International Meeting on the City, Body and Sound

JOURNEYS > PATHWAYS < PERFORMANCES

TEPe 2022

March 15th to 20th, 2022 

Extended deadline for proposals

October, 31st

The pandemic and post-pandemic contexts have imposed on cities other dynamics, other sounds, other echoes, other routes, other human and non-human visitors. During the lockdown, the closure of theatrical and exhibition spaces - as well as, during lockdown unlocking, the limitations for their use - have had painful consequences in artistic programming and dramatic effects in the daily lives of its agents (artists, technicians, programmers, curators, etc.). At the same time, the slowing down of city life (traffic, the pace of the streets, the frenzy of production and consumption, etc.) has made a beneficial contribution to a reduction in CO2 emissions. In this context, the city - and more specifically its open-air public areas - emerge more clearly as spaces for circulation and interference (or suspension of interference) between people. 

What have we learned from the experience of national lockdown and unlocking? Firstly, that the city has a fluctuating density, insofar as population concentrations fade when we shut ourselves indoors. Secondly, the encounter with the other (one of the prerogatives of the city) can take place on other scales than the cultural dimension alone. Thirdly, fear can be a public sentiment capable of imploding cities themselves if it is not transformed into a force for life.

How, in this process, are artists organised and constituted as agents in the city? How did the city come to be represented? What kind of city do we want? This congress thus arises from the need to intensify the dialogue between the city and art, particularly the performing arts.

This international meeting is the culmination of two years of consistent and consolidated research within the TEPe (Technologically Expanded Performance) project. Throughout these two years, we have developed activities with the community to promote intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue and provide an encounter with varied urban experiences. Through the different proposals of walks through the city, we have mapped events, today invisible, but still present: from "buried memories" to "sensorial walks", passing through intimate records of confinement.

The meeting aims to share the experiences carried out with the contribution of two teams: the Portuguese, in Lisbon, and the Brazilian, in Fortaleza. Besides presenting the conclusions of the researches carried out, we launch this call for presentations, especially addressed to artists and scholars of performance art, historians of cities, anthropologists, urban planners, geographers, scholars of listening and sound and to all those who are interested in thinking (and projecting) life in the city.

ON-SITE FORMAT

Formats of participation

= Public performances 

= Communication Panels

= Video-Poster sessions

= Walks

 

 

Themes

 

- Listening to the city.

All cities have sounds and each city has different sound profiles. What are the levels of harmony and noise and what are the criteria for distinguishing between them? Where is silence in cities?

- Urban maps.

From playful walks to demonstrations and protest "marches", from celebratory parades to exploratory wanderings. Systems of (re)mapping and recognition of spaces. Walking close to "being lost".

- Body and urban network. 

Histories and processes of inscription of urban networks in the bodies of their inhabitants and vice-versa. From Fritz Lang's Metropolis to Fourier's "phalanstery", passing through performances in public spaces.

- The sensitive layers of the city.

From the people's micro-stories to the hidden sensorial experiences (the city's smells, the available tastes, the textures, the colours, the light and the glows, etc.). 

- Performing the city.

From the construction of models to urban art interventions. Dancing (in) the city. City protagonists and antagonists. Public equipment for training and physical exercise.

- Citizenship and climate change.

From the history of citizenship to contemporary challenges. To what extent is it urgent to revise the social contract in order to introduce citizenship that is not limited to human rights, capable of reconciling cities with the planet? The proposals submitted must contribute to a deeper understanding of the city as a multidimensional fabric that affects us and allows itself to be affected. Thus, the proposals will be valued if they explicitly propose a positive change of experience in the city, specifying the level at which this change takes place and what it involves.

Submission Guidelines

 

The proposals submitted must contribute to deepening the understanding of the city as a multidimensional fabric that affects us and lets itself be affected. Thus, communications will be valued through the public call that explicit purposes of positive change of experience in the city, specifying at what level this change operates and what it involves.

Maximum of one proposal per author in each of the categories.

 

Communications:

Submit abstract between 400 and 500 words.

 

Video-poster:

Up to 3 minutes duration, youtube or vimeo link; together with an abstract between 400 and 500 words.

 

Performances and walks:

  1. Title

  2. Abstract (300-400 words)

  3. Type of presentation (public/private/online platforms/etc.)

  4. Place(s) of presentation (or broadcast) (street, route, square, domestic space, etc.)

  5. Duration

  6. People involved in the performance/walk

  7. Production map (technical needs)
  1. An alternative in case it is not possible to do it as a face-to-face event

Remark: The organization may support the two best events up to a limit of 1200 euros.

 

Panel discussions:

Proposals for roundtable discussions addressing the conference themes. Each panel member should submit a summary (between 400 and 500 words) with a common title, with a paragraph identifying the panel, the theme and the question to be addressed, and its particular contribution.

 

All submissions (Presentations/Performances/Walks/Video-posters) have to be made through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tepe2022
Performances and Walks should additionaly submit a PDF file with the requested details, using the same form (File>Paper).

Submissions sent by email will not be considered.

Easychair Help

 

For further information contact inetmd.fmh@fmh.ulisboa.pt

For urgent matters you can use (+351) 214149179  

 

 

Important Dates 

 

Submission of abstracts and performance proposals until: October 20th, 2021 October 31th, 2021

Notification of acceptance of communications and performances: December 15th, 2021

Early bird registration until: December 31st, 2021

Journeys > PATHWAYS < Performances: March 15th to 20th, 2022

 

Registration

 

Fees

Author (50€)

Author - Early bird (30€) *

Student (20€)

Student - Early bird (10€) *

* Early registration prices apply if registration form and payment are received before January 31st, 2022.

 

Form

Please fill the registration form  

Location 

Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara, Lisbon

 

R. de São Pedro de Alcântara 85, 1200-089 Lisboa

(38.715339349415586, -9.144923473020206)

Conference Chairs

 

Daniel Tércio

INET-md : Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Centro de Estudo em Música e Dança 

Leonel Brum

Instituto de Cultura e Arte - Cursos de Dança (Universidade Federal do Ceará)

 

International Scientific and Art Committee

 

André Guedes

Artist / Faculdade de Belas Artes, Faculdade de Arquitectura (Universidade de Lisboa)

Beatriz Cantinho

Choreographer / CHAIA (Universidade de Évora), CIAC (Universidade do Algarve)

Beatriz Cerbino 

Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF/Brasil, INCT Proprietas, dança em foco

Bill Psarras

Artist / Faculty of Fine Arts (University of Peloponnese)

Cecília de Lima

Choreographer / INET-md FMH (Universidade de Lisboa) 

Filippo Baraldi 

INET-md (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) /  CREM-LESC: Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie (Université Paris Nanterre)

Iñigo Sanchez

Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit) / Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) 

Ivani Santana

Dance artist / Universidade Federal da Bahia /UFBA Brasil

Joana Braga

Architect and Artist, DINAMIA'CET (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)

Jonas Runa

Artist / Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa

Luca Aprea

Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa)

Luís Cláudio Ribeiro

Universidade Lusófona

Maria João Alves 

INET-md FMH (Universidade de Lisboa) 

Paulo Caldas

  Dança Course and Midiadança Lab (Universidade Federal do Ceará)

Renata Araújo 

Universidade do Algarve / CHAM, Centro de Humanidades, FCSH-UNL

Rui Filipe Antunes  

INET-md FMH (Universidade de Lisboa) 

Sérgio Bordalo e Sá  

INET-md FMH (Universidade de Lisboa) 

Thaís Gonçalves

  Dance course and Midiadança Lab (Universidade Federal do Ceará)

 

TEPe Steering Comitee

 

Daniel Tércio

INET-md : Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Centro de Estudo em Música e Dança 

Leonel Brum

Instituto de Cultura e Arte - Cursos de Dança (Universidade Federal do Ceará)

Jonas Runa

Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa

Rui Filipe Antunes

 INET-md / FMH Universidade de Lisboa  

 

Curatorship of Artworks and Performances

  

César Baio

Visual Artist / UNICAMP -  Universidade de Campinas

Daniel Tércio

Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança

Filipa Malva

Choreographer/ INET-md  INET-md, Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, FMH-UL

Ivani Santana

Dance artist / Universidade Federal da Bahia /UFBA Brasil

Joana Craveiro

Artist - Directora do Teatro do Vestido

Leonel Brum

Curso de Dança e Midiadança Lab - Universidade Federal do Ceará

Luca Aprea

Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema - Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

 

Manager/Producer

 

Missanga
Per form ativa - Associação cultural

 

Meeting Executive Production

 

Catarina Canelas
Michele Luceac
Rui Filipe Antunes
Sérgio Bordalo e Sá
Sofia Soromenho
Sophie Coquelin

 

Local Organization

 

Faculdade de Motricidade Humana / Universidade de Lisboa
Per form ativa – Associação cultural 

 

Facilities

 

Convento de São Pedro de Alcântara – Misericórdia de Lisboa

 

Sponsors

 

Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
FUNCAP - Fundação Cearence de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento  Cíentífico e Tecnológico
Instituto de Cultura e Arte - Universidade Federal do Ceará
INET-md - Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança 

Partners / Sponsors

Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

FUNCAP - Fundação Cearence de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento  Cíentífico e Tecnológico

Instituto de Cultura e Arte - Universidade Federal do Ceará

INET-md - Instituto de Etnomusicologia - Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança