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On the Militarization of Social Control: Art, Politics and the Struggle for Democracy in Brazil, Colombia and Haiti
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Slought Foundation; 4017 Walnut St. 

A screening and talk by Felipe Teixeira Gonçalves of Frente 3 de Fevereiro

Friday November 4, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm

Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street

 

Felipe Teixeira Gonçalves of the São Paulo-based art and research group Frente 3 de Fevereiro will discuss a series of artistic actions carried out in Rio de Janeiro, Medellín and Port-au-Prince, as well as an upcoming documentary, that address the transnational traffic of methods and technologies of repression directed against the urban poor and the targeting of urban peripheries and slums as the objects of militarized intervention and occupation. He will be presented by Jennifer S. Ponce de León. 

Frente 3 de Fevereiro, whose name means February 3rd Front, is a transdisciplinary art and research group that was founded in 2004 in direct response to racist police violence in Brazil. They have produced work across many media, including documentary video, urban and media interventions, performance, music, and critical cartography, always addressing issues related to racism, policing and other forms of state violence, and changing mechanisms of social exclusion.

Felipe Teixeira Gonçalves has been a member of Frente 3 de Fevereiro since 2004. He works as an Advisor to the Mayor of São Paulo, is a DJ, and holds a degree in International Relations from the University of São Paulo and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is currently working on the documentary Emergency Exitwith artist Daniel Lima.

 

This program is organized by the Social Justice / Global South working group and has received support from the Slought Foundation, Latitudes and AmLit reading groups, and Du Bois College House.

 

For more information, see: https://slought.org/resources/on_the_militarization_of_social_control