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Educacional Praxis in Folk Art: between anonymity and identity

Grant number: 12/16169-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Arts Education
Principal Investigator:Marcos Ferreira Santos
Grantee:Sonia Carbonell Alvares
Host Institution: Faculdade de Educação (FE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


In Brazil, folk art refers to the artistic production of men and women who have never attended art schools, but who create objects of aesthetic value. These artists typically have limited incomes, and live in rural areas or poor areas surrounding large cities. For them the practice of art is an essential activity. Many of these subjects teach and disseminate their ways of doing art, spread customs and knowledge and mark the history of various regions of Brazil. Creators of styles and techniques, they multiply practices and artistic conceptions, and are recognized and revered in their cultural groups as bearers of traditional knowledge. It is important to give visibility to these authors, affirming their social action in their communities, showing not only their artistic production, but especially their creative and educational praxis. This objective of this project is to reveal and disseminate popular artistic practices and informal methods of transmission of traditional handicraft knowledge by brazilian artists, who remain in anonymity, but whose work performs an important social, cultural and economic function in their communities.

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SONIA CARBONELL ALVARES. A pedagogia artesã como práxis educativa em culturas populares tradicionais. Educ. Pesqui., v. 45, . (12/16169-1)
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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ALVARES, Sonia Carbonell. Maragogipinho - the voices of clay: educational praxis in popular cultures. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Educação (FE/SBD) São Paulo.

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