Cultural Identity has been expressed in many forms since the beginning of social history. Each of our participating countries have long been associated with exporting their cultural values around the world through mainly exploration and voyages of discovery. In Portugal the nation is celebrating its discovery of Brazil 500 years ago and the rich cultural history that is linked through relationships, travel and trading routes
Brazil Datafile 0065-Project Notes
Participant Numbers/ Age Group - 20 Students. Ages 22-43 Location Dates - School of Fine Art. Federal University of Minas Gerais. April 27th - 9th May 1999 Teaching Role - Curriculum Support · Teacher Trainees (PGCE)Workshop lead - Collaborative model. Extended support through individual tutoring and group evaluation sessions. PGCE students and teachers in the UK accessed the work in progress and shared material with targeted groups of pupils through website/email.Activity Duration - Environmental Installations. ICT development and location/siting of the work in public spaces.10 days. Critical/Contextual References - Personal collections/memorabilia. Artists work, particularly public art in Portugal and Brazil. Issues related to contemporary practice - Irony, pastiche, metaphor (Concepts of Postmodernism).
Portugal Datafile 0068-Project Notes
Socrates Project – International and Intensive Programme - objective to extend cultural understanding through art and art education - Project title -‘A Voyage of Discovery: Sharing Identity’ - participants from Brazil,England,Finland,Holland and Portugal. Materials - Mixed media ie. three-dimensional materials and digital media - Objective to produce experimental pieces of site specific work based on personal responses to historic buildings in Beja (Location) Students will work together in teams, sharing ideas and techniques - to produced art works that reflects each of the cultures and our personal identities. Students to work in large groups (4 groups of 9) with an even representation of each culture - Visits to record cultural local features / to collect useful information, specifically digital images, as an additional stimulus for ideas.