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The Iberian mobilization as a world laboratory: landscape, material culture, planetary circulation, shared histories and the cities of State of India (Daman, Goa, Baçaim, Chaul, Diu and Cochim)

Grant number: 19/06637-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2019
Effective date (End): June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:Beatriz Piccolotto Siqueira Bueno
Grantee:Allan Pedro dos Santos Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The "encounters" (CERTEAU, 1990) and cultural exchanges in "global" scale (BROTTON & JARDINE, 2000; BROTTON, 2009; GOODY, 2010) resulting in hybrid cultural landscapes, product of wide circulation of people, artifacts, ideas, forms, have increasingly inspired more questions. On the opposite way of a eurocentric history, and based on recent concepts of "Cultural Landscape", "Cultural Encounters" e "Global History", this research project aims to read and deconstruct, on the "roughness" of space (SANTOS, 1994), interection processes among different human productions and the nature in a long-term perspective (BRAUDEL, 1979a, 1979b).Starting from an interdisciplinary perspective, the project intends to discuss both the nature of the Lusitanian cultural landscape in the State of India and its interfaces with other areas of Iberian colonialism, against the background of the testimonies produced since the 16th century - chroniclers, traveling naturalists, cartographers etc. - even the current media - audiovisual, printed, specialized literature, etc. The case of Portuguese India elected for appreciation aims to demystify stereotypes about Iberian colonialism, revealing mixed landscapes resulting from the crossing of worlds and alchemy of mestizos, in the perspective of a less Eurocentric Global History and an off-center cultural history.

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