Do Acontecimento

Manuel Bogalheiro

Do Acontecimento

© Carlos Lança

December

21/12 tue 18:30

RIVOLISmall Auditorium

Conference
Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Price Free entrance
Age recommendation 6+
At a time of calculation, rules and prevention all of a sudden emerges the unexpected, something that disrupts the course of events and threatens the flow of life. In a sort of paradox, the more one anticipates the accident, the more catastrophic and unmanageable it is when it occurs. It is understandable that in this respect the notion of Event, contingent and unpredictable, has been gaining ground to account for forces that exceed historical forms, either coming from Nature, like a catastrophe, or from within the history we make, widespread as a fire or an epidemic. There’s a certain amount of panic in the face of excessive force and the weakness of forms, even if a considerable part of human culture has been based on the wait for a decisive event, a revolution, through which peace or justice may triumph once and for all. Some bare witness to it, others announce it, and others lose all hope tired of waiting. Only art, thought and technique are able to respond to the Event and create the labyrinth where—much like the ancient Minotaur—we can be close to it and its power without the illusion of cancelling or controlling it.


Manuel Bogalheiro teaches at the School of Communication, Arts, Architecture and Information Technologies of the Porto Lusófona University, where he coordinates the doctorate in media art. He has a PhD in communication sciences, specialising in contemporary culture and new technologies, from the Nova University of Lisbon with a thesis titled “Materiality and Technicity: On the Technical Objectuality” and a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
He is a researcher at the Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies (CICANT) and a member of the scientific committee of the European-funded project CA2RE+ Collective Evaluation of Design Driven Doctoral Training. He also represents the young researchers at the Philosophy of Communication Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).
He works and publishes within the fields of philosophy of technique, media theory and culture. He recently edited and coordinated Crítica das Mediações Totais – Perspectivas Expandidas dos Media (Documenta, 2021) and, together with Isabel Babo and João Sousa Cardoso, Expressões Visuais Disruptivas no Espaço Público (Edições Lusófonas/CICANT, 2021).

December

21/12 tue 18:30

RIVOLISmall Auditorium

Conference
Universidade Lusófona do Porto
Price Free entrance
Age recommendation 6+