Public Program

Public Program · 5 – 9 July 2021
Porto Summer School on Art & Cinema


Limited to space capacity
Organized by the School of Arts at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, in cooperation with the New Alphabet School (Haus der Kulturen der Welt).

With the support of the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts and the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology.

The Summer School intends to be an advanced course of new practices of cinema, combining a critical thought with the contact with great creators of film and contemporary art. The diversity of procedural approaches, as well as the decisive themes of the present world, will be presented by directors/artists of great international relevance, assisted by thinkers, critics and academics who will discuss the work developed during the week. The Summer School is structured in six days, and each day is dedicated to one of the directors/artists who, at different times and with different structures, will be in direct contact with the participants, in a creative and informal environment.

For one week, guests and participants will unfold how modes of “Survivance” can produce creative forms for subverting violence in challenging times of severe sociopolitical and ecological injustice. Moreover, “Survivance,” as coined by Native American scholar Gerald Vizenor, will be discussed from the perspective of the ones often unaccounted for or ignored, both then and now, the colonized peoples whose rejection of victimry is articulated with gestures of empowerment through art, politics and collective practices. We propose operating the various meanings of this concept in our shared present and address the paradigm shift of geopolitics, recognizing the worlds within our world and bringing forward the learning with communities from places such as Australia, South America, and Africa.
Besides the workshops, the Summer School has also an open program, mostly comprised of screenings and exhibitions openings from the directors or artists present in Porto. This program is offered to the city and its lively cultural audience.
More info about individual sessions available soon
5 JUL · 20H ·  Online
Keynote Conference
Elizabeth Povinelli
Film Screening + Q&A
Day in The Life,Karrabing Film Collective
The inheritance, Elizabeth Povinelli 
Host: Filipa César

6 JUL · 19H · Exhibition Room (School of Arts)

Exhibition Opening
Mangrove Reading
Sónia Vaz Borges & Filipa César et al

More information here.

8 JUL · 20H · Online
Film Screening + Q&A
Filmes de Patricia Ferreira Pará Yxapy

Host: Daniel Ribas