linnaeus Univers...
  • (Video) Trailer of Documentary “Utopic Show”
    Trailer: Synopsis: Utopic Show tells the story of a production born from the yearning of bringing together languages and reasons typically unmet. In the hours before the premiere, the relationship between science, art and social transformation is experienced and contemplated. What lies behind a cur...
  • La Prensa interviews Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Ismael López interviews Boaventura de Sousa Santos to La Prensa. Interview in Spanish Boaventura de Sousa: “Hay en Nicaragua un déficit democrático” (2There is a democratic deficit in Nicaragua”) ...
  • International Course ” Epistemologies of the South”
    FRAMEWORK We live in turbulent and complex times. The world is experiencing a humanitarian crisis that impacts all aspects of life. In this context, the Epistemologies of the South come forth to call into question the hegemonic centrality of the modern Eurocentric project, wagering on the deployment...
  • Savana interviews Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Armando Nhantumbo interviews Boaventura de Sousa Santos to Savana. Interview in Portuguese: A sociedade deve exigir às autoridades que não paguem dívidas ilícitas News about Nights of Sociology (Noites de Sociologia) Boaventura de Sousa Santos had given a session with entituled For Social State...
  • Caros Amigos interviews Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Vitor Taveira interviews Boaventura Caros Amigos. Interview in Portuguese “Quando confortável no governo, a esquerda engana quem nela confia e engana-se ao confiar em quem nunca deveria” (Image of Caros Amigos) ...
  • (Videos) Alice in the City: Social Sciences, Rap and More
    Alice in the City: Social Sciences, Rap and More was a show held on June, 17, 2016, at the Gil Vicente Academic Theatre (TAGV), in Coimbra. This show stems from the yearning of bringing together art and science, interconnecting languages and reasons/emotions typically unmet. Musicians, storytellers...
  • Guarani Kaiowá people driven out of their lands
    The Guarani Kaiowá people from the indigenous land Apyka’I, in Dourados/MS, were evicted on the dawn of 07/07/2016. Cast out of their Sacred Land, they’re living on the banks of the BR-463 at KM 5 in makeshift canvas tents without water or minimal structures. The Social Kitty aims to build...
  • Alice Summer School :: June 2016
    Alice Summer School || Escola de Verão Alice Epistemologies of the South: Boaventura de Sousa in Dialogue with ALICE June 22 to 30, 2016, Curia (Portugal) This international summer school is part of the Project ALICE – Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Lessons: Leading Europe to a new way of sharin...
  • News about Alice and the performing arts: concert and debate
    News about the concert and debate that will take place 17th to 18th June 2016 in Coimbra. The concert here and the debate here. Interview with Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Sara Araújo at RUC here. News about the show and debate in Sapo 24 here. More about Alice and the performing arts here. ...
  • Alice and the performing arts: show and debate
    Alice in the City: Social Sciences, Rap and More June, 17, 2016 – 21h30 This show stems from the yearning of bringing together art and science, interconnecting languages and reasons/emotions typically unmet. (more…) ...
  • Interview with Marisa Matias (by Bruno Sena Martins)
    Interview with Marisa Matias by Bruno Sena Martins (Video in Portuguese) Short Biography: Marisa Matias holds a Ph.D. from the School of Economics, University of Coimbra and was a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies Her areas of interest include the relationships between environment and pu...
  • Interview with José Castiano (By Sara Araújo)
    Interview with José Castiano by Sara Araújo   Short Biography: José Castiano holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Hamburg. He is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at the Pedagogical University of Mozambique (UP) and Pro-Rector for UP Postgraduate, Research ...
  • What people say – 3
    Público (Newspaper, Portugal) – 22/05/2016 Interview with Jihan El-Tahri (Portuguese) Jornal de Negócios (Newspaper, Portugal) – 14/07/2014 Rap: a new way of thinking (Portuguese) Download pdf file here Jornal de Notícias (Newspaper, Portugal) – 14/07/2014 O ‘rap’ pe...
  • What people say – 2
    Vírus Planetário (Magazine, Brazil) – 02/11/2012 Boaventura de Sousa Santos ‘disturbs’ academic community at UnB (Portuguese) Click here to watch related video Correio Braziliense (Newspaper, Brazil) – 01/11/2012 Rebellion and diversity of abilities (Portuguese) Click here ...
  • What people say – 1
    Expresso (Newspaper, Portugal) – 04/12/2010 Boaventura de Sousa Santos wins european grant of € 2,4 millions (Portuguese) Download pdf file here Público (Newspaper, Portugal) – 02/12/2010 More than two million euros to Boaventura de Souza Santos to study Europe(Portuguese) Download...
  • Interview with Ailton Krenak (by Bruno Sena Martins and Maria Paula Meneses)
    Interview with Ailton Krenak by Bruno Sena Martins and Maria Paula Meneses Short Biography: Ailton Krenak is an indigenous human rights activist. Born in 1953, from the Krenaki tribe in the Vale do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais. In 1987, he captured media and public attention by painting his face black wi...
  • Alice Team – Agenda
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  • CONVERSATIONS OF THE WORLD (Compilation)
    The “Conversations of the World” place together men and women from different parts of the world and different experiences that share the struggle for human dignity and the belief that another world is possible and necessary. Departing from the idea that the understanding of the world by far ...
  • Agenda – past
    jQuery(document).ready(function() {jQuery('#fscal-5a2fc4').fullCalendar({firstDay: 1,timeFormat: "h:mm tt",monthNames: ["January","February","March","April","May","June","July","August","September","October","November","December"],monthNamesShort: ["Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","S...
  • (Video) Mini-Documentary of Popular Education Social Forum
    Meeting on Popular Education and Universities: Experiences and Challenges (Popular Education Social Forum) in Porto Alegre, on January 16th and 17th, 2016. Mini-Documentary: The Popular Education Social Forum is the result of the dialogue between FLACSO Brazil, Centre for Social Studies – Univer...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos in Argentina
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos’ lectures: Lecture: “Epistemologías del Sur: un pensamiento alternativo de alternativas políticas” (Epistemologies of the south: alternative thinking of politics alternatives). April, 13, 2016 – Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Buenos Aires L...
  • Interview with Juan José Tamayo (by Teresa Toldy)
    Interview with Juan José Tamayo and Teresa Toldy Short biography: Juan José Tamayoholds a PhD in Theology at the Pontifical University of Salamanca and a PhD in philosophy from the Autonomous University of Madrid (1976). He taught at several institutions in Spain and the United States. Tamayo is ...
  • João França interviews Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos interviewed by João França Interview in Catalan published at el diari de l’educació Boaventura de Sousa: “Les fronteres més visibles són les de filferro, però també en tenim al cap” and published in Spanish at eldiario.es “Las fronteras más visibles...
  • Interview with Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Diagonal
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos interviewed by Paloma González Interview in Spanish here. Boaventura de Sousa: “Sin el colonialismo no se podría entender la crisis de los refugiados” La encrucijada de Podemos, la posibilidad de un cambio de rumbo en las políticas europeas o la crisis de l...
  • (video) Poem for RAP – Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    During the Meeting “Território sem fronteiras” [Territory without boundaries], organised by the Instituto Trocando Ideia and UPMS Cultura, which took place at Casa da Cultura Mario Quintana in Porto Alegre, on January 22nd, 2016, Boaventura de Sousa Santos recites a poem of his authorship. Thi...
  • Interview with Angeles Castaño (by Bruno Sena Martins)
    Interview with Angeles Castaño and Bruno Sena Martins. Short biography in Spanish: Mª Ángeles Castaño: Doctora y profesora en Antropología Social en la Universidad de Sevilla. Ha desarrollado estudios sobre inmigración, relaciones interétnicas en las fronteras de Andalucía y sobre patrimoni...
  • Mozambique: wealth and misery
    Apesar da desaceleração actual, Moçambique está a viver um ciclo de crescimento económico inédito e as profecias do FMI anunciam um futuro ainda animador. Mas o que isso significa para a maioria dos moçambicanos e moçambicanas? A resposta não é agradável: riqueza e miséria, a segunda al...
  • Article on Boaventura in El País “What moves Boaventura?”
    Text in Spanish: “What moves Boaventura de Sousa Santos?” Photo: Sofia Moro “Sucedió de nuevo en la Conferencia Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) celebrada en otoño en Medellín (Colombia): las colas para sus conferencias fueron comentadas. ¿Un sociólogo convertid...
  • Summer School: Epistemologies of the South :: June 2017
    Call for Applications: Alice Summer School || Escola de Verão Alice Summer School: Epistemologies of the South :: June 2017 Epistemologies of the South: struggles, knowledges and ideas for the future June 22 to 30, 2017, Curia (Portugal) This school includes Boaventura de Sousa Santos, author of t...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Contra o golpe parlamentar no Brasil
    A luta pela democracia é o que une as esquerdas atualmente, e só essa união e mobilização popular podem reverter o golpe parlamentar no Brasil. Esta é a avaliação do filósofo e sociólogo português Boaventura de Sousa Santos que, em entrevista exclusiva conduzida pelo Movimento Democ...
  • Interview: Boaventura de Sousa Santos on the World Social Forum
    Letícia Duarte interview’s Boaventura de Sousa Santos on the World Social Forum: retrospective and importance. Interview in Portuguese. Boaventura de Sousa Santos: “O fórum foi uma iniciativa de inclusão sem precedentes” Sociólogo português, que esteve presente desde a primei...
  • (video) Boaventura de Sousa Santos presentation on “Ato Criador”
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos closes Ato Criador Series with the conference “Ato Criador na Arte, na Ciência e na Política” [“Creative Action in Arts, Science and Politics”], moderated by Ana Lúcia Prado on November 3rd, 2015, at the Circo Crescer e Viver head office, Cidade Nova, Rio de J...
  • UPMS – Tainá Marajoara on Food Culture
    Tainá Marajoara (Amazonia, Brazil), Slow Food Brazil, on Food Culture. Video in Portuguese. Workshop “Culture, Culture Rights and Culture of Rights – Culture Policy and Policy of Culture”, Popular University of Social Movements, UPMS, Rio de Janeiro Workshop, October 30th, 2015 ...
  • Social Forum of Popular Education – Site online
    17-23 January, 2016 URGS – Porto Alegre – Brasil The social forum’s website is online: here: Invitation As atividades Autogestionadas serão realizadas de 20 a 22/01/2016 e devem ser inscritas pelas organizações, movimentos e universidades na http://forumsocialportoalegre.org...
  • Interview to Sara Araújo on Alice Project
    The Observatório do Desenvolvimento Rural (Santa Cruz do Sul – Brasil) ObservaDR interviews Sara Araújo ( Alice Project researcher) on the Alice Project: What is the Alice project? What are the Epistemologies of the South? What is the ecology of knowledge? How to think methodologies from Ep...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos revisits Museum da Maré
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos revisits Museu da Maré,  November 7, 2015. Rio de Janeiro. Photos of Museum da Maré more photos here About relationship between Boaventura and Museum – Statement of Boaventura de Sousa Santos in 2009 (in Portuguese): “A favela da Maré. A favela da M...
  • Boaventura revisits Pasárgada – by VozeRio
    (picture: Edimilson da Silva) In Portuguese Sociólogo português Boaventura de Sousa Santos retorna ao Jacarezinho, comunidade que estudou na década de 1970, em período de intensa agitação política e social. Favela homenageia antigo líder comunitário. No último sábado (31/10), Boaventura ...
  • (video) Interview with Yanis Varoufakis (by Bruno Sena Martins)
    Short interview with Yanis Varoufakis and Bruno Sena Martins. Video: Raquel Freire Short Biography: Yanis Varoufakis read mathematics and economics at the Universities of Essex and Birmingham. He has been professor of economics at the Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Sydney, Glasgow, Athens ...
  • Interview with Arzu Merali (by Julia Suárez Krabbe)
    Interview with Arzu Merali and Julia Krabbe Arzu Merali: writer, researcher and activist in the field of human rights. Her academic career includes degrees in English literature, law and international relations at Cambridge University, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Kent. Merali...
  • Agenda – Boaventura in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
    - 27/10, na FFLCH/USP, às 16h – “As Epistemologias do Sul e a Descolonização das Ciências Sociais” (Página do evento: https://www.facebook.com/events/1698694207016937/ Transmissão ao vivo via internet: http://iptv.usp.br/portal/transmission.action?idItem=29849) - 28/10, na A...
  • Interview with René Ramírez Gallegos
    Interview with René Ramírez Gallegos, Luciane Lucas and Aline Mendonça René Ramírez Gallegos – Academic, Economist, holds a Master in Economic Development at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and a Master in Governance and Public Policies at the Latin American F...
  • Élida Lauris (Alice Researcher) – Wins CLACSO-FIBGAR Essay Award
    Élida Lauris was awarded by El Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) y la Fundación Internacional Baltasar Garzón (FIBGAR)essays Contest “La nueva agenda de los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe”. The title of the prized essay is “Aprender com/a partir do S...
  • Interview with Thomas Wallgren
    Interview with Thomas Wallgren and Cristiano Gianolla Thomas Wallgren is Senior lecturer of philosoph , Director of the von Wright and Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Helsinki, Former chair of NIGD, secretary of “VK” (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – also a part of WSF IC). He i...
  • Interview with Andrés Stagnaro
    Interview with Andrés Stagnaro and Sara Araújo Andrés Stagnaro is a renowned Uruguayan poet and songwriter with a strong connection to Portugal. He sings and composes his own poems as well as poems authored by others in a unique way, giving them a new life, albeit with deference and contributing...
  • “What to expect from Greece?- Austere times” – Estado de São Paulo
    Interview conducted by Vitor Hugo Brandalise “Austerity means unease for the majority and well-being for the minority who speculated with the debts of people.” (Interview in portuguese) “To continue the policy based on spending cuts can enlarge the crisis and threaten European demo...
  • Alice Concert: Andrés Stagnaro
    Concert of Andrés Stagnaro, June 3, 2015, Casa das Artes da Fundação Bissaya Barreto (Coimbra). Andrés Stagnaro sings poems by Boaventura de Sousa Santos More information about his work can be found here: www.andresstagnaro.com ...
  • Cinema Series – Democracy and Restlessness (video of the debate)
    Cinema Series – Democracy and Restlessness Film session and debate: “Acima das nossas possibilidades” [Above our possibilities] by Pedro Neves and “Conversas do mundo” [Conversations of the World] by Boaventura de Sousa Santos & Pedro Neves Debate with the Pedro N...
  • International Seminar: Diversity of Knowledges on Latin America
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos – International Seminar - Diversity of Knowledges on Latin America Abstract The purpose of this initiative is to promote dialogue exchange of experiences among CES researchers engaged in various issues related to Latin America. More information about the program h...
  • (video) People, Populism and Democracy – Master Class 2015
    (video in Portuguese) Master Class #3: People, Populism and Democracy Cover Picture: Rodrigo Reis People, populism and democracy Boaventura de Sousa Santos (CES) May 15, 2015, 16h00, Auditorium, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra Activity within the Doctoral Programmes Law, Justice and Citi...
  • Ask Boaventura # 20: Deep Listening
    Video em Portuguese Question: A ‘escuta profunda’ a que se refere tem a ver com conceitos existenciais da ‘presença do self’ e de pensadores não-dualistas como J. Krishnamurti? (Angelo G. Mongiovi, Brasil) ...
  • Quote videos and Lectures
    Elements which should be included in your bibliography/reference lists are: 1- Author 2- Year of publication (in round brackets) 3- Title of item ‘in italics’ 4- [Event organization] 5 Available at: URL of VLE 6- (Accessed: day month year) Exemplo: Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2014), ...
  • ALICE Interview 17 – Inês Macamo Raimundo – Bruno Sena Martins
    Interview in Portuguese https://youtu.be/y4rCSi7pT0I Short description: Inês Macamo Raimundo explains that the main factors in forced displacement in Mozambique have been more recently, natural disasters, forcing many Mozambicans have more than one residence, often crossing national borders. In her...
  • A new distinction for Boaventura de Sousa Santos
      The Spanish media channel esglobal included Boaventura de Sousa Santos, the director of the Centre of Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, in the annual list of fifty most influential Ibero-American intelectuals in the world. The complete article (in Spanish) is available in the fol...
  • Book Review – Epistemologies of the South, by Hugh Lacey
    Lacey, Hugh (2014), “Science, emancipation and the variety of forms of knowledge”, Book Review Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Epistemologies of the South: Justice against epistemicide. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2014   “Epistemologies of the South explores ‘‘a set of inqui...
  • Maria Paula Meneses in an Interview by CLACSO
    Maria Paula Meneses had the chance to share some insights regarding Africa this month in Argentina, in a work by CLACSO TV. The video is in Spanish. All the details are available in the following hyper-link: http://www.clacso.tv/c.php?id_video=335 ...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Why Epistemologies of the South?
    Vídeo in Portuguese: Seminário Avançado, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, 27 de Março de 2014. Com base no trabalho desenvolvido pelo Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos nos últimos anos, esta aula permitiu uma apresentação das Epistemologias do Sul enquanto procedimentos par...
  • ALICE Interview 14 – Ebrima Sall – Maria Paula Meneses 17/03/2014
    Interview in English.   Biography: Ebrima Sall is the Executive Secretary of CODESRIA. Before his appointment as Executive Secretary, CODESRIA in April 2009, Dr Sall was Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) in Uppsala (Sweden) and Director of the Centre for the Promotio...
  • Readressing Boaventura’s “A Discourse on the Sciences”
    Lucimar Almeida Dantas wrote an article where the “Discourse on the Sciences” of Boaventura de Sousa Santos is again at the centre, more than twenty five year after the original release. The article proposes a dialogue between the aforementioned text and the creativity of Carlos Drummond...
  • Alice Colloquium – Inaugural Session
    The video of the inaugural session of the ALICE Colloquium held last July, introducing the event and the project, welcoming the audience. http://youtu.be/C376WdPcBN8 (Video in Portuguese) ...
  • ALICE Interview 13 – Mark Goodale – Bruno Sena Martins 12/03/2014
    Interview in English.   Biography: Mark Goodale is an anthropologist, sociolegal scholar, and social theorist. In August 2014, he was appointed Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology (professeur ordinaire) at the University of Lausanne. Before moving to UNIL, he was on the faculty of Ge...
  • Boaventura, a Distinguished Scholar
    September is marked by two more recognitions, this time Brazil. The Federal Universities of Mato Grosso and Sergipe granted Prof. Boaventura the Honoris Causa degree. Together, the aforementioned distinctions address, first of all, the activist himself and the correspondent role in the struggle for...
  • Boaventura in an interview by Álvaro Sanabria Duque
    A work by the Colombian alternative media portal “Desde Abajo”. An interview by  Álvaro Sanabria Duque under the guise of democracy, peace, and social movements in Latin America. There was space for some particular remarks about particular topics directly relates with Colombia. http:/...
  • Democracy in Debate – Boaventura at Mário de Andrade Library
    The Mário de Andrade Libraby in São Paulo, Brazil, has been organizing a series of lectures on the topic of democracy. The goal is, first of all, to address the strikes for social rights in Brazil by social movements. The democracy ideal is an ultimate goal underlying these actions. Boaventura wa...
  • Which kind of State can deliver which kind of development?
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos 17 February 2014 Title: Which kind of State can deliver which kind of development? Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. Audience: Professors, Researchers, Journalists, Activists and Students of various Universities (Public and Private, such as Jindal ...
  • The Memory of the Future
    Lecture by Boaventura de Sousa Santos on 7 June 2013 at Fundação Mário Soares, Lisbon. Conference series: “Memory and Citizenship”. Video in Portuguese:     ...
  • Pictures of ALICE Colloquium and Cultural Events
    Pictures of the Colloquium:   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/pt_BR/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-...
  • Conversation of the World VI – Boaventura and Mogobe B. Ramose
    A vivid dialogue between the extraordinary Professor Mogobe B Ramose and Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos, held on the 5th of March 2014 at Freedom Park in Pretoria, South Africa. Trailer: Part 1: Part 2: <h1><strong>ALICE Interviews</strong></h1> <em>12 –...
  • Cultural Agenda – ALICE Colloquium 2014
    Short Video Presentation of the Cultural events which are part of the International Colloquium ALICE. More info on the Cultural Programme: http://alice.ces.uc.pt/coloquio_alice//index.php/cultural-programme/?lang=en Video In Portuguese. ...
  • ALICE Interview 12 – Paul Singer – Aline Mendonça 03/04/2014
    Interview in Portuguese Economista e professor universitário brasileiro nascido na Áustria, Paul Israel Singer é um grande exemplo de intelectual militante. Antes mesmo de sua carreira acadêmica, já havia um grande envolvimento político em sua trajetória: como migrante refugiado, como trabal...
  • Programme and Cultural Agenda of ALICE International Colloquium
    In the framework of the ALICE Project – Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Lessons: Leading Europe to a new way of sharing the world experiences, the International Colloquium Epistemologies of the South – South-South, South-North and North-South Global Learnings challenges participants to cons...
  • ALICE Summer School started!
    SUMMER SCHOOL “LEARNING FROM THE SOUTH: TOWARDS INTERCULTURAL TRANSLATIONS” CURIA, PORTUGAL, JUNE 30TH – JULY 8TH, 2014 http://www.ces.uc.pt/cessummerschool/alice/?pag=8159&id_lingua=2 ...
  • Conversation of the World V – Boaventura and Dhirubhai Lal Sheth
    This ‘Conversation of the World’ of Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Professor of Sociology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal) with Professor Dhirubhai Lal Sheth (Honorary Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India) was held at Aalloa Hills, around ...
  • Hospitality to the ghost: Disabled Veterans and the Portuguese Colonial War
    Video Documentary in Portuguese by: Bruno Sena Martins Sinopse: O silenciamento da Guerra Colonial portuguesa (1961-194) constitui um dos elementos mais estruturantes da reconstrução democrática e pós-imperial da sociedade portuguesa. Partindo de uma extensa recolha de histórias de vida de “D...
  • Poison is Served II
    Film in Portuguese below, introduction: O Brasil é o maior consumidor de agrotóxicos do planeta e a cada dia se torna mais dependente deles. A cada ano, cerca de 500 mil pessoas são contaminadas, segundo o Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) e estimativas da Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS). Os b...
  • Voices from/to Mother Earth
    Video in Spanish. Si pudieras hablarle a la Madre Tierra (Pachamama), ¿qué le dirías? O mejor: ¿qué nos estará diciendo ella a nosotros? Hicimos estas preguntas a las y los participantes en el taller de la Universidad Popular de los Movimientos Sociales (UPMS) en Bolivia (octubre de 2013), re...
  • Is possible to occupy the law?
      5 February 2014 Boaventura de Sousa Santos Title: Is it possible to occupy the Law ? Venue: Center for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Audience: Professors, Researchers (Post-Doc) and Doctoral and Master Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (...
  • New Social Cartography of the Amazon
    @ CES-Coimbra Room 1 -Coimbra – Portugal – May 29, 2014 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Èlida Lauris e Sara Araujo chair the session “New Social Cartography of the Amazon” during the International Conference “Mapping Culture”.   More info: http://www.ces.uc.pt/evento...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos as Honorary Professor of the Universidad Andina
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos received another distinction last April, this time in Ecuador. He was appointed as Honorary Professor of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. The communication by Boaventura de Sousa Santos was entitled “La universidad en el siglo XXI”. The video of the cer...
  • An interview to Boaventura about the UPMS
      By Júlia Benzaquen and published in 2012 in the on-line journal of Education from the University of Campinas, Brazil (available in http://www.cedes.unicamp.br). The UPMS is here described in all the detail, offering a contextual view of the emergence of this popular university. The interview...
  • Public Lectures 2014 – Second Video Available
    Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos presented the South-South dialogues as elements resting in the history and that are completely necessary in present times. That assumption was ground not only in a strong historical contextualisation, but towards several geopolitical dimensions and de facto examples...
  • UPMS Workshop Ecuador
      Starting tomorrow. Workshop on “Unlearning Capitalism! Building Alternatives on Good Livings”. Event taking place in Quito, Ecuador. Jointly organized by the ALICE Project and Fundación Rosa Luxemburg. ...
  • UPMS Bolivia – The Aftermath
    A video informing about the aforementioned UPMS workshop it is now available. With this video you may see how the UPMS experience is developed and what is possible to encounter in a UPMS workshop. Every event is unique. Another workshop under a different topic will be held in Ecuador next week R...
  • Public Lectures 2014 – First Video Available
    Based on work by Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos in recent years, this lecture prompted  a presentation of  the Epistemologies of the South as procedures towards the recognition and validation of the  knowledge produced  or to be produced by those who have systematically suffered injustic...
  • UPMS Mumbai – The Aftermath
    The set of videos informing about the aforementioned UPMS workshop has been updated during the last days and it has been made available in our video channel (HERE). Several UPMS discussants had the chance to express their views on the considered issues in a more detailed and intimate way. A informe...
  • Call for Papers: “Tempus Actas de Saúde Coletiva” Journal
    A call for papers about the topics of the ecology of knowledges and the health policy for the field, the forest and the waters is open until April 7th 2014. This call is available in Portuguese and Spanish. In case you may require further information in English concerning this call for papers or th...
  • Other reasons/emotions in the ALICE Project
    The ALICE Project encompasses different reasons/emotions. One is given by RAP. The upcoming Colloquium of next July will completely unleash some of these entries. Through the next link you may find an example offering the creative excellence of Capicua: https://soundcloud.com/stereossauro/capicua-a...
  • Masters of the World – Subcomandante Marcos
    Doctoral student in the Programme “Post-Colonialisms and Global Citizenship” (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra) and social activist in Popular University of Social Movement.   ...
  • Masters of the World – Jaci Rocha Gonçalves
    BA in Media Studies from the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, with a master degree form the Post-Graduate Programme on Latin America Integration (USP). He is currently a doctoral student in the Programme “Post-Colonialisms and Global Citizenship” (Centre for Social Studies, University of C...
  • Masters of the World – Maria Eugenia Choque
    Biologist, with specialization in Ecology, Master in Gender and Femnist Studies from the University of the Basque Country. She is currently a doctoral student in the Programme “Post-Colonialisms and Global Citizenship” (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra).   ...
  • Masters of the World – Blanca Chancoso
    Ecuadorian, BA in Educational Sciences (Philosophy, Sociology and Economics) from the University of Cuenca, with a master degree in Higher Education from the University of Barcelona. Is currently a doctoral student in the Programme “Post-Colonialisms and Global Citizenship” (Centre for Social St...
  • Masters of the World – Eduardo Galeano
    Doctoral student in the Programme “Post-Colonialisms and Global Citizenship” (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra) and social activist in Popular University of Social Movement. ...
  • UPMS Mumbai Workshop_Short videos
    A first round of information about the Popular University of the Social Movements (UPMS) workshop of Mumbai, India, is now available. This workshop was held last February and encompassed the topics of land use and displacement. The addressed topics are issues of all the interest for several local co...
  • UPMS Mumbai Workshop_Short videos
    A first round of information about the Popular University of the Social Movements (UPMS) workshop of Mumbai, India, is now available. This workshop was held last February and encompassed the topics of land use and displacement. The addressed topics are issues of all the interest for several local co...
  • Conversation of the World IV – Boaventura and Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui
    This conversation between Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui and Boaventura de Sousa Santos was held at Valle de las Ánimas (La Paz, Bolivia), in October 16th, 2013. Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui Aymara sociologist and historian. Based on anarchist theory and cosmology in Quechua and Aymara. Previous director and...
  • Masters of the World
    Masters of the World is an initiative of the ALICE project that aims to recover the testimonies of activists, academia, intellectuals, artists and writers who  became prominent in the struggle against various forms of colonial, imperial and sexual oppression and domination,  and identified possibl...
  • Working Papers
    ALICE Working Papers are published by the ALICE Project – Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Lessons: Leading Europe to a new way of sharing the world experiences. Publication will reside on original texts from the discussion/presentation of research projects outputs, including work in progress, as well...
  • Conversation of the World III – Tarso Genro and Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    After the public demonstrations held in Brazil during June 2013 and after the protests against austerity that were developed across several cities in Portugal during that year, a space for another “Conversation of the World” was generated, resulting in a dialogue between Tarso Genro and Boaventu...
  • Is Big Data Shaping Democracy? A Critical Perspective.
    The access and the control of information has been transforming citizenship. Democracies are facing new claims since political will is now expressed at several different stances in times of networked communication. New possibilities imply converse standings that must be considered. The age of data d...
  • ALICE Summer School
    SUMMER SCHOOL “LEARNING FROM THE SOUTH: TOWARDS INTERCULTURAL TRANSLATIONS” CURIA, PORTUGAL, JUNE 30TH – JULY 8TH, 2014 The Summer School stems from the Epistemologies of the South, an epistemological proposal based on the struggle against the waste of experience, consequence of the ep...
  • Alternatives – the egg of Columbus in search of author
    Text of the closing talk by Boaventura de Sousa Santos in the public presentation of the first report of the Observatory for Crisis and Alternatives, held on 11 December 2013 at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. File for donwload (in Portugués): Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Alternativas &#...
  • Boaventura – Descolonise Social Sciences
    Boaventura – Decolonise Social Sciences Inaugural Conference of the II Congress of Contemporary History Organized by the Network of Contemporary History (http://histcontemp.pt). Universidade de Évora – Colégio do Espírito Santo (Évora University – College of the Holy Spirit) &#...
  • Letters from Tunis on Dignity and Democracy
    Letters on Dignity and Democracy written by a working group of participants to the workshop of Popular University of Social Movements (UPMS) held in Tunis on 24-25 March 2013. File available here: Letters from Tunis on Dignity and Democracy.   ...
  • Interview by Canal Saúde to Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Paulo Belardi interviews Boaventura de Sousa Santos on UPMS and social movements. Recording of May 5, 2012 by Health Channel (Canal Saúde) television channel of the Public Health System (SUS) in Brazil. Video in Portuguese: ...
  • Story of a death foretold: the coup against Allende, 11 September 1973
    A seminar by  Oscar Guardiola-Rivera. Summary The “Story of a death foretold: the coup against Allende, 11 September 1973”, which is the title of Guardiola-Rivera forthcoming book, is used in order to propose that it is time to recover the memory of the 1960s-1970s – not in terms of me...
  • The revolution of indignation and democratic struggles
    The conference ‘The revolution of indignation and democratic struggles’ (A revolução das indignações e as lutas democráticas) was held with Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Frei Betto and the Marilena Chaui. The meeting was organised by Cortez Editora. Topic of the discussion was  human...
  • Conversation of the World at FESTCINEAMAZÔNIA
    Conversation of the World at FESTCINEAMAZÔNIA @ Porto Velho/Rondônia, Brasil – November 5, 2013 – November 9, 2013 Filme of the Conversation of the World between Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Leonardo Boff Projected in the 11th Edition of FESTCINEAMAZÔNIA. Mor info: http://www.cineamaz...
  • Boaventura, Activist and Social Scientist at Globale Rio
    Boaventura, O Cientista E Ativista Social Film on Boaventura de Sousa Santos projected at festivals “Globale Rio” e “V Cine Creed”: Globale Rio @ Rio de Janeiro, Brasil – October 29, 2013 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm V Cine Creed @ Centro de Reeducação da PM (CREED) Caeté...
  • Micro-credit Initiative by 500 women in Uganda
    Micro-credit initiative. In the largest lipdub of Africa, 500 women dance to ‘Price Tag’ by Jessie J ft. B.o.B. Every single one of these strong and resourceful women has started a business of her own. Their dream is to show you and Jessie J how this has impacted their lives! ...
  • International Institute for Scientific Research (IIRS)
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  • Interview with Luciane Lucas dos Santos
    Luciane Lucas dos Santos, researcher of the ALICE team, was interviewed by Ieda Estergilda de Abreu to the Brazilian magazine Forum, last August issue. In this interview, Luciane had the chance to discuss the current development model and the consumer society. Together they establish ways of daily a...
  • Whither Brazil?
    International Seminar ‘Whither Brazil?’. With the participation of Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Leonardo Avritzer (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), José Carlos de Vasconcelos (journalist and writer), Carlos Vianna (Casa do Brasil) and Flávia Carlet (PhD Candidate at the Unive...
  • ALICE Interview 09 – Sharit Bhowmik – Dhruv Pande – 20-06-2013
    Biography: http://www.tiss.edu/faculty/Bhowmik Questions asked during the interview: Following questions are related to ALICE Thematic Areas of: Democratizing Democracy, Other Economies and Transformative Constitutionalism — all of which are quite related to the work of Sharit Bhowmick. 1. Wh...
  • Global Rap Opera
    The Global Rap Opera Project is a musical spectacle that merges rap, as a representation of popular culture, and opera, a erudite culture. The script was written by Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos, a Portuguese sociologist and writer, and Renan Lélis, a professor and MC of São Paulo’s Rap colle...
  • HORTUS / SALÃO UTÓPICO – Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Helena Freitas
    23 May 2013, Jardim Botânico – Coimbra In “2084″, one or more speakers from fields as diverse as science, politics or philosophy, discuss and debate with the audience two different visions of the near future (2020 to 2084). An invitation to practice and exercise utopia in an informal sett...
  • Gandhian Democratisation: An Account Against Political Colonisation
    Representative democracy is a political system encompassing both theoretical and empirical limitations in realising the principle of democracy as power of the people. The sustainability of this system is based on the “political colonisation”, meaning that political power is held by a few subjuga...
  • Southern Bodies in Northern Wars: Disability as Testimony of Violence
    The following project will analyse experiences and reflexions of disabled persons as constructive testimonies for a social critique, particularly in what concerns former combatants of Portuguese Colonial War (1961-1974) and victims of the Bhopal Disaster (1984). Frequently held as “strange bodies...
  • Beyond The Polls: Political Languages and Practices ff The 15m Movement
    This project explores the forms of high-intensity democracy practiced by the 15M movement (the outrage in Spain) in the context of crisis of representative democracy and the struggle against neoliberal globalization and its effects. The 15M movement is a carrier of democratic languages and practices...
  • UPMS Leiria | February 2013
    Popular University of Social Movements (UPMS) workshop of Leiria. It took place in February 2013 under the subject Letters to the Europeans. ...
  • Live Science – Summer internship
    Live Science Internship 2013 “What are the social sciences for? ALICE – a different way of making science” From 8th to 12th of July, ALICE will receive ten students of the three final years of secondary school and from all parts of Portugal, for a Live Science Summer Internship that is develop...
  • Publico ES: UPMS arrives in Madrid
    In this weekend (June, 15 and 16), in Alcala de Henares, about 40 groups and movements (artists, scholars and social activists) from several countries meet in order to combine, criticize and discuss the alternative ways of rebuilding democratic thought in Europe. See news published in Público ES: L...
  • ALICE Interview 05 – Peter deSouza – José Manuel Mendes – 05-12-2012
    Interview in English. Biography: Professor deSouza taught in the Political Science Department at Goa University for 16 years. He was head of the Department from 1996 to 2002. He was a member of the International Political Science Association’s Research Committees on Political Philosophy and P...
  • LETTERS TO EUROPEANS
    The “Letters to Europeans” proposal was launched by Boaventura de Sousa Santos within the ALICE project, as part of its objective of rethinking and renewing scientific-social knowledge on the basis of forms of knowledge and experiences of the world that have been marginalised and rendered invisi...
  • Aram Ziai interviews Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos interviewed by Aram Ziai Article first published online: 15 MAY 2013 Development and Change, Special Issue: FORUM 2013, Volume 44, Issue 3, pages 727–738, May 2013 (DOI: 10.1111/dech.12026) Download Pdf. ...
  • ALICE Advanced Seminar – Alberto Gomes – ALICE in Indigenous Wonderland
    Video in English Coimbra, 2013-01-24 My presentation will focus on the question of how might the ‘surprising lessons’ from the ‘strange mirrors’ of Indigenous onto-epistemology contribute to the quest for alternative epistemologies and visions for sustainable futures.  More than three d...
  • Environmental question
    Interview with Boaventura de Sousa Santos on the sidelines of a meeting organized by Associazione a Sud “New paradigms of civilization” at the Summit of the Peoples for social and environmental justice, June 19, 2012, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Interview in Spanish. ...
  • Alice Interview 08 – José Tasat – Toni Aguilò – 05-02-2013
      In this interview, José Tasat presents the main lines that form the philosophical thought of Rodolfo Kusch, contextualizing it within the philosophy of Argentinian and Latin America critical thinking in general. Professor Tasat reflects critically on the Eurocentric matrix of epistemologies ...
  • An image of the social scientist and activist from Brazil
    Original title “Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Cientista e Ativista Social“. This video shows some moments of the “Disquiet Questions of Our Times” lecture with Boaventura de Sousa Santos at the University of Brasília and the Felicitation Ceremony of Honoris Causa Degree by the same Un...
  • Call for Papers – ALICE International Colloquium
    Full version of the call for papers here. Provisional Programme here. To submit a proposal, please follow this link. Contact: alicecoloquio@ces.uc.pt Paper proposal guidelines: Abstracts: maximum 250 words Accepted languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish. Closing date for submission: 28 Febru...
  • Conversations of the World
    The “Conversations of the World” place together men and women from different parts of the world and different experiences that share the struggle for human dignity and the belief that another world is possible and necessary. ...
  • Audiovisual
    How to quote the vídeos?: please see here José Alejandro Tasat – El pensamiento de Rodolfo Kusch Alice Advanced Seminars Alice Interviews Boaventura’s Videos »» Aulas Magistrais/Master Classes »» Palestras em Português/Lectures in Portuguese »» Palestras em Inglês/Lectures in ...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Aula de Inquietação
    Video in Portuguese: “Disquiet Questions of Our Times” (Aula de Inquietação), lecture with Boaventura de Sousa Santos, October 30th 2012, Campus Darcy Ribeiro Arena Theater, Brasília. In the University of Brasília, at the beginning of each new semester, students are received with a lecture t...
  • Alice Interview 07 – Alberto Gomes – Maria Paula Meneses – 25/01/2013
    Alberto Gomes’s interview discussed at length how indigenous onto-epistemology can contribute to the quest for alternative epistemologies and visions for sustainable futures. In a dialogue with the epistemological project at the heart of ALICE project – the epistemologies of the south – Albert...
  • ALICE News is on! Visit our new website: alice.ces.uc.pt/news
    ALICE News is a portal of emergences. It aims to create spaces for encounter and exchange of information and opinion on plural possible alternatives and social emancipation. It takes place in the context of ALICE Project. Please, visit our open space to share ‘emancipatory’ content. An...
  • Videos of Boaventura de Sousa Santos in Brasilia
    Title of Doctor Honoris Causa a Boaventura de Sousa Santos from University of Brasilia, 12th October 2012 (Video in Portuguese). . . . Boaventura de Sousa Santos delivers opening Lecture at the University of Brasilia (Video in Portuguese). . See what people say about Alice… ...
  • ALICE in Indigenous Wonderland
    Seminar @ Room 1 – CES-Coimbra, Portugal – January 24, 2013 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm ALICE in Indigenous Wonderland Alberto Gomes (La Trobe University) More info. .   ...
  • César Rodríguez-Garavito – Action Research 2.0
    Original Title: Investigación-Acción 2.0: Un nuevo mapa para los investigadores-activistas en un mundo multimedia César Rodríguez-Garavito “Cátedra Boaventura de Sousa Santos de Ciências Sociais”, Coimbra 11 Dec 2012. Video in Spanish Short intro: La investigación-acción (IA) ha...
  • The thought of Rodolfo Kusch, being such in Latin America
    Seminar The thought of Rodolfo Kusch, being such in Latin America: “a thought which brings hope for another human horizon” @ Room 1 – CES-Coimbra, Portugal – February 5, 2013 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Jose Alejandro Tasat (UNTREF/UNLA) More info (in Portuguese) ...
  • Happened in Iceland
    Can the democratization processes and citizenship demonstrations face economic, financial and social crisis? The reaction of people in Iceland shows that there are another ways to deal with debt problems far beyond cuts, impoverishment and all kinds of austerity measures. Video in French with subtit...
  • Sumak Kawsay – Caso Sarayaku (Ecuador)
    César Rodríguez Garavito documents the case of Sarayaku people in Ecuador where indigenous people rights were violated in favour of an Oil Company. Sarayaku Indigenous people brought this case in front of the Inter-American Court of human Rights which ruled in their favour and against the Ecuadori...
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  • Presentation of Alice
    Short Presentation of the Alice Project in the dynamic Prezi format. Click on the arrow in order to go to the next slide or click inside the slide to zoom in. Preferred view: full screen. ...
  • Alternatives to Hegemonic Development
    Vandana Shiva is an indian ecofeminist scholar and a social activist. She presents her analysis and critics to the hegemonic development paradigm and shed light on concrete alternatives. It´s part of a TV programme (O Tempo e os Modos) produced by Portugal´s RTP 2 channel. Video in English (subtit...
  • ALICE Background – “Reinventing Social Emancipation”
    Reinventing Social Emancipation Website The ALICE project, Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Lessons: leading Europe towards a new way of sharing experiences is a legacy of the Reinventing Social Emancipation project (EMANCIPA) coordinated by Boaventura de Sousa Santos from 1999 to 2001. EMANCIPA’s...
  • Cristiano Gianolla Presentation at SISP Conference 2012
    Cristiano Gianolla Presented a Paper in the SISP Conference @ Università Roma Tre – Roma (Italy) – September 13, 2012 – September 15, 2012 Hereafter the Prezi presentation in Italian. Internet e ed il Patrimonio Comune dell’Umanitá on Prezi Cristiano Gianolla took part t...
  • Alice Interview 04 – Elisio Macamo – Fernando Goya Maldonado 05/06/2012
    In this interview, Elísio Macamo comments on broad thematic canon through the use of catchy phrases like the illusion that History is just a machine and there is life beyond the concepts we use. By applying a critical sociology, Elísio Macamo dissects the ambivalence of modernity in Africa imprint...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Human rights or Democratising Democracy?
    Advanced Seminar, in Portuguese. University of Coimbra School of Economics, 01.06.2012. Boaventura de Sousa Santos analyses the position of human rights within intercultural dialogue. The recognition of other grammars for human dignity poses a challenge to the western matrix on which human rights in...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Can constitutionalism be transformative?
    Advanced seminar, in Portuguese. University of Coimbra School of Economics, 25.05.2012. Boaventura de Sousa Santos examines questions relating to transformative constitutionalism, interculturality and the reform of the state. The failure of modern constitutionalism is analysed in the light of strugg...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Development or self-determination?
    Advanced seminar, in Portuguese. Coimbra 18.05.2012. Boaventura de Sousa Santos explores the economic alternatives to the endless accumulation of capitalism and the destruction of the environment. The study of non-capitalist forms of organisation, within the perspective of a plural economy, includes...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Toward a socio-legal theory of indignation
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos Lecture at Leverhulme, London 30 April 2012. Audio file in English. Topic: Toward a socio-legal theory of indignation Boaventura de Sousa Santos analyses how struggles to extend democracy can be linked to law as a tool for social emancipation. This involves examining how ...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Seven threats and seven challenges
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos Lecture at Leverhulme, London 25 April 2012. Audio file in English. Topic: Seven threats and seven challenges In the view of Boaventura de Sousa Santos there are seven major threats facing the popular classes around the world. They take different forms in different region...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Towards a socio-legal theory of indignation
    Advanced seminar, in Portuguese. University of Coimbra School of Economics, 17.04.2012. Boaventura de Sousa Santos analyses how struggles to extend democracy can be linked to law as a tool for social emancipation. This involves examining how emancipatory practices mobilise legality and institutional...
  • Entrevista a Aminata Traoré, en Casa África
      En esta entrevista, concedida a Casa África, la exministra de Cultura de Mali, escritora y activista alterglobalización Aminata Traoré habla desde una perspectiva crítica de las dificultades que atraviesa el proceso de descolonización de Mali cincuenta años después de la independencia...
  • Alice Interview 02 – Alberto Acosta – José Luis Exeni 29/03/2012
    Video in Spanish. Short description: In the interview Alberto Acosta talks about different topics related to the ongoing process of transformative constitutionalism in Ecuador, of which he is an actor as former president of the Constituent Assembly and leader of the left. He critically assesses the ...
  • Alice Interview 01 – Xavier Albó – Raul Fernandez Llasag 29/03/2012
    Xavier Albo speaks about the path of Bolivian state from monoculture towards plurinationality and finally toward interculturality. The intercultural is understood as a political project, it must first strengthen the identity of indigenous nations and peoples, and second should allowed to approach di...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Development or self determination?
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos Lecture at Leverhulme, London 21 March 2012. Audio file in English. Topic: Development or self-determination? Boaventura de Sousa Santos explores the economic alternatives to the endless accumulation of capitalism and the destruction of the environment. The study of non-ca...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Why Epistemologies of the south
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos Lecture at Leverhulme, London 15 March 2012. Audio file in English. Topic: Why Epistemologies of the south Boaventura de Sousa Santos takes as his starting point the idea that social experience throughout the world is much wider and more varied than western scientific or ...
  • Boaventura de Sousa santos – Why Epistemologies of the South?
    Advanced seminar, in Portuguese. University of Coimbra School of Economics, 09.03.2012. Boaventura de Sousa Santos takes as his starting point the idea that social experience throughout the world is much wider and more varied than western scientific or philosophical tradition understands or conside...
  • Contacts
    ALICE is a research project Coordinated by Boaventura de Sousa Santos at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Address: CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS (CES) COLÉGIO S. JERÓNIMO APARTADO 3087 3000-995 COIMBRA PORTUGAL Tel. +351 239 855 570 Fax +351 239 855 589 Email: alic...
  • People
    Alberto Acosta | Alberto Gomes | Albie Sachs | Arturo Escobar | Arzu Merali | Cecilia MacDowell Santos | César Rodríguez-Garavito | Cristiana Bastos | Ebrima Sall | Elisio Macamo | Flávia Piovesan | Giovanna Micarelli | Gurminder K. Bhambra | Houria Bouteldja | Jean-Louis Laville | Jimi Adesina |...
  • Popular University of Social Movements (UPMS)
    UPMS Website The Popular University of Social Movements (UPMS) was created within the World Social Forum (WSF) in 2003, with the aim of promoting shared knowledge and extending, linking and strengthening forms of resistance to neoliberal globalisation, capitalism, colonialism, sexism and other r...
  • Alice Suggestions
    Democratizing Democracy See/Unsee expander_hide('#te1452779491');   BOOKS   English Alvarez, S; Dagnino, E.; Escobar, A. (1998), Cultures of Politics, Politics of Cultures: revisioning Latin American social movements. Boulder: Westview Press. Avritzer, Leonardo (2002), Democracy and the P...
  • Alice work
    This page collects works produced by the Alice Team.   Click here to head over the Audiovisual section   ...
  • Alice Dictionary
    In progress This dictionary aims to explore the epistemological and cultural diversity of the world and the potential of contemporary critical and engaged thought in social emancipation, in dialogue with Boaventura de Sousa Santos’s work. Interdisciplinar in its nature, it is constructed with the ...
  • Human rights and other grammars of human dignity
    Notwithstanding the abstract universalism of human rights – which stems from disregarding the plurality of conceptions on human dignity- it became the language of progressive politics. Not even the cleavage between principles and practice which escorts human rights discourse challenged its he...
  • Other economies
    A new social and economic common sense seems to be emerging pointing to post-capitalistic and post-developmentalist futures paradigms in non-utopian terms, that is, by translating these visions into concrete political agendas. Grassroots organizations and citizens’ initiatives have been launc...
  • Transformative constitutionalism, interculturality and State reform
    This thematic area aims at deepening the understanding of the movement for the refoundation of the State and bottom up’s re-writing of constitutions. The former is being driven forward by identitary and social struggles in the global South around the democratisation and colonial and postcolonial ...
  • Democratizing democracy
    Representative democracy is nowadays the most spread and legitimated political system in the world. In the last decades a wide consensus was created about representative democracy (free elections, universal suffrage, freedom of thought, etc.) as the best and most perfect form of government, this id...
  • What People Say
    PARA ACTUALIZAR ESTA PÁGINA (EDITAR/ACRESCENTAR) USAR OS POSTS DA CATEGORIA WHAT PEOPLE SAY - Media - Jornal de Negócios (Newspaper, Portugal) – 14/07/2014 Rap: a new way of thinking (Portuguese) Download pdf file here Jornal de Notícias (Newspaper, Portugal) – 14/07/2014 O ‘rap...
  • European Research Council (ERC)
    The ERC complements other funding activities in Europe such as those of the national research funding agencies, and is a flagship component of the ‘Ideas Programme’ of the European Union’s Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7). Being ‘investigator-driven’ or ‘bottom-up’ in nature,...
  • Centre for Social Studies (CES)
    The Centre for Social Studies (CES), founded in 1978 at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, is a scientific institution devoted to research and advanced training in the area of the social sciences and humanities. Headed since then by Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos, CES now number...
  • ALICE Team
    The research team is international and multidisciplinary, including 23 researchers from several continents. The project will also benefit from the collaboration of many researchers of CES, as well as a vast group of social scientists, political decision-makers, activists, and journalists. Boaventura...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos is the director of the ALICE project. He is a Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Coimbra, Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, Global Legal Scholar at the University of Warwick and Director of the Centre fo...
  • About ALICE
    ALICE Project   ALICE – Strange Mirrors, Unsuspected Lessons: Leading Europe to a new way of sharing the world experiences. ALICE is a research project coordinated by Boaventura de Sousa Santos and financed by the European Research Council (ERC). ERC is one...
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos – Interview on ALICE (Full)
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos answers questions about the ALICE Project. Coimbra 16 February 2012. Video partially in English or with subtitles in English. List of asked question provided below. Questions: - Could you please make a short introduction about ALICE? Why ALICE? - What elements, tools, pro...
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