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Borders communicational environments: a study on the cultural spaces of the Grajaú neighborhood, in São Paulo

Grant number: 19/26091-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2020
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Theory of Communication
Principal Investigator:Mauro de Souza Ventura
Grantee:Beatriz Carvalho de Souza
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


This research project proposes the study of three communicational environments of the Grajaú neighborhood, in the south of São Paulo: Center of Arts and Social Promotion (CAPSartes), Free University of Grajaú (UNIGRAJA) and Sarau do Grajaú. Specifically, we will describe and understand how these spaces act as political and cultural environments and demonstrate how three-dimensional communication develops (FLUSSER, 2008) aiming at the establishment of bonds that generate belonging. The theoretical basis of this research starts from the concept of communication ecology proposed by Romano (2004) and unfolds in Cyrulnik (2007) references about the concept of belonging and the establishment of bonds (MENEZES, 2008, 2013, 2016; BAITELLO JUNIOR, 1997, 2014) in these environments. From the methodological point of view, the research is divided into two stages: observation and description of the selected communicational environments and interpretative analysis of the collected data. Empirical-descriptive research and in-depth interviews will be conducted with the participants of these environments, seeking to understand how these cultural spaces of the most populous peripheral district of the State of São Paulo stimulate the generation of local and territorial knowledge in their meetings, as they resist these moments to the nullodimensional communication process (FLUSSER, 2008). The interpretative analysis aims to prove the hypothesis that, although the Grajaú peripheries are plural and hybrid in their cultural, social, economic and identity constitution, there are still communicational aspects that unite different people in the same purpose: the production of bonds that generate belonging. (AU)