"Representation" was the theme chosen for the fourth edition of the program "Mateus DOC".
The "Mateus DOC" program aims to bring together a small group of 10 to 12 researchers who are willing to discuss topics common to this topic during a weekend at Casa de Mateus, converging perspectives and points of view from different areas.
To download the PDF file of the Mateus DOC book, click on the following link: Mateus DOC IV
The seminar for the fourth edition of the Mateus DOC program took place between 9 and 11 November at Casa de Mateus. After a two-step selection process that began with a call for submissions of articles to be presented, Mateus DOC met in Mateus a group of researchers, doctoral candidates and post-docs from various disciplines and areas of knowledge:
Ana Fouto (Law), Anabela de Oliveira (Literature), Antoni Jesus Aguiló (Philosophy), David Castaño (History), Guilherme Marques-Pedro (Political Teory), João Cabeleira (Architecture), João Neves (Biochemistry), Marina Rocha (Literature) and Pedro Magalhães (Political Science).
This group participated in the debates around the theme "Representation", discussing together and with other special guests several dimensions and approaches of the concept. Participated in this seminar:
Manuel Aires Mateus, Dava Newman, Fernando Mora Ramos, Guillermo Trotti, Manuela Martins, Pedro Bacelar, António M. Cunha, Jorge Vasconcelos, Gonçalo Almeida Ribeiro, Mathieu Richard, and Teresa Albuquerque.
The discussions were structured around the following themes elaborated from the selected proposals:
›Spaces and tensions of representation
"Espaços de representação do espaço: o engano do olhar e a transformação do concreto". by João Cabeleira
"A crise como forma de ordem" by Guilherme Marques Pedro
›Representation and Democracy
"Sobre a natureza tensional e constitutiva da representação política – e suas implicações para o pensamento democrático". by Pedro T. Magalhães.
"Una cartografía abismal de la democracia:Representación política y democracia de baja intensidad". by Antoni Aguiló.
"Representação, ciência e o mundo". by João Paulo Neves da Silva
"A problemática da representação musical". by Daniel Cunha
›Representation and revolution
"Da construção histórica da representação política: contributo para uma actualização problematizante do conceito". by Ana Fouto
"Representação e democracia na transição portuguesa". by David Castaño.
›Representation and Aesthetics
"Da realidade à criação, das trevas à luz: a representação da vida na ficcionalidadede «A Cidade de Ulisses»". by Marina Alexandra Carvalho da Rocha
"A representação do espaço na alquimia das artes". by Anabela Dinis Branco de Oliveira,
During the three days of the event, the discussions took place in an informal atmosphere, allowing the researchers present to re-equate and / or defend their proposals as a way of preparation for the writing of the final article.
The final articles were published in the fourth edition of the Mateus DOC books, reflecting the diversity of views and approaches that underlay the very rich debate in Mateus.