Creative Workshops: Book of Disquiet
These online creative workshops are meetings organized by the Fragments in Practice project for the reading and dynamic appropriation of fragments from the Book of Disquiet, as well as the collaborative creation of virtual thematic editions and the writing of new poetic texts by using the LdoD Archive. The workshops are open to a diverse audience: common readers, fans of Fernando Pessoa, the academic community (with the participation of students and teachers), artists, producers, writers and the simply curious. In October 2020, our sessions are also supported by the Agostinho da Silva Chair and the Desassossego Digital Brasília project. Participate!
These creative workshops are part of the Fragmentos em Prática and Operation Room, projects, affiliated with the Centre for Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra (CLP-UC), the Doctoral Programme in Materialities of Literature (MatLit), a programme supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), and the MATLIT LAB: Humanities Laboratory. The Agostinho da Silva Chair and the Desassossego Digitalproject (Instagram #desassossegobrasilia) are affiliated with the Faculty of Letters at the University of Brasília.
FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE THREE WORKSHOPS MAKE YOUR REGISTRATION BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop 1: Online Introduction to the LdoD Archive
October 21, 2020, Wednesday – 4:00 pm Brasília time / 8:00 pm Lisbon time (duration: 120 minutes)
The first session presents the main features of the LdoD Archive through ten explanatory video tutorials of the Fragments in Practice project. This 120-minute video-guided introduction is accompanied by an online moderation group to answer questions, jointly try out the tools, and discover new texts.
Workshop 2: Online reading soiree at the LdoD Archive
October 28, 2020, Wednesday – 4:00 pm Brasília time / 8:00 pm Lisbon time (duration: 120 minutes)
The second session will have as its theme – given our current state of introspection and isolation in the face of the global pandemic – the sense of movement, encounter and poetic production fostered by the “place” of Disquiet. We will jointly create a virtual edition that will be collaboratively remodelled by the participants, using the search, reading, selection and annotation tools of the fragments in the LdoD Archive.
To participate in our workspace go to: https://meet.google.com/kge-vtus-vxc.
Workshop 3: LdoD Remix online workshop
November 4, 2020, Wednesday – 4:00 pm Brasília time / 8:00 pm Lisbon time (duration: 120 minutes)
The third session is a partnership between the Fragmentos em Prática and Operation Room projects and has as its theme the creation of gif-poems of Disquiet through the reading, annotation and remixing of fragments from the LdoD Archive. In addition to the virtual editing functionality, open-source image processing, illustration and video editing applications will be used, as well as text editors or any other digital manipulation tool chosen by the participants.
Operation Room is a project that aims to develop an online group/community with the common goal of creating digital poetry based on the processes of appropriation and remix. The members of this community share, use and reuse the content shared by everyone (text, audio, image, video, code) to create digital poetry. To participate, please register in the Trello application and accept the invitation through this link: https://trello.com/b/urllx8xi/operation-room-digital-poetry
These workshops have the institutional support of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Coimbra (FLUC); Centre for Portuguese Literature (CLP); Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT); MATLIT LAB: Humanities Laboratory; LdoD Archive: Digital Archive of the Book of Disquiet; University of Brasilia (UNB); Catédra Agostinho da Silva; Desassossego in Brasília.
She is a PhD student in the Materialities of Literature programme at the University of Coimbra (MatLit/FLUC-UC), master in Communication and Semiotics (PUC-SP/COS) and designer (Belas Artes/SP). She has academic and professional experience focused on teaching, research and the development of projects through the creative exploration of different languages in an intermedia context. She is currently developing the Fragmentos em Prática project, focusing on the analysis of reading and creative practices in the LdoD Archive, a dynamic platform organized around the writing and editing of Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet.
She is doctoral student in the Materialities of Literature programme at the University of Coimbra (MatLit/FLUC-UC) and Master in Art Education (FBA-UL). Her research focuses on processes of textual appropriation and remixing in the creation of digital poetry. She makes experimental poetry in various media formats.
Augusto Rodrigues da Silva Junior
He is an associate professor of Brazilian Literature at the University of Brasília (UnB). Coordinator of the Agostinho da Silva Chair (Letras/UnB). He currently holds a Post-Doctorate in Literature at the University of São Paulo (2020/2021) with a project linked to the Theory of Geopoetry. He held a Post-Doctorate in Portuguese-Brazilian Literature at the University of Minho (Portugal, 2014-2015). PhD in Comparative Literature at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). His undergraduate and master’s degrees in Literature were awarded by the Federal University of Goiás. He is Director of Afro-Brazilian Literature at the Federal District Writers’ Union. His poetry publications include the following books: Niemar (Goiânia, 2008); Onde as ruas não têm nome (Brasília, 2010), Do livro de Carne (Brasília, 2011); Poemas da rua do fogo (Brasília, 2019).