Filipa Subtil Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesFilipa Subtil received her PhD in Social Sciences from Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (2011), in Portugal. She is lecturer at the School of Communication and Media Studies. She was visiting scholar at University Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Warsaw, Poland (2017), at Communication Studies Department at University of Iowa (2010) and at Muhlenberg College (2008), in US.

Filipa SubtilFrom 2014 until 2018, she has been editor of Comunicação Pública academic journal. Her research interests include social theory of communication and media in US and Canada, with a special focus on critical perspectives and history of communication and media research, as well as on media feminist studies, and has published on these topics. She is co-editor of the books Media and Portuguese Empire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and A Crise do Jornalismo (Deriva/Le Monde Diplomatique, 2017) and author of Compreender os Media as Extensões de Marshall Mcluhan [Understanding Media: The extensions of Marshall McLuhan] (2006).

CFP CREATOUR: Trends in Creative Tourism (Portugal)

ConferencesCREATOUR 2nd International Conference – Emerging and Future Trends in Creative Tourism, University of Minho, Portugal, 7, 8 and 9th June 2018. Proposal Deadline: 31 January 2018.

The conference is organized within the project CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas. The Conference aims to continue the works developed in the first Conference at Curia (May 2017). It will bring together creative tourism researchers with creative tourism networks that will discuss the research and practice of creative tourism.

The project builds on three interlinking dimensions of recent cultural and creative industries development in Portugal: (1) the development of artistic and creative industry hubs (“arts centres” or “creative factories”) in repurposed former industrial buildings or in restored heritage sites in many small cities and rural areas; (2) growing attention to the (re)vitalization and valorization of tangible and intangible cultural traditions throughout the country; and (3) the growth and development (and heightened visibility) of culture and design-related creative products in Portugal.

CFP Europe as a Space for Intercultural Dialogue (Portugal)

ConferencesInternational Congress: Europe as a space for intercultural dialogue and mediation will take place on 26 and 27 April 2018, at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

The II International Colloquium on Social Mediation will be held at the University of Minho in association with the II International Congress of RESMI and the European Mediation for Social Inclusion Colloquium. This event will take place on 26 and 27 April 2018 and addressing the theme “Europe as a space for intercultural dialogue and mediation.” It will be a moment of interdisciplinary debate on the challenges of contemporary society, addressing issues such as migration, diversity, intercultural communication and mediation, with the aim to deepening the construction of more welcoming, inclusive and peaceful societies.

The organizing committee invites all those interested in the theme of the congress to participate with the presentation of papers. Proposals for oral communications and posters  may be submitted.

Digital Storytelling for Intercultural Dialogue

Applied ICDTraining Course: Once Upon a Story – Digital Storytelling for Intercultural Dialogue. 5-14 November 2017, Evora, Portugal

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 17th September 2017

Erasmus+ training course addressed to youth workers and young leaders interested in exploring the method of digital storytelling and its usage for working with young people with diverse cultural background. Follow the link above for details.

Susana Gonçalves Researcher Profile

Susana Gonçalves Susana Gonçalves, PhD is a Coordinator and Professor at the Polytechnic of Coimbra, Portugal, a researcher at the Research Unit for Education and Training/University of Lisbon, Director of the Centre for the Study and Advancement of Pedagogy in Higher Education (CINEP) and Secretary General of CICEA (Children’s identity and Citizenship in Europe Association). She has been a trainer for the Council of Europe, namely at the Programme Pestalozzi. Some of her edited books are Art and Intercultural Dialogue (with Suzanne Majhanovich, 2016, Sense), Diversity, Intercultural Encounters, and Education (with Markus Carpenter, 2013, Routledge), Intercultural Policies and Education (with Markus Carpenter, 2012, Peter Lang), Escola e Comunidade: Laboratórios de Cidadania Global (with Florbela Sousa, 2012, Universidade de Lisboa). Her research interests include intercultural education, education, pedagogy in higher education, teacher training, and art. She is also a visual artist and a photographer.

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CFP State of the Art in Creative Tourism (Portugal)

The State of the Art in Creative Tourism
Leading Research | Advanced Practices | Future Trajectories
1-2 June 2017
Coimbra, Portugal

Call for Proposals
Deadline: February 14, 2017

Objectives
This conference has two aims:
First, to bring together leading creative tourism researchers with creative tourism networks and practitioners to outline “the state of the art” – the main lines of research and key issues in both the research and practice of creative tourism. What is the state of the art within creative tourism research and practice? What are the leading trends and contextualizing influences today? What are the key questions and issues to be addressed going forward?

Second, to inform the development of a creative tourism network – CREATOUR – focusing on small cities and rural areas within the Norte, Centro, Alentejo and Algarve regions of Portugal. We are eager to learn from creative tourism efforts internationally that can advise the network’s development and the array of creative tourism practices to be conducted by the pilot initiatives within CREATOUR.

What is creative tourism?
Creative tourism offers visitors the opportunity to develop their creative potential through active participation in workshops, courses and other learning experiences that are characteristic of the destination where they are taken. Creative tourism allows visitors to deepen contact with the local culture by directly participating in cultural/creative activities and being involved in the creative life of the destination (rather than just displaying creative products, for example). The creative tourism approach allows the destination communities and regions to benefit from significant advantages, and enables artistic and other creative activities to play a driving role in broader socio-economic development.

Background
In the early 2000s, creative tourism emerged as a reaction against “mass cultural tourism” approaches as consumers sought more authentic and engaging experiences and desired to cultivate their own creativity through tourism. Originally, creative tourism referred mainly to active learning experiences, often linked to tangible cultural elements such as crafts, and this stream continues to be vibrant in creative tourism. Added to this, a shift towards a more extensive relationship between tourism and the creative industries is also observed, moving from a focus on specific forms of culture to creative content more generally and the platforms that make the distribution of this content possible. This new wave of creative tourism embodies an approach centred on “contemporary creativity, innovation and intangible content” (OECD 2014: 7), although it may use traditional culture as a source of inspiration. Becoming more than just a new tourism niche, this represents a source of innovation and an expansion of tourism as a whole.

Creative tourism experiences combine different creative content elements and engage with creative lifestyles. Visitors or consumers want to be actively involved in creative experiences and activities. Creative tourism consumers desire to “go where the creativity is” and to directly participate in creation and co-creation activities. They are increasingly playing a co-creation role in the development of creative experiences, sharing knowledge, and contributing skills to the creative experiences. Creative tourism experiences are not only economically valuable, but may stimulate the development of new ideas, products, and services through the interactions, conversations, and co-creation experiences that occur.

Furthermore, creative experiences must be embedded in the destination so that “people have a reason to be creative in a particular place. Destinations have to identify characteristic creative content and activities that connect with the needs of visitors and residents” (OECD 2014: 54). Creative tourism involves collaboration with a wide range of actors to develop “dispersed value networks” (p. 7).

The highest-profile creative tourism platforms are in cities well known as creative centres (e.g., Paris, Barcelona, Santa Fe) or linked with popular films and music (e.g., Lord of the Rings and Wellington, New Zealand; Korean new wave cinema and music, with various sites). However, other initiatives, for example, in Canada and Japan, have been developed from regional or small-town contexts.

Who is organizing?
The conference is organized within the project CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas (Desenvolver Destinos de Turismo Criativo em Cidades de Pequena Dimensão e em Áreas Rurais). The overall objective of CREATOUR is to develop and pilot an integrated approach and research agenda for creative tourism in small cities and rural areas in Portugal, developing strong links within and amongst regions. CREATOUR is a national three-year project (2016-2019) funded under the Joint Activities Programme of PORTUGAL 2020, by COMPETE2020, POR Lisboa, POR Algarve and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

About CREATOUR: www.ces.uc.pt/creatour

CFP Culture, Sustainability & Place (Azores, Portugal)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Interdisciplinary Conference
Culture, Sustainability, and Place: Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development
11-13 October 2017
Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal

Deadline for proposals: 16 December 2016

OVERVIEW
The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In this context, this conference will explore the place and roles of culture within sustainable tourism and local sustainable development.

The conference follows from transdisciplinary work on investigating cultural sustainability across Europe and other international efforts to highlight and understand the roles of culture in sustainable development, and to develop and strengthen our cultural bridges to nature.

It aims to bring together artists working with ecological and sustainability issues, cultural heritage and cultural sustainability researchers, local development actors, and tourism practitioners. It will shine a spotlight on issues and approaches to operationalize the inclusion of culture in sustainable tourism for local and regional development, within a co-learning interdisciplinary context.

We invite proposals for a wide range of papers and workshops addressing the topic of innovative approaches to culture in sustainable tourism for local and regional development.

KEY THEMES
*Culture–nature connections
*Relationships between cultural sustainability and environmental sustainability
*Cultural trends in sustainable tourism
*Tourism as a vehicle to explore cultural landscapes and heritage
*Tourism experiences and the sustainable representation of authenticity
*Cultural mapping and deep mapping as tools for sustainable tourism development
*Artistic inquiry into issues of sustainable culture and tourism
*Understanding place through creative activities and expressions
*Representations of heritage through a cultural tourism lens
*The relationship between sustainable tourism and local development
*Cultural sustainability and tourism
*Relationships between artistic practice, audience development, and tourism
*Linking cultural/creative and environmental tourism initiatives
*Gastronomy, culture, and place

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL
The event website, including an online form, is available for proposal submissions.

LANGUAGE
The primary language of the event will be English, but proposals for presentations in Portuguese are also welcome. We will try to arrange for ‘informal’ translation support for Portuguese-language sessions, as possible.

PUBLICATION
We are planning to publish an international book with selected papers from the conference.

U Coimbra 3 Job Ads: Creative Tourism (Portugal)

The Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra has launched calls for 3 employment opportunities as part of the research project “CREATOUR: Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas / Desenvolver Destinos de Turismo Criativo em Cidades de Pequena Dimensão e Áreas Rurais“:
– Contratação de um/a Gestor/a de Projetos de Investigação
– Research Fellowship
– Post-Doctoral Position

Deadline for applications: 28th October 2016

CREATOUR is an incubator/demonstration and multidisciplinary research initiative, supporting collaborative research processes. The three-year project aims to connect the cultural/creative and tourism sectors through the development of an integrated research and application approach to catalyzing creative tourism in small cities and rural areas.

CREATOUR involves five research centres working with a range of cultural/creative organizations and other stakeholders located in small cities across Portugal in the Norte, Centro, Alentejo and Algarve regions. The project is informed by theoretical and methodological approaches from cultural/creative sector development, tourism, and regional development. It is organized using the key dimensions of support to enhance value for creative sector development [OECD 2014] as a framework: 1) build knowledge and capacity, 2) support content development and link creativity to place, and 3) strengthen network and cluster formation.

Its overall objective is to develop and pilot an integrated approach and research agenda for creative tourism in small cities and rural areas in Portugal, developing strong links within and amongst regions. The project aims to develop a sustainable creative tourism sector to boost tourism in these areas as well as to contribute meaningfully to local cultural vibrancy and holistic development in pilot communities. Building on a twofold approach, CREATOUR intertwines Theory and Experimentation, combining multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological frameworks, cultural mapping, and benchmarking exercises with the development of an array of Pilots, or creative tourism case studies.

CREATOUR combina atividades de investigação e demonstração na construção de uma abordagem integrada ao turismo criativo em cidades de pequena e média dimensão em Portugal. O projeto pretende desenvolver uma abordagem integrada e pilotar uma agenda de investigação centradas no turismo criativo em pequenas cidades e áreas rurais, fortalecendo ligações dentro e entre regiões portuguesas. O projeto alia teoria e experimentação, combinando referenciais teóricos e metodológicos multidisciplinares, mapeamento cultural, e exercícios de benchmarking com a análise de estudos de caso de turismo criativo. Neste contexto, o projeto CREATOUR visa produzir recomendações políticas, dando especial atenção à interação em cluster e à colaboração em rede.

Este projeto é uma iniciativa de investigação multidisciplinar com o formato de demonstração baseada em processos colaborativos, coordenado pelo CES, terá e tendo como parceiros o Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades da Universidade de Évora, o Centro de Investigação sobre o Espaço e as Organizações da Universidade do Algarve, o DINÂMIA’CET-IUL, Centro de Estudos Sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território do ISCTE-IUL e o Laboratório de Paisagens, Património e Território da Universidade do Minho.

Calouste Gulbenkian Prize

Calouste Gulbenkian’s long path, from his childhood in Istanbul to the latter years of his life in Lisbon, shaped his personality and influenced the Foundation that he decided to create in Portugal as a Portuguese institution.

A pioneer in the oil industry, a demanding art collector, a diplomat and philanthropist, Calouste Gulbenkian was a perfect example of the synthesis of the eastern culture of his birth and origins, and the western culture in which he was educated and lived. Other revealing features of his character were his great sensitivity towards the harmony of nature and a particular taste for admiring its beauty.

Naturally, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s activities reflect these characteristics of the founder’s personality and aim to support efforts to foster the universal values inherent to the human condition, respect for diversity and difference, a culture of tolerance and the conservation of the environment in man’s relationship with nature.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Prize will distinguish an individual or institution whose thoughts or actions make a decisive contribution to, and have significant impact on understanding, defending or fostering the universal values of the human condition: namely, the respect for diversity and difference, a culture of tolerance and the conservation of the environment in man’s relationship with nature.

The Prize of €250.000 (two hundred and fifty thousand euros) is awarded annually.

Nominations
1. Fully-grounded nominations will be presented by third parties.
2. Nominations will be submitted exclusively on-line, between 15 February and 15 May, for the respective year, via the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation website and completed according to the instructions indicated.
3. In addition to the documents presented with the nominations, the panel may request further information from nominees.
4. Each member of the panel may nominate up to three other candidates.
5. The Prize will be awarded at a ceremony on 20 July at the headquarters of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The Prize is open to individuals or institutions, regardless of nationality.
The Prize cannot be awarded posthumously or to an institution that has ceased its activity.

Artistic and other Creative Practices as Drivers for Urban Resilience (Portugal)

Artistic and other Creative Practices as Drivers for Urban Resilience
September 5 to 7, 2016
Museu Municipal de Espinho, Portugal

Thematic area(s) of the course
Artistic and creative practices, urban resilience, urban sustainability

Course description
Urban sustainable development requires enhancing urban resilience. In this Summer School, we look at resilience as a space for translocal bottom-up learning, emerging artistic-cultural-ecological approaches or as a ‘Space of Possibilities’. Resilience for us is openness, possibility, emergence, creation, non-structuration, art, praxis, mutual learning and doing . . . It is not a 10-point governmental program to be implemented (e.g., early warning, knowledge transfer, etc.).

Several key characteristics of resilience (redundancy, diversity, learning modes, and self-organization) can potentially be fostered in urban neighborhoods through creative practices entangling natural and cultural resources and processes such as “ecological art” and “social practice” interventions, “urban gardening” projects, autonomous social-cultural centers fighting against gentrification, and artivist actions that question unsustainable city planning and societal behaviours. However, how far does the potential of such practices reach? When and how do they scale up to wider urban institutions as drivers of transformations, fostering systemic innovations? What limits and challenges do they encounter? How far do they foster urban resilience towards sustainability as a transformative search process of fundamental change, or are they coopted into neoliberal urban development? What recurrent processes and structures can be observed across different contexts? And how can we learn from these in order to support transformative processes?

The summer school, conceived as an extended workshop, will explore comparative insights across different urban initiatives and projects. We invite researchers, artists, and practitioners to address together several sets of questions and reflect on their empirical research, previous project experiences, and expertise from different cities. Insights emerging from the workshop will inform, and be informed by, the ongoing international comparative research project/network “Culturizing Sustainable Cities: Catalyzing translocal learning and advancement of emerging artistic-cultural environmental approaches”, initiated by the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and the transdisciplinary research project “The City as Space of Possibility” at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany. In addition, insights from the summer school will be disseminated through Cultura21, an international network of cultural practitioners, researchers, and others (e.g., cultural policymakers) who are focused on advancing cultures of sustainability.

Participants
Researchers (multidisciplinary), graduate students and post-docs, artists, and practitioners working with community-based artistic and sustainability/resilience initiatives

During the pre-registration process, applicants are asked to submit [HERE] a brief statement on the relevant project(s)/initiative(s) with which they are involved, and why they want to attend the summer school. These statements will be reviewed as part of the participant selection process. Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2016. All applicants will be notified of selection process results by Monday, May 16, 2016.

Researchers responsible
Nancy Duxbury (CES) and Sacha Kagan (Leuphana University Lüneburg)

Core Team
Nathalie Blanc, Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France
Hans Dieleman, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, Mexico; Cultura21
Nancy Duxbury, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra
David Haley, Manchester Metropolitan University, England
Verena Holz, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
Sacha Kagan, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany; ESA RN2; Cultura21

Registration
Earlybird rate (by May 31): € 150
Late rate from June 1: € 165
Fee includes: Summer School registration and materials | Welcome BBQ or dinner on Sept 5 | Lunch on Sept 6 and 7 | Breaks (5)
Accommodation and dinner on Sept. 6 at own cost.

Maximum number of registrations: 25 | Minimum number of registrations: 20

Getting to Espinho
Espinho can be easily reached by train from Porto – Campanhã station. Details of train schedules and prices.

Summer school organized by Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra, in collaboration with the ESA (European Sociological Association) Research Network Sociology of the Arts and its 9th Midterm Conference being held in Porto September 8-10, 2016. The insights generated at the summer school will be shared in a workshop at the Midterm Conference.

Scientific projects relating to the course
“Culturizing Sustainable Cities: Catalyzing Translocal Learning and Advancement of emerging Artistic-cultural Environmental Approaches” – Nancy Duxbury, CES
“The City as Space of Possibility” – Volker Kirchberg, Ute Stoltenberg, Ursula Weisenfeld, and Sacha Kagan, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

This is a self-funded, non-profit Summer School

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