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Cyber farms: records and audiovisual achievements about urban agriculture in metropolitan, media and technological geographical contexts

Grant number: 16/10650-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Cinema
Principal researcher:Irene de Araújo Machado
Grantee:Douglas Vinícius Galan
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This research project aims to implement audiovisual productions and explore specific media records showing the constitution of an emerging activity in metropolitan centers of today classified as urban agriculture, our object of study. Essentially search by the production of a short film documentary, supported by ethnographic methods of approach towards spaces for this practice in the state capital, provide data that show all the heterogeneity of culture text specially formulated by the research corpus of urban gardens located in the city of São Paulo. The hypotheses of this thesis transiting through different fields, dealing with issues such as the emergence of empirical demands that propose new food production models; the expansion of the physical space growing through electronic and digital media reached what we call in this study "digital agriculture"; reconstitution of notions of geographic space expanding concepts such as border; the formation of a new conception of "bios", where the human is placed in an unprecedented network of associations; among other pertinent debates the subject. Supported by a methodology composed of semiotic theories, on the cinema, new technologies, communications, geographical and biological studies, our reflections turn up even the mediated, participatory and collaborative agricultural practices in electronic environment, as presented in the work of the group on social network called "urban gardeners", through which we make initial contact with the theme urban agriculture by conducting journalistic article produced by doctoral student published in magazine. Since then, it has become the subject of research, showing signs of potential additions to the scientific area of study involved.