INSTITUTO, InterStruct Collective and Rampa come together to form
a new hub aiming to promote debate on the colonial heritage of Porto.
“Post-Amnesia: Dismantling Colonial Manifestations” focuses on
unveiling, thinking and questioning the traces - material and immaterial - of
Porto’s colonial past. It begins with a talk series with specialists from
different fields, who will share their experiences from different geographies.
The debates will be streamed on Interstruct Collective’s Facebook
page and Instituto’s and Rampa’s youtube channels. The links will be published
on this event. The sessions will be held in Portuguese, and a version with
English subtitles will be made available to the public later on.
This debate proposes to reflect on commemorative
structures, based on their symbolic potential, and on the public interest in
their construction and preservation. The debate will be centered on the
analysis of existing monuments in the public space that perpetuate colonial
narratives, as well of monuments that offer a counter-narrative to the dominant
one, based on specific cases in the cities of Lisbon, Porto and São Paulo.
- Memorial à Escravatura - Beatriz Gomes Dias, Djass
- Monumento ao Esforço Colonizador Português - Bárbara
- Imagens de Controle e Monumentos - Felipe Moreira
- Moderator: Mamadou Ba