Occupying hope: notes from a university Occupy experience in Brazil

Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo

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Title Occupying hope: notes from a university Occupy experience in Brazil
 
Creator Ricci Araujo, Fernando Marcial
Galarça, Lorenzo Ganzo
Block, James
Gomes, Manoela Guimarães
André de Sousa, Edson Luiz
Tessler, Sofia
Tietboehl, Léo
 
Subject
Occupy – Style – Utopia – Resistance practices
 
Description This article proposes a reflection on the Occupy movements that took place in Brazilian universities over the last months of 2016 from a perspective inspired by pragmatic sociology and utopian studies. Based upon the texts "Styles" by Marielle Macé and Ernst Bloch's "The Principle of Hope", the article proposes a reflection on the occupation experience and the way in which its formal aspects (gestures, organization, style) produce new forms of resistance expression. We argue that such practices relaunch social transformation utopias and, in doing so, renew the repertoire of criticism to the current forms of life. Thereby, this reflection is based on the idea that a combined approach between pragmatic sociology and utopian studies makes it possible to thematize the Occupy movement from its "style". On the one hand, we seek to approach forms of experience in their potential to accomplish values from which the very ways of life are in question. On the other hand, we intend to (re)open the question of “how” in life (its performances, its rhythms, its use of time) to sew the critical connection of the multiple points of refusal therein expressed.  
 
Publisher Universitat de Barcelona
 
Contributor
 
Date 2016-01-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion




 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/REGAC/article/view/regac2016.1.09
10.1344/regac2016.1.09
 
Source Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo; Vol. 4, Núm. 1 (2016): Non Textual Utopias / Utopías no textuales; 168-204
Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo; Vol. 4, Núm. 1 (2016): Non Textual Utopias / Utopías no textuales; 168-204
2013-8652
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/REGAC/article/view/regac2016.1.09/23715
 
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