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HOUSEWORK WITHOUT HOUSES: WOMEN IN NONCONVENTIONAL HOUSING

Luna Lyra
Silke Kapp
Grupo MOM
Belo Horizonte
Brazil

A question and a way forward How do women deal with the work of reproduction in temporary, interim, and unstable living situations? This was the question collectively defined by the authors of this text, within a study that seeks to broaden knowledge on the socio-spatial struggles in a feminist perspective and, at the same time, […]

PERIPHERIES 4 – PUBLIC SCHOOLS: POTENCIES AND CHALLENGES

editorial PERIPHERIES 4, dedicated to the topic of public schools, features 20 contributions from Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guinea-Bissau, India, Palestine, Paraguay and Syria , highlighting challenges and potencies in each unique context. Published in four languages (Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French) with ten different content types — Interviews, Articles, Photo Essays, Narratives, Special Contributions, […]

PERIPHERIES 3 - ALTERNATIVE EXPERIENCES

PERIPHERIES No. 3, our latest issue, is dedicated to the alternative experiences of the global peripheries, and gathers 21 contributions from 15 countries around the world. Published in four languages (Portuguese, English, Spanish, French) and divided into six editorial categories—interviews, articles, narratives, “born of the periphery,” book reviews, and features—Peripheries gives space to the differentiated […]

IMAGES OF THE PEOPLE PROJECT

Brazil

Student protagonism: schools for, by, and of the students The Imagens do Povo (Images of the People) Project and Peripheries Journal are proud to present “Student Protagonism,” a photo essay that places the work of photographers Bárbara Dias and Antônio Dourado, invited contributors to this edition, in dialogue. In the current Brazilian scenario, the dispute […]

LITERARY CONVERSATIONS IN PARAGUAY: DESIGNING PATHS FOR RE-EXISTENCE

Mariana Cortez
Paraguay

Translation Mark Prunella-Miller The original presence of the Guarani communities, sometimes noticeable in the habitants’ [physical] features as traits or predominant markings and, also in the language, comes together in the context of the Living Latin American Books on the Triple Border project. However, due to innumerable historical, social, and linguistic factors, Guarani communities are […]

“IN SPITE OF YOU, TOMORROW WILL BE ANOTHER DAY“

Arthur Viana
Maycon Sardinha
Shyrlei Rosendo
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

“Apesar de você, Amanhã há de ser outro dia”[1]: The original title of the article in Portuguese is anything but casual: it speaks volumes on the dreams and potencies of those that live in the peripheries. It also alludes to how the subjects of these territories reinvent and build their daily lives to guarantee their […]

“THE SCIENCE OF NURTURING” AND SCHOOL CLIMATES

William Corrêa
Brazil

Translation Edmund Ruge The Potency of Nurturing Relationships in the Classroom The central argument is that students feel embraced by nurturing strategies, especially when there exist high educational expectations and positive stimuli (compliments, etc) and efforts toward approximation and student engagement in school processes. These positive perceptions create possibilities for relationships that favor the teaching […]

SUBVERSIVE MOBILITY IN A CONTEXT OF TRUST

Aruan Braga
João Felipe Brito
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Ever since the industrial revolution brought about the paradigm of daily travel from home to work and from work to home, the cities of industrialized societies have come to experience this periodic, massified dance of moving bodies. During at least two grand moments every day, at dawn and dusk, the city shifts from fixed to flowing.  The […]

WHY READ FEMALE PHILOSOPHERS?

Fábio Borges
Marcelo Moraes
Rafael Haddock-Lobo
Brazil

Translation Shawn Provost Why read female philosophers? Behind the initial question that the title of this text raises are a few other questions and exclamations that seem to require further thought before we enter into our speculations. First, we need to remember this as a matter of fact: there are female philosophers, and there always […]

THE INTERSCHOLASTIC AKEWÍ POETRY SLAM

Clara de Oliveira Costa
Geovana Santos Januario
Isabela da Silva Cunha
Brazil

Poetry in school, ideas in poetry The Akewí Poetry Slam of Viçosa, Minas Gerais, works to recognize and value peripheral and black cultural and artistic manifestations. Through poetry sustained in the civilizing values of ancestral black African societies, in orality and corporeality — reconstructed from African cultures brought by the diaspora of black slavery — […]

THE PEDAGOGY OF PEACE

Mariana Costa
Colombia

Open Paths of Nurturing in Latin American Public Education Education is especially valuable in the precarious political contexts of Latin America; it serves as a means of resistance and a common good. Above all, public schools resist via pedagogical reinvention, especially when they are adapted to each school community on a daily basis. In Colombia, […]

CHALLENGING 'BUEN VIVIR'

Vilma Almendra
Emmanuel Rozental
Edwin Pipicano
Ángela Gutiérrez
Jorge Sarria
Colombia

The Indigenous movement of Cauca, Colombia has historically been characterized by the many resistance movements that have emerged from Colombia’s armed and negotiated struggles. Its wider recognition, both nationally and internationally, has come as a result of land recoveries carried out between the 1970s and 1990s and the creation of the Consejo Regional Indígena del […]

BUEN VIVIR AND AUTONOMY IN LATIN AMERICAN INDIGENOUS TERRITORIES

Salvador Schavelzon
Thea Pitman
Brazil
UK

 

During 2018, a heterogeneous group of people – hailing from indigenous communities located in the present-day Northeast Brazil and Southwest Colombia, more or less formal third sector groups with a primary focus on indigenous empowerment, and from universities in the UK, Brazil and Colombia – came together to work on a research network project exploring […]

IDeA: THE INEQUALITY AND LEARNING INDICATOR

Brazil

> > >  IDeA - Indicador de Desigualdades e Aprendizagens The defense of the right to education requires educational indicators to ensure its realization. With such indicators, it is possible to both produce precise descriptions and explanations of our educational reality, identifying advancements and challenges, as well as formulate appropriate public policies. The construction of […]

ON THE TURN OF THE ENERGY OF THE COMMON: THE POTENCY OF THE PERIPHERY AND THE ROAD TO THE RADICALIZATION OF DEMOCRACY

Eduardo Alves
Instituto Maria e João Aleixo
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

From the COMMON to Politics  We have chosen to open this edition of PERIPHERIES with the conceptualization of the COMMON. In Commonwealth,[1] authors Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri offer the following explanation. “first of all, [there is] the common wealth of the material world—the air, the water, the fruits of the soil, and all nature's […]

TEACHING TO TRANSGRESS

Vinebaldo Aleixo
Brazil

An Engaged Pedagogy, Hand-in-Hand with the Practice of Freedom I magine that a black female thinker, an intellectual and activist from the US with decades of experience in teaching at different institutions, rang your doorbell or paid a visit to your school, university, collective, restaurant… and began talking to you about the challenges and potencies […]

MACAÉ EVARISTO

by Patrícia Santos
Brazil

"The Legitimacy of Difference in Public Schools: Towards a Project of (Re)Existence and Plural Trajectories" Patrícia Santos: We’re aware of your trajectory as an educator, Secretary of Education for the Municipality of Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, in the Secadi — the Secretariat of Continued Education, Literacy, Diversity, and Inclusion — and […]

THE ALBERTO CHEJOLÁN POPULAR BACCALAUREATE

Argentina

We are members of the Bachillerato Popular Alberto Chejolán, a school of young people and adults that has been in operation since 2012 in Villa 31, a popular neighborhood in Buenos Aires that has been fighting for its place within the city for more than 80 years. Our school forms part of the local organization […]

ANDRIO CANDIDO

Amauri Eugênio Jr.
Brazil

Defining the artist and man Andrio Candido is an arduous task, seemingly impossible when viewed with inattentive eyes. A fundamental part of this is the consequence of his jack-of-all-trades profile, given that he is an activist in several different areas. But an important part of the equation for understanding Candido lies in the way in […]

Mapuche Intervention - Work 18.314: Mari pura warangka küla pataka mari meli

Visual Poetry: Daniela Catrileo
Photography: Rocío García
Editing  and Introduction:
Carolina Herrera Águila
Chile

The Mapuche people is the most represented original peoples living in what is today Chile. In colonial times they worked for the conquistadors, oligarchs, and landowners; later some began emigrating in search of opportunities to escape poverty just as the majority of people cut off from the metropolitan areas did. They have resisted since the […]

Photographic Essay – "Imagens do Povo" Project

Bira Carvalho
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Images of popular spaces, such as the favelas and urban peripheries, which are usually marked by stereotypes of poverty and stigmas of violence, overcome such restraints in the images of Bira Carvalho. With sensitivity and audacity, the author challenges light, color and angle to bring forward the COMMON as an inherent part of everyday life […]

Interview with Roberta Estrela D'Alva + "Resist - Afoxé do Mangue"

by Ecio Salles
Brazil

In the early 1990s, Heloísa Buarque de Hollanda[1] organized an event called Sinais de Turbulência (Signs of Turbulence). There, intellectuals, artists and activists began to ponder the question of when social and cultural actions in and of the favelas, in response to growing violence, placed the peripheries at the center of the map. The FLUP […]

Democratizing the body and politics - Transexual and peripheral perspectives on democracy and dictatorships

Gilmara Cunha
Graham McGeoch
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

A conversation between a theologian and a transgender woman who met each other in Maré. Graham - Democracy is fragile and it must be constructed daily. This is not to speak of representative democracy, which frequently represents the financial elite, centers of power and heterosexual bodies. This is about participatory democracy, or “insurgent democracy,” to […]

Democracy and Cabanagem

Aiala Colares
Wellington Frazão
Belém
Brazil

Belém’s peripheral neighborhoods function as urban spacialities, dynamic in their construction of territorial identities, and closely intertwined with the diverse forms of social and cultural reproduction that emerge as logics for the day-to-day lives and survival strategies of their populations. Belém’s peripheral expansion came about through a deterritorializing process, in which part of the population […]

RICARDO HENRIQUES

by Patrícia Santos
Brazil

“A propositive agenda for public schools: the production of direction and action for disputing equity" Patrícia Santos: What elements in the construction of the myth of failed public schools and private school superiority do you think are worth highlighting? Ricardo Henriques: There exists a breadth of literature that creates an enormous difficulty for advancements in […]

A SHOUT-OUT TO THE PERIPHERIES

Belém
Belo Horizonte
Fortaleza
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

In the reigning narrative present in a large part of the media, the lack of understanding about peripheral territories produces and drives prejudice and stereotypes that directly affect the lives of periphery residents in their search for formal work, even legitimizing the violence committed against them. But we inherited from our ancestors other forms of […]

Transforming the Imaginary of Marginality: Some Experiences from Rio de Janeiro

Udi Mandel Butler
Maré - Rio de Janeiro

This article is based on action-research carried out in Rio de Janeiro between 2005 and 2009 that sought to understand how young people perceived and practiced what we termed public action in the context of a socially and economically divided city.[1] In 2005, I worked with Marcelo Princeswal and a small team of researchers from […]

INSTITUTO UNIBANCO

Brazil

School management for equality: paths to an anti-racist education Following the ratification of the 1988 constitution, basic public education experienced a series of advances. While these may not have been as swift and intense enough to guarantee rights for all to this day, they were advances nonetheless. The example that best demonstrates this progress is […]

Revisiting the ‘Theology of the City’ in the Perspective of Maré, Rio de Janeiro

Graham Gerald McGeoch
Maré - Rio de Janeiro

Abstract Beginning with a lived experience in the Complexo da Maré favelas, this text revisits the theology of the city developed by liberation theology. The influences of José Comblin and Juan Luis Segundo are noted, discussed and questioned in light of processes of urbanisation and in dialogue with social science literature about Maré. The article […]

AÇÃO EDUCATIVA

Brazil

For the defense of educational and cultural rights, and for indicators of educational quality Ação Educativa, Educational Action, is a São Paulo-based NGO that has worked in the fields of education, culture, and youth, with a human rights perspective, since 1994.  We train and support groups of educators, youth, and cultural agents. We also develop […]

Alejandro "Pitu" Salvatierra

by Edmund Ruge
Villa 15
Buenos Aires
Argentine

On leaving prison in 2008, Alejandro “Pitu” Salvatierra tells me, “It almost returned to me, all of that violence that I had left behind.” Pitu had completed secondary school while in prison in La Plata, Argentina and achieved the highest graduating GPA in the entire city. Over and over again, his penal record made him […]

Visual Writings from the Imagens do Povo Project

Bira Carvalho, Francisco Valdean, Marcia Farias e Rosilene Miliotti
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

On Friday morning (July 1, 2004), Professors João Roberto Ripper and Ricardo Funari assembled students of the first ever Escola de Fotógrafos Populares (EFP - School of Popular Photographers) class in front of 26 Rua Guilherme Maxwell,[1] giving the final instructions for the group’s “Images of the People” project (Imagens do Povo). This type of activity […]

WàCOLETIVO

Cariri
Ceará

Brazil

The word “Wa” means “to walk” in the indigenous language of Kariri (the people that lived here and gave our region, Cariri, its name). This is the name we chose to represent ourselves. We are a collective of diverse women but we walk together. Together we create, together we express, together we redefine and bring […]

THREE VOICES OF CONTEMPORARY LATIN-AMERICAN POETRY

Valeska Torres
Minerva Reynosa
Rita Indiana
by Lucía Gonzales and
Luciana di Leone
Brazil
Mexico
Dominican Republic

It is always difficult to do an anthology. A narrow cut-off can never account for heterogeneous poetic experiences. From the small space of this anthology - selected, presented, constructed and translated collaboratively by Laboratório da Palavra (PACC.UFRJ) - we intended to maintain and deepen this diversity of dictions without fulfilling the need of representing a […]

Maloqueirista Poetry

Giovani Baffô
Thiago Calle
Inayara Samuel
Pedro Tostes
Bárbaro Rosa
Aline Binns
Caco Pontes
Paloma Kliss
Leo de Abreu
São Paulo
Brazil

Maloqueirista Poetry was born in 2002, the child of a meeting of poets tying their work to the city of São Paulo. Since then, the group’s ambulant and nomadic identity has allowed them to begin a popular dialogue, meeting the people where they are. This relationship with the popular territories and the flux between the […]

LA GARGANTA PODEROSA

Argentina

We are a revolutionary Latin American movement that grew out of the heart of the villas[1]of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Founded more than 15 years ago, we have grown to include 120 territorial assemblies in 12 Latin American countries. Why La Poderosa? The word “power” carries immense importance for all members of the organization, and, while […]

From the Right to the City to the City of Bridges

Clarice Libânio
Belo Horizonte
Brazil

The "right to the city," what a wonderful term! Of all those that summarize, signify, aggregate and condense a series of thoughts, of different philosophies and positions! After all, who disagrees with the right to the city? The term is strong, almost atemporal, some would say! What a well composed, condensing concept! It is so […]

The Instituto Maria e João Aleixo Continues on the Path to the Construction of an International University of the Peripheries

Priscila Rodrigues

The Instituto Maria e João Aleixo (IMJA) turns two in June. Its ongoing process of construction is exemplified in its name: at first João, then João e Maria, and finally, Maria e João, breaking with the pattern of highlighting masculine figures. Maria and João Aleixo are two central characters in a history that began, like […]

Ailton Krenak - The Power of the Collective Subject - Part I

by Jailson de Souza e Silva
introduction: Júlia Sá Earp
Brazil

Ailton Krenak couldn’t have emerged with a more pertinent interview or at a more pertinent moment. Now is the time to hear a voice that inspires, one that shakes our perceptions, keeping our clarity and conscience from being swept away in the wind. Introducing a figure such as Ailton Krenak is not an easy task. […]

Instituto Maria e João Aleixo | For an International Network of the Peripheries

The Instituto Maria e João Aleixo (IMJA) seeks to construct a movement to connect the world’s peripheries in a global network. We now present PERIPHERIES Journal as a strategic tool in this construction. The conception and creation of this publication is a great challenge for the Instituto and editorial board. Grounding our thought and design […]

Ailton Krenak - The Power of the Collective Subject - Part II

THE TIME OF THE MYTH  It is a completely absurd myth to say that we, the indigenous, alongside the black people, forcibly brought from Africa and thrown here, and the white people, some of them coming without knowing what the destination was, came to constitute the base of our civilization. This is a complete cheapening […]

The Paradigm of Potency and the Pedagogy of Coexistence

Instituto Maria e João Aleixo (IMJA)
UNIperipheries
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

At present, hate and social indifference dominate public debate, political rhetoric and media narratives. They gain momentum in the disrespect generated by ethnic, moral and religious discourse -- one that emphasizes opposition to the other, to the different. In this regressive social scenario, there has arisen a paradigm that threatens democracy and tolerance for difference. […]

ADRIANA BARBOSA

Gabriele Roza
São Paulo
Brazil

"Entrepreneurship in Brazil is led by the black population. 131 years ago, Bahia’s tray vendor women bought their emancipation selling food. We have a very strong entrepreneurial vein; it is in our DNA," says Adriana Barbosa, director of the Black Fair Institute. The Business Owners in Brazil report, by Sebrae [Brazil’s support service for micro […]

ECIO SALLES

Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

To our partner and friend, the masterful Ecio Salles The poet, cultural producer, and partner of ours in so many undertakings, has left us prematurely. Born in the Olaria neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Salles made the peripheries of this urban metropolis the territory for his poetic invention. As a creator and mobilizer of words […]

CAROLINA MARIA DE JESUS, AN AUTHOR FOR THE PRESENT

Tom Farias
Brazil

Reflecting on the written memory of Minas de Gerais author Carolina Maria de Jesus (1914-1977) requires care and effort. For someone that barely knows or has never heard of the author of the book Quarto de despejo–diário de uma favelada, published in August of 1960, we must start at the beginning. Carolina Maria de Jesus […]

CONCEIÇÃO EVARISTO

by Ivana Dorali
Brazil

State Geopolitics and Quilombo Territory in the 21st Century, by Diosmar M. Santana

Jorge Barbosa
Brazil

STATE GEOPOLITICS AND QUILOMBO TERRITORY IN THE 21ST CENTURY by Diosmar M. Santana Filho[1] Paco Editorial publishing, 2018. 260p A geopolítica do Estado e o território quilombola no século XXI (Paco Editorial, 2018) was born of the Masters research undertaken by the geographer Diosmar Santana Filho at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). The book […]

Redes da Maré - WOW as a possibility for uniting female power in the contemporary world

Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

The WOW - Women of the World Festival is an initiative created by British Artistic Director Jude Kelly during her years as Creative Director at Southbank Centre (one of the largest cultural centers in the world, based in London), where she worked for over a decade. Since its launch in 2010, WOW has aimed to […]

Catalytic Communities: The Role of the Peripheries in Democracy

Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

We tend to speak from a place of fear and disillusionment concerning Brazilian democracy. However, for a long time, we have been fighting to stop talking about favelas and peripheries from this place of fear and disillusionment. We at Catalytic Communities believe in the power, creativity, and solutions that stem from favelas and peripheries. We […]

The Subject of Skin... Ours or Yours?

Patricia Santos and Luis Aser
Brazil

This is a book that speaks not only of a certain content, but also of an author that covers himself in his work. An author - actor - producer… and black! Even if this final descriptor were left unsaid (many would say it is unnecessary, that it reinforces certain stereotypes and prejudices), we wouldn’t dare […]

NARRA Agency

Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Black and brown people make up nearly 40% of journalism students in Brazil. This is according to a study by Diversa (a collaborative online platform for educational practices), based on the 2016 Brazilian Higher Education Census. Those who self-identified as “yellow”[1] students represented less than 2%, and indigenous students less than 1%. If the scope […]

Instituto Maria e João Aleixo | International University of the Peripheries

The contemporary world has witnessed the rise of a new wave of authoritarianism. The threat to democracy takes hold in the contours surrounding our democratic institutions and values, questioning them from a conservative and even regressive political lens. Progressive forces have proved themselves unable to organize a cohesive discourse and strategy to confront the erosion […]