Tomar WORKSHOP

2nd workshop: Tomar – Portugal (10th -12th project month)

Foreseen dates: 20-21 November 2015

Workshop topic: Analysis, interpretation and understanding European intangible cultural heritage

Detailed Program

9H00 REGISTRATION

9H30 OPENING SESSION

President of IPT, Eugénio Pina de Almeida

President of CIMT, Maria do Céu Albuquerque

Carnival project Coordinator, Vicent Guerola Blay

Luiz Oosterbeek – Looking at carnival and feasts as a mechanism of governance and of global understanding

PANNEL 1 – CARNIVAL: FROM TRADITION, THROUGH FEAST, INTO KNOWLEDGE. MATERIALITIES AND IDENTITY: GREAT CARNIVAL TRADITIONS [1]

10h10 KNOWLEDGE OF URBAN IDENTITY AND TRADITIONS OF THE SOUTHERN TERRITORY THROUGH THE CARNIVALS AND THE FEASTES
Authors: prof. arch. Luigi Fusco Girard, prof. arch. Teresa Colletta, arch. Errico Anny, arch. Lucia Bello, dott.ssa Teresa Peluso (Interdepartmental Center of Research in Urban Planning “Alberto Calza Bini”, Laboratory of Research and Sustainable City – University of Naples “Federico II” whit ARF ART collaboration proposal)

Abstract: Carnival as an opportunity for recovery and / or consolidation of socio-cultural identities . The feast becomes attractor element for local knowledge, search engine of new models of productivity , growth and well-being , both tangible and intangible . Knowledge , value and potential of tradition and territory.

10h30 DEVELOPMENT AND FORMATION OF THE MAINZ CARNIVAL FROM THE HISTORICAL BEGINNINGS UNTIL TODAY

Authors: DieterWenger, Gilbert Korte, Steven Klötzer.

Abstract:The tradition of carnival can be traced back to the Christian moveable feasts, where Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs forty-six days (forty days not counting Sundays) before Easter. The Mainz Carnival is a months-long city-wide carnival celebration in Mainz,Germany that traditionally begins on 11th of November but culminates in the days before Ash Wednesday in the spring. It is now one of the largest carnival events in Germany and, along with the Cologne and Düsseldorfer carnivals, Mainz is one of the three cities prominent in the rhenishcarnival tradition. Aside from the celebrations, parades, and jollity which are typical of carnival traditions in many countries, the Mainz carnival has an unusual emphasis on political and literary humor and commentary.

10h50 THE UNESCO WAY BETWEEN AGRIGENTO (1998) AND BAKÚ (2015)

Author: José Manuel Gironés

Abstract: Resilient Carnival intangible outputs are one of the most relevant elements for the analysis of the mechanism of shock and confrontation between cultures and the best mechanism for establishing respect and solidarity between different civilizations. In its 70 year history,  the United Nations have never had a well finished map for peace in the world; but is in the last two decades, when more evidence has been seen humanity, that is misunderstanding and no dynamite which it has been reduced to dust the Buddhas of Bamiyan or bows of Palmyra. Sacred places or sacred people? Knowledge transfer and testing of “otherness” ( the world still treasures in its Mediterranean festivities and carnivals , such as tourism makes available, and many digital image puts in the hands of almost all) , inspires Cultural identity , keeps alive the past and seeks -beyond its own borders- survival for future generations . That becomes unprofitable for future peace and welfare this is what awake at night representatives of UNESCO.

11h10 Viareggio Carnval

Author: Alessandra Delle Fave and Andrea Mazzi

 

11h30 Coffee-break

11h50 The Northern Portugal Carnival Traditions. The Caretos of Podence

Author: Vítor Teixeira

 Abstract: Looking for the Carnival in the Northern Portugal, in its oldest and most traditional expressions, rooted in popular culture of certain regions where paganism mingled with the Christian religion over the centuries, creating unique and remarkable shapes, only in these small communities. Color, sound, joy, strong relationship with the land and traditions, or a different Carnival.
12h10 Loures Carnval
Abstract: The celebrations of Carnaval de Loures has it origins in 1934. Since there, and in spite of some interruptions, mainly during the authoritarian regime of Salazar, the celebrations have increased. This growth was specially visible since the year of 2000, when a volunteer group of people created the Association of Loures Carnival, with the purpose that Carnival in Loures never stop.
Currently the Loures Carnival is one of the largest carnivals in Portugal, attracts to the city tens of thousands of people, and has a diversified program of events.

12h30 Lunch break

  

14h14 Theatre : TEMPLARS TRESURE – FEATURED BY FATIAS DE CÁ (the play will start pontually and it is compulsory to be at the room 5 minutes earlier)

King Dinis of Portugal and Queen Isabel of Aragon (XIV century) supported the implementation of a brand new sea, proposed by the Templar Order, which would unify the world in an Age of the Holy Spirit. Anyway, the Pope Clement V and King Philip of France, the Handsome, accused the Order of heresy and decided its extinction.

PANNEL 2 – SUBTLE FEASTS: DISRUPTION WITHIN THE NORMS[2]

15h00 A PATRIMONALIZATION OF THE FALLAS OF VALENCIA: TO YOUR RECOGNITION AS CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY

Authors: Gil-Manuel Hernàndez i Martí, Albert Moncusí i Ferré (Departamento de Sociología y Antropología Social) (Universitat de València)

Abstract: Fallas” is a party of Valencia that has been recgonised and institutionalised as cultural heritage because of its tourist and artistic merits. This text describes that process or recognition and institutionalisation. It also identifies the main actors and steps in the intensification of a process that culminated in the presentation of a candidature as World Heritage at the UNESCO.

15h20 PROPAGGINI FEAST: BETWEEN ANCIENT RITES AND SATIRE

Author: Emanuela Elba

Abstract : The origins of the Carnival of Putignano can be traced back to 26th December 1934 when St. Stephen’s relics were moved to Putignano and the countrymen stopped working to follow the religious procession, dancing and singing together. Now “Propaggini” have lost their religious meaning in favour of a more critical and satiric one: groups of people dressed up as countrymen talk in vernacular about political and cultural events. In this way, the community denounces its own ills and the event becomes a purification ritual to start a new and better year.

15h40 ORNAMENTAL STREETS, IN PEREIRO DE MAÇÃO.

Author: Margarida Morais, Luiz Oosterbeek, Anabela Pereira, Sara Cura, Pedro Cura (Museu de Arte Pré-Histórica de Mação)

Abstrat: The cult and devotion to the Lady of Health, saint patron of the village, has a strong connection to the ornamentation of the streets of this land. It is a very specific cultural, social and religious event in the village of Pereiro, Mação. It’s singularized for the confection of flowers by the local community throughout the year for Ornamental Street. The social, cultural and religious involvement of the entire population creates a sense of union and identity.

16h00 BONS SONS – An event, a utopia

Author: Luis Ferreira

Abstrat: The largest and most diverse festival dedicated to Portuguese music, BONS SONS takes place in the village of Cem Soldos, Tomar. Organized by SCOCS, the local cultural association, BONS SONS acts as a platform to promote Portuguese music, where the audience can discover emerging projects as well as reconnect with renowned musicians.

In addition to raising audience awareness, the primary goal of BONS SONS is to contribute to local development by boosting the economy and contributing to keep the younger population in the region.

16h20   Poster session and cofee break

PANNEL 3 – CREATING A MUSEUM ABOUT CARNIVAL RITUALS [3]

 

16h50 TITLE: FILL IN THE GAPS BETWEEN OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Authors: Guerola Blay, Vicente; Gironés Sarrió, Ignasi; Espí Pastor, Mónica (UPV)

Abstract: The intangible cultural heritage, as defined in UNESCO Convention 2003, can only be heritage when it is recognized as such by the communities, groups or individuals that create, maintain and transmit it – without their recognition, nobody else can decide for them that a given expression or practice is their heritage. It contributes to giving us a sense of identity and continuity, providing a link from our past, through the present, and into our future. Museums can play a very important role connecting people with their traditions, cultural expressions, social practices, rituals and festive events in an effective way in order to protect this heritage and make sure it will be transmitted for the newer generations. Safeguarding and documenting the intangible cultural heritage, museums can significantly contribute to understand, even to create, cultural identities and preserve them for their future transmission.

Key words: intangible, cultural, heritage, museums

17h10 THE FALLAS FESTIVAL MUSEUMS. PROMOTING AND VALUING THE FALLAS CULTURAL HERITAGE.

Authors: Alejandro Lagarda, Ivan Esbrí Andrés (Associació d’Etudis Fallers)

Abstract: The three fallas festival museums – Museo Fallero in Valencia, Museo del Gremio in Valencia and Museu Faller in Gandia- contain the only material remains we preserve from the ephemeral public art works from las fallas. They must be consider as the main centers for the promotion and value of the fallas cultural heritage, even though three of them part from a  completely different museological model, that have to be transformed –specially in Valencia- in order to get the greater degree of diffusion of the cultural values from the fallas festival reality.

17h30 Smarter Fest – Feeling the Pulse of a Festival: Information, Security & Safety

Authors: João Patrício (presenter – IPT), Nuno Madeira (IPT), Luís Oliveira (IPT) and Henrique Mourisca (SoftInsa / IBM)

Abstract: Smarter Fest is a technological platform built on top of IBM IOC (Intelligent Operations Center) and IBM Bluemix, that allows authorities to manage all important events that occur during a festival, and provide a set of mobile apps that allow the visitor to check all important information. This ecosystem is tightly integrated in order to support the decision of safety and security authorities, and was implemented by the students of the first edition of the Post-Graduate Course on Business Intelligence of Instituto Politécnico de Tomar.

17h50 Final debate

18h10 Closing session

[1] The pannel discusses topics related to the emmergence of Carnival as a prophane fest in the Middle ages and its later evolution, converging to the contemporary main carnival traditions. It also aims at identifying the social, cultural and intellectual outputs of the carnival traditions, and how the tangible and intangible evidences combine to strengthen identities.

[2] This pannel focuses on feasts other then carnivals, either profane or religious. It aims to identify how the cultural and social need to experience feasts and  question norms has been dealt with in contexts in which Carnivals were not tolerated or never became a relevant cultural tradition.

[3] This pannel focuses on feasts other then carnivals, either profane or religious. It aims to identify how the cultural and social need to experience feasts and  question norms has been dealt with in contexts in which Carnivals were not tolerated or never became a relevant cultural tradition.

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