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Pass the Mic!
Decolonizing education through arts

Pass the Mic! is a project that pursues the decolonisation of education through the articulation of art practices, research and activism. PTM is funded by Creative Europe (616950-2020) and results from a partnership between EBANO Collective in Portugal, IUAV and Centrale Fies in Italy and Onassis Foundation in Greece. 

The project builds upon researches and experiences that claim the urgency to problematize Eurocentric, discriminatory narratives and hegemonic pedagogical contents and practices in schools and society at large. It is also concerned with school abandon rates and lower access to higher education among racialised people and groups exposed to structural inequalities.

Understanding decolonisation as a multifaceted and collaborative process, PTM  proposes an operative device that interlaces horizontal peer-to-peer training, participatory artistic residencies and interventions in and outside the schools, involving a transnational network of artists, secondary school students and professors, researchers, curators and activists. 

 

In Portugal, Pass the Mic! benefits from the collaboration of a local network that comprehends the Secondary School Seomara da Costa Primo in Amadora, Africal Lisbon Tour, Associação Canto do Curió, REDE - Associaçao de Estruturas para a dança contemporânea and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. 

Pass the Mic! officially started in October 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down the beginning of the activities inside the Secondary School Seomara da Costa Primo in Amadora due to the several local and national lockdowns.

Three artistic residencies finally took place in the school from the end of April to the beginning of July 2021 with artists Alesa Herero, Helena Elias and Rita Natálio in collaboration with with Natalia Mendonça. 

Passa o microfone!

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PTM (Passa o microfone!) é um projeto financiado pela Creative Europe (616950-2020)  que visa criar espaços de reflexão e ação no quadro da descolonização da educação e do conhecimento.

O dispositivo implementado pela rede de parceiros (EBANO Collective em Portugal, IUAV e Centrale FIES em Itália, Fundação Onassis na Grécia) baseia-se nas práticas artísticas contemporâneas, na teoria social crítica e na transmissão horizontal de conhecimento, considerando a  na educação como o primeiro provedor a descolonizar léxicos e imagens.

Em Portugal o projeto propõe inaugurar um formato híbrido que interliga práticas artísticas com a abordagem etnográfica própria do coletivo, tendo particular atenção ao contexto local - os sujeitos envolvidos, os espaços, as histórias e narrativas, as dinâmicas sociais e de poder - nas atividades propostas.

O objetivo geral do PTM é contribuir para aumentar o acesso ao ensino superior em comunidades expostas a desigualdades estruturais e formas renovadas de racismo ligadas a fenómenos migratórios, através da criação de uma rede sul- europeia que faça a ponte entre escolas, sociedade civil, profissionais da arte contemporânea e investigadores.

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Artistic residencies in Seomara da Costa Primo Secondary School (Amadora)

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Artistic residencies in Seomara da Costa Primo Secondary School (Amadora)

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Artistic residencies in Seomara da Costa Primo Secondary School (Amadora)

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Artistic residencies in Seomara da Costa Primo Secondary School (Amadora)

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