Chiara Pussetti (PhD in Cultural Anthropology, University of Turin, Italy, 2003) has lectured at graduate and post-graduate levels in Italy, Portugal, and Brazil. She has published extensively in the subjects of Anthropology of Body and Emotions, Medical Anthropology, and Migration Studies. She has conducted extensive fieldwork on body and emotions, health, poverty, risk and security in Guinea Bissau, Portugal, Brazil. She is currently reflecting on ethnography as a possible ground for art production. Her work, as anthropologist, artist and curator undermines the conventional categorical distinction between ethnography and art, causing interferences in the established circuits of academia and in those of contemporary art. She is presently member of Board of Directors of the EBANOCollective and Associate Researcher of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
MARIA CONCETTA LO BOSCO
Maria Concetta Lo Bosco is currently a ERC Research Project Manager at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. She has collaborated to the 2016 Paratissima International - Ethnographic based Contemporary Art Festival - in Lisbon as well as worked in art projects management and coordination with local jurisdiction and as communication officer (press releases, interviews arrangement, distribution of materials to stakeholders and public). As an anthropologist, she has explored parental care experiences with children diagnosed with ASDs (autism spectrum disorders), their daily advocacy practices and actions, as well as the use of online support groups and social network as tool to promote and protect the rights of disabled people. Her previous researches cover topics such scientific knowledge 's production of medical categories as well as HIV prevention policies among marginalized female populations.
FRANCESCA DE LUCA
Francesca De Luca is an anthropologist exploring the intersection of anthropology and art. Her research interests encompass the politics and practices of space and patrimonialisation and their connections to body politics, medical genealogies and biotechnologies, with a focus on reproduction, gender and race. She organizes context-specific and collaborative artistic interventions such as the series Atlas*. Francesca is the coordinator in Portugal of the project “PASS THE MIC! Decolonizing education through arts” (Creative Europe 2020) and co-convenor of #Colleex – Collaboratory for ethnographic experimentation, a network of the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA). She co-founded and was anthropologist in residence for Rifrazioni, a site-specific artistic residency and art festival (Italy, 2006-2010).
Vitor Barros has been studying at a graduate (Lisbon) and post-graduate (London) level in Sociology and History. He conducted research, published and managed projects in the fields of Migrations, Health, Cultural Heritage and Public Art. A believer in the role of digital platforms for science communication, he founded and collaborated with different projects such as Politika (2000-2005) and the Lisbon Institute for Scientific Development (2005-2010), as well as several digital magazines. Unlike most photographers, who have beautiful stories about their early beginnings related to analog cameras from their grandparents, Vitor started grabbing the camera simply because he couldn't stand being in front of one. In spite the inauspicious start, he is now an award-winning photographer and cinematographer. Vitor is a founding member of EBANOCollective.