Post-performance talk

Within the scope of Sete Anos Sete Escolas

Post-performance talk

© Alípio Padilha

November

26/11 sat 17:00

CAMPO ALEGREFoyer

Dance
com Pedro Abrantes, Antero Afonso, Ana Mestre and Carlota Quintão
 
In parallel with the presentation of the shows, the Sete Anos Sete Peças cycle also features several conversations around the universe of Cláudia Dias’ works: the connection between artists, thinkers, countries and cities, past, future and present, art and action.

Pedro Abrantes has a degree and a doctorate in sociology. Since 2002, he has carried out several research projects at the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology of ISCTE-IUL on the education system, youth and social inequalities, having published several books and dozens of articles in national and international academic journals. He spent one year studying in Madrid and four years working in Mexico, as a teacher and researcher, namely on the school integration of indigenous youth. In Portugal, he was a guest assistant at several universities and polytechnics, until he joined the Open University in 2013. At the same time, he has been an external expert on programs for the Ministry of Education and the Aga Khan Foundation. Between 2016 and 2022, he was on service, as a member of the Cabinet of the Minister of Education and Deputy Director-General for Education and Science Statistics, having recently returned to academia. He is a professor at Universidade Aberta and a guest professor at ISCTE-IUL.

Antero Afonso. The year was 1953. My mother went to the right bank of the Douro River to give birth to me and then, in the most courageous act I was able to date, we crossed the river on our way home: Stalin died! I took advantage of the solemn communion and gave a memorable speech, the best to date. As soon as I could, I became a teacher. I was entertained, in alphabetical order, as an actor (Cooperativa Teatro Faúlha), banker (Caixa Geral de Depósitos), accountant (ORTEGA), columnist (Jornal da Educação, Rumos and Católica Porto Educação), economist (SINAPSA), writer (“ I ran away from school”, “I ate each other”, “Nobody is happy”), manager (Subprogram 2 of Prodep) and journalist (Semanário Extra). I disobeyed all these entertainments in order to remain faithful to the teaching profession. Today, I am part of the coordination of the Arco Maior Project, aimed at young people who have dropped out of school.

Ana Mestre is a sociologist and director of the Escola de Comércio do Porto since 1999, she is also a Guest Assistant at the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies of the Universidade Lusófona do Porto, where she teaches in the degrees of Communication Sciences and Applied Communication. She is a PhD student in Communication Studies for Development at the same University. She has over 20 years of professional experience as a professor in the field of marketing and in the management and direction of an institution dedicated to teaching Commerce. She has accumulated experience in the elaboration of diagnoses of training needs within the scope of national and community training organizations and projects. In her experience as a director, she has always valued models of social intervention through artistic practices with a particular focus on young audiences. Between 2015 and 2018, she participated in the project “Partis/Universo 283” that resulted from an application by the Escola de Comércio do Porto, mala voadora and A3S, between 2019 and 2021 in the project Sete anos, Sete Escolas also worked with the Teatro Ferro, Espaço Alkantara and collaborated in 2020 on the Visitações project, a project of the Educational Center of the Teatro Nacional de São João, coordinated by Nuno M. Cardoso.

Carlota Quintão. Porto. She is a founding and leading member of the A3S Association. A3S is an NGOD (Non-Governmental Organization for Development) dedicated to R&D created in 2006, with the mission of promoting entrepreneurship and the social economy, as well as all forms of collective organization of civil society, in favor of building alternatives fairer, more participatory and inclusive. She has more than 20 years of professional experience as a researcher, consultant, evaluator and trainer. Her path is specialized in the areas of the fight against poverty, social entrepreneurship, the qualification of social and solidarity economy organizations and the professional insertion of vulnerable groups. She has developed doctoral studies on insertion companies in Portugal and has been publishing articles on the subject. Experience as an evaluator since 1998 of different types of programs and projects, covering areas such as employment and training, the promotion of gender equality, education for development or social inclusion through artistic practices.

November

26/11 sat 17:00

CAMPO ALEGREFoyer

Dance
com Pedro Abrantes, Antero Afonso, Ana Mestre and Carlota Quintão