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Talks & publications

Selected list of upcoming talks and publications


[forthcoming Book - 2024]

Capoeira Angola: Understanding an Afro-Brazilian Art Form

Forthcoming book, to be published as part of the series "Dance in the 21st Century"  (Bloomsbury Academic - Methuen)

the book Capoeira offers a critical introduction of this Afro-Brazilian art form to performing arts students with little to no experience with the practice and/or its history and culture. Written in accessible language and supported by audio-visual resources, housed in a companion website and accessible via QR codes, this edited volume combines the primary author’s scholarship with contributing chapters by capoeira scholars and master-teachers (mestres) on specific topics. 


Flyer for CosmoAngola 2022

[upcoming talk]

CosmoAngola and practices to postpone the end of the world

Symposium connected to the project ‘Extinction: the social, ecological, political, and cultural implications of extinction from the microbial to the planetary’ at Brunel University London, March 21st, 2022. Talk in the panel "Cultural Extinction". This session is concerned with the manner in which perspectives on extinction have been addressed through culture and the arts. It is also interested in the root causes, drivers and effects of cultural extinction, such as the invisibility, slow disappearance, and/or loss of certain languages, cultures, and artforms as a result of colonialism, capitalism, and neo-feudalism".  

link to event page

 Above: online event 'Laboratory of poetic emergence' with and by Dandara Suburbana and Paola Marugan (2021)

[ongoing series]

Queer Feminist Currents


Queer Feminist Currents is a Technē Conflux, and a two year collaboration amongst researchers at University of Roehampton and Royal Holloway, University of London (2021-2023). A series of research events are designed to provide a framework for interrogating key points of convergence and tension in contemporary queer, intersectional feminist and gender studies, decolonial critique, as well as theory and practice as interrelated. 

Past events:

  • ‘Queer Futurity’ study day with invited speaker Jack Halberstam, 17 February 2021.

  • ‘Feminismos Antipatriarcales and Poetic Disobedience’ with invited guests Lukas Avendaño, Bertha Diaz, Paola Maruganand Dandara Suburbana, 9 & 10 June 2021.

  • ‘Afriquia: Activist Politics and Performance’ with Lynette Goddard, Mojisola Adebayo, Topher Campbell, and zethu Matebeni, 9 December 2021. 

  • ‘Roma Feminist & Queer Perspectives: Performance, Scholarship, Activism’ with invited guests Mihaela Drăgan, Lucie Fremlova, and Angela Kóczé, 24 & 25 February 2022. 

Link to series website

[article under review]

Movements of Sustainability, Solidarity, and Emancipation: Ethnographic Reflections on the Decolonial Interweaving of CosmoAngola at Kilombo Tenondé

Permaculture workshop at CosmoAngola


CosmoAngola was born at the crossroads of the anti-colonial debate, revitalising the Afro-Pindorama and quilombola vision between Mestres Cobra Mansa and Nêgo Bispo, leader and militant activist of the quilombola social movement.

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[recent article]

Sketching out the recognition of capoeira as an Intangible Cultural Heritage: a study of Carybé’s drawings in the book “Jogo da Capoeira” (1951)


Written by Rosa, Cristina; Pasqua, Livia & Botelho, Marcos

ink on paper by Carybé (circa 1967)

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