Blog Semióticas [pt] celebrates this year's Camões Award – “the highest honor” for a Portuguese language writer – given to Dalton Trevisan from Curitiba, Brazil, for his “extraordinary contribute in the art of short stories”. Trevisan, “the most misterious of Brazilian writers”, is well known for his mystical reclusiveness, and refuses being photographed, interviewed and participating in ceremonies.
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6 February 2013
After delving into the world of comics throughout Latin America in our previous post, we return to Brazil to explore Brazilian comicdom just as the country comes off its celebration of National Comics Day on January 30.
1 February 2013
Follow us as we visit the arts and the projects that are bridging the gaps and establishing new channels of communication in Latin America. We talk about comics, artworks, collaboration, projects and collectives that are remixing what we know about ourselves in Latin America. Cultural extravaganza guaranteed!
23 January 2013
A panorama of Latin American comics in two parts. This post explores the invisibility among neighbouring countries within the region. Are economic factors, digital tools and collaboration going to change the way art is disseminated in these emerging markets?
18 January 2013
A blog post with useful tips for families who travel with nannies raised controversy as the author's statements reflected a prejudiced view of domestic workers and deeper troubling issues in Brazil's work relations. The post went viral and was ultimately taken down by the site's administrators.
6 August 2012
"Female athletes who got into this competition representing their countries, after long years of training.. are simply summarized to the excess or lack of weight, to their hair style, smiles and, of course: buttocks."
21 May 2012
5 January 2012
Brazilian society is seeing a transition in domestic work, a type of employment that is deeply connected to issues such as social inclusion, bad work conditions, social hierarchies, gender inequalities and empowerment. Catch a glimpse of this debate.
18 November 2011
Sagrada Terra Especulada (Sacred Speculated Ground), a Brazilian collective that advocates for indigenous land rights, is promoting a documentary [pt] and a petition [pt] in defense of the Pajé Sanctuary, close to Brasilia´s Pilot Plan. Real estate speculation [pt] threatens this area of savannah with the construction of a so-called “first eco-neighborhood in Brazil”.
8 February 2011
During recent months Brazilian citizen media has been debating literature, censorship, racism and education, following the suggestion by the country's National Council on Education (NCE) to withdraw celebrated author Monteiro Lobato's book Caçadas de Pedrinho (Pete's Hunting) [pt] from schools.