quinta-feira, 26 de junho de 2014

Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children


Different Cultures, the Real World and the Imaginary, Adulthood and Childhood...
"The Power to Live" that Emanates from Children Who Move to and fro across
All Sorts of Borders


Photographer Jacob A. Riis, who documented the lives of poor immigrants in New York during the late 19th century, dubbed immigrant children who performed various tasks in acting as bridges for parents with a poor grasp of English, "go-betweens."
This exhibition focuses on the childhood characteristic of moving freely to and fro across all sorts of boundaries - between different cultures, for instance, or between the real world and the world of imagination – in an attempt to look at the world through a child's eyes. Through images of children as they appear in works by 26 of the world's top artists / artist groups, "Go-Betweens" turns its gaze on politics, culture, family and other aspects of the environment surrounding children, and the problems they face. Taking as key words the likes of play, dreams and memories, it also homes in on the diverse sensate nature of children, their creativity unconstrained by adult convention or the bounds of tradition. Though children are at the mercy of their environment, at the same time their potential to act as circuit-breakers in stalemate situations may well hold the key to our planet's future. By seeing how children cross borders, we explore the possibilities for a new world in which a greater diversity of values coexist.

see more: 
http://www.mori.art.museum/english/contents/go_betweens/index.html

segunda-feira, 9 de junho de 2014

Crianças e Arte...e agradecimentos

Car@s
Nesse domingo o blog do Grupo de Pesquisa em Geografia da Infância atingiu 100 000 acessos, gostaríamos de agradecer a tod@s que por aqui transitam e também aos integrantes do grupo que contribuem com esse trabalho, não é fácil manter um espaço virtual no ar, isso só é possível com a colaboração tanto dos que acessam, como dos que o produzem! Para comemorar, continuar divulgando e partilhando pesquisas sobre/com crianças e infâncias, postamos uma bela experiência, que tem como partida a questão: "O que as crianças pensam sobre arte?"



Algumas respostas:

Gustavo, 7 anos:
“É uma bola na espuma do mar, mas ela também estourou e a espuma estava muito apertada e se espalhou, vai misturar e desmanchar tudo… quando a gente vai à praia?”

.Philip, 7 anos:
“Um ovo quebrado murcho!”

Isadora, 6 anos:
“Um ovo dentro de uma esponja de tomar banho!”

Acesso o trabalho completo aqui




quinta-feira, 5 de junho de 2014

June 4: UN Day for children victims of Israel's acts of aggression

In 1982, as the Israeli war in Lebanon raged, the UN General Assembly, “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression,” decided to commemorate June 4 as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.


As you probably know, the 1982 Israeli invasion in Lebanon culminated in the horrific massacres of more than three thousand unarmed Palestinian children, women and men in theSabra and Shatilarefugee camps. The brutal Israeli occupation of Lebanon continued for 18 more years.

Today, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children are growing up in twelve decrepit refugee camps in Lebanon, with hundreds more arriving every day from the tragedy in Syria. Meanwhile children in Palestine continue to suffer “Israel's acts of aggression” in their daily lives under occupation.

more informations:
http://www.mecaforpeace.org/




domingo, 1 de junho de 2014

Filme: E Buda desabou de vergonha




Baktay tem seis anos e vive com sua família em Bamian, cidade em que tesouros da cultura local, como as estátuas de Buda, foram destruídas pelos talibãs. Instigada por seus vizinhos que já sabem ler, ela faz de tudo para poder estudar em uma escola para meninas que abre do outro lado do rio. Quando segue para a escola, no caminho encontra um grupo de garotos acostumados a brincadeiras de guerra, que resolvem prendê-la como prisioneira.


[FQS] 15(2) online

Dear All,

I would like to inform you that FQS 15(2) is available online (see http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/issue/view/49 for the current issue and http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/issue/archive for former issues). FQS 15(2) provides a collection of single contributions as well as articles belonging to FQS Conferences, FQS Interviews, FQS Reviews, and the FQS Debate on Qualitative Research and Ethics. All in all, 22 authors from nine countries contributed to FQS 15(2).

A. FQS 15(2)
B. Conferences and Workshops
C. Links
D. Open Access News
Enjoy reading!

Katja Mruck