Manuela Ribeiro Sanches
Dis-Orienting Europe. Reading Césaire and Fanon in the 21st Century

Lumiar Cité

Manthia Diawara, Negritude: A Dialogue between Soyinka and Senghor, 2015, film still

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After World War II and the ensuing decolonisation pro- cesses, Aimé Césaire and Frantz Fanon wrote some of the most vehement accusations against Europe, Discourse on Colonialism (1950) and the Wretched of the Earth (1961). However, their denunciations and their appeals to a more just world drew on the same theoretical weapons that had been used to turn the indigènes into subaltern populations, transforming those means of oppression into the weapons of the “wretched of the earth.”
Aim of the seminar is to propose a close reading of these texts, considering their historical contexts, as well as their relevance for the 21st century and the dis-orientation of Europe, facing a fatally interconnected world – albeit, increasingly divided by physical and symbolic borders, and the ensuing widespread inequalities.

Manuela Ribeiro Sanches was professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon. Her interest in travel literature and related topics led her to broaden her focus to the field of the history of anthropology, which she articulated with a cultural studies approach from a postco- lonial perspective. Having widely published on these issues, she began to study the transnational processes that also marked anti-colonial movements. Her research interests also include African film, questions of migration and racism in Europe from a compared perspective.

The seminar will be in English and takes place in the context of the exhibition Sarat Maharaj: AAH Room, which runs until 04.06.2017.


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55

Alan Read
The Dark Theatre:
Conditions of the Irreparable
11.-13.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Return of Mannerism: Art, Philosophy, Art History
23.-25.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes
November 8–9, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm
and by appointment
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55

Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Onde descansar.
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.

Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!

Tonio Kröner
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020

25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

Judith Barry
All the light that's ours to see
19.09. - 22.11.2020

In line with revised recommendations from the authorities, we are postponing the exhibition, which was scheduled to open on 28 March. A new date will be communicated in due course.

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum

Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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