PolObs seminar “International cultural relations and cultural diplomacy in the CPLP”

The seminar ‘International cultural relations and cultural diplomacy in the CPLP: indigenous languages as strategic assets in the diversification of Brazil-Africa relations’ will be held on June 11 at 3 pm as part of the PolObs Culture 2024 Seminar Cycle – Connecting Doctoral Projects with Cultural Policies. The event will be broadcast online via Zoom.

This session’s guest is Daniel Escorel, a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the University of Minho, who will discuss the lack of an institutional framework for multilingualism in international cultural cooperation between the member states of this international organisation, based on an analysis of public documentation from the historical archives of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and case studies on the cultural policies of Angola, Brazil and Cape Verde. The partial conclusions point to the neglect of the potential of native Brazilian and African languages as strategic assets for the cultural and creative industries.

Daniel Escorel holds a BA in International Relations from PUC-SP, an MA in Culture and Communication from the University of Lille and a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Minho, with a scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Since 2012 he has worked on international cooperation projects in the cultural sector, managing projects in the audiovisual, publishing and visual arts sectors with institutions such as the CPLP Executive Secretariat, Associação Cultural Videobrasil/Sesc-São Paulo, the Consulate General of Portugal in São Paulo, among others. Since 2018 she has been a member of the European Commission’s Cultural Relations Platform alumni network.

[Posted: 24-05-2024]