The danger of banalizing past state violence and forgetting its tangible, visceral realness is one that exists throughout the Southern Cone of Latin America. In an effort to revive the memory of Brazil’s military dictatorship, it is useful to look to neighboring countries and share experiences and methods for communicating collective trauma.
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In advance of the runoff of Brazil’s presidential election, Artememoria invites readers to reflect on how Brazil has constructed memory about its military dictatorship. The magazine asked…
Feminist, anti-fascist #elenão movement takes to the streets in major Brazilian cities to protest extremist candidate Jair Bolsonaro before October elections
Organizer of groundbreaking book Lugares de Memoria speaks about Brazil’s political project of forgetting – and how his team has tried to confront it
In the first episode of the Artememoria Blogcast, Joshua Reason speaks about researching the memory of intersectional queer identity in Salvador, Bahia.
Censored in 2017 because of right-wing extremists, the visual art exhibition Queermuseum is back on display. Take a look at photos of the exhibition opening in Rio de Janeiro.
The lawyer sentenced to seven years in prison for her participation in the 2013 “Jornadas de Junho,” spoke with investigative journalism organization Agência Pública about the recent court decision. Artememoria translates the story.
Historian Rodrigo Patto Sá Motta comments on US efforts to restructure Brazilian universities after the 1964 coup. What was the agenda — and is North American influence on Brazilian politics still a concern today?