Cecilia Dinardi in a Creative Lab on Social Change in Brazil
Dr Cecilia Dinardi was recently selected to participate of an AHRC/Newton Fund Creative Lab programme during 10 days in Rio de Janeiro. Together with 19 talented participants – artists, researchers, activists and creative practitioners – she attended mentoring sessions and pitched collaborative ideas. Eight innovative projects were submitted for follow on funding awards, proposing creative uses of public space through cultural interventions geared towards social change. The winning projects will be implemented collaboratively in Rio over the next few months and outputs will be presented at the Multiplicidade Festival in May 2016, an exciting programme of events across the city involving audiovisual performances, new media interventions, interactive talks and international exchanges. Cecilia’s groups projects put forward an academic seminar programme with creative devices for social engagement in favelas (Complexo da Maré), and disruptive cultural performances to re-signify commuting time on a public train that connects the city centre with its poorer peripheral areas.The Creative Lab is an initiative developed in partnership with Queen Mary University of London, People’s Palace Projects and CreativeWorks London in the UK, and People’s Palace Projects do Brasil and Multiplicidade Festival Rio in Brazil.