Intercultural Communication & Visual Culture Meeting on “(Pos)-Colonial Images and Narratives”

Over the past few decades, cinema, advertising, photography, literature, news, textbooks, among other media, have shaped our perceptions of “us” and “others”, often contributing to the reinforcement of stereotypes and prejudices among the most diverse human groups, but also for the questioning of such stereotypes and the construction of new canons.

Postcolonial narratives question the subject, language, literary and cultural analysis, (re) conceptualizing them. They are committed to criticism, exposure, deconstruction, counter-hegemony, and the transcendence of colonial presences and “legacies”.

The Sopcom Intercultural Communication and Visual Culture Working Groups invite the presentation of communication proposals that seek precisely the critical and counter-hegemonic debate, deconstructing (pos)colonial images and narratives. This is a time of meeting and debate of a multi and interdisciplinary nature, so the submission of proposals is open to researchers from different areas of knowledge and the arts, who work on the themes in question.

Invited speakers:

Diana Andringa (subject to confirmation) – was born in 1947, in Dundo, Lunda-Norte, Angola, coming to Portugal in 1958. In 1964 she entered the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon, which she abandoned to dedicate herself to journalism. In 1968, she attended the 1st Journalism Course created by the Union of Journalists and joined Vida Mundial, where she left as part of a collective dismissal. Unemployed, she was an advertising copywriter, a job that PIDE’s arrest in January 1970 interrupted. Sentenced to 20 months in prison for supporting the cause of Angola’s independence, she returned to journalism. From 1978 to 2001 she was a journalist at RTP. She was also a chronicler at Diário de Notícias, RDP and Público and a fleeting deputy director of Diário de Lisboa. Currently independent documentary filmmaker – Timor-Leste,  Crocodilo’s dream; Guinea-Bissau: The Two Faces of War; Dundo, Colonial memory; Tarrafal: Memories of the Campo da Morte Lenta – returned to the University, receiving a PhD in Communication Sociology from ISCTE in 2013. She recently debuted her documentary Guinea-Bissau: From Memory to the Future (2019).

Nuno Coelho – is a Portuguese communication designer who lives in Porto, is a professor in the Design and Multimedia course at the University of Coimbra (UC) and a researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the 20th Century (CEIS20). PhD in Contemporary Art by the University of Coimbra, he developed projects at the intersection of design and art, raising social and political issues. Curator and organizer of collective exhibitions and public conferences, he has published three books and has worked on topics related to collective identity and memory, exploring visual images and archives of Portuguese historical brands and institutions. His main research interests are material culture, visual semiotics and representation. Exhibited his work, gave lectures, participated in conferences and / or held workshops in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Palestine, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Proposal submissions:

Abstracts should clearly explain the context of the research and / or intervention to be presented at the conference. They must indicate the processes, objectives, conceptual assumptions and methodology, as well as the expected or achieved results. Abstracts must contain a maximum of 300 words and 5 keywords. They must also be accompanied by a short biography of the author (s) (max. 150 words), which must include their affiliation and contact information. Submissions must be sent to one of the following email addresses: |

Important dates:

Submissions: until February 28, 2020  March, 15
Communication of results: March 20, 2020
Registration: until May 10, 2020


Registration fee: 30 €
Registration fee for students or Sopcom members: 20 €

More information here.

[Posted: 03-02-2020 | Modify: 02-03-2020]