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UCCI and the Iberoamerican capitals of Culture

UCCI has chosen Lisbon to be Ibero-american Capital of Culture in 2017.

The UCCI, or the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities is an international organisation, municipal in character and non-profit making.Its main aims are to foster relations between the capital cities in Ibero-America and ensure harmonious and balanced development between them, based always on solidarity and cooperation. 

The proposal presented by Lisbon at the meeting of the Cultural Sector Committee in Guatemala, in November 2015, was unanimously approved and formally ratified in June 2016, in La Paz (Bolivia). This will be the second time that Lisbon takes on the role, the first being in 1994, when it was also European Capital of Culture.

UCCI members: Andorra-la-Vella (Andorra), Assunción (Paraguay), Barcelona, Cádiz and Madrid (Spain), Bogota (Colombia), Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Caracas (Venezuela), Guatemala City (Guatemala), Havana (Cuba), La Paz and Sucre (Bolivia), Lima (Peru), Lisbon (Portugal), Managua (Nicaragua), Mexico City (Mexico), Montevideo (Uruguay), Panama City (Panama), Quito (Ecuador), San José (Costa Rica), San Juan (Porto Rico), San Salvador (San Salvador), Santiago (Chile), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and Tegucigalpa (Honduras).

Ibero-American Capital of Culture in 2016: Andorra

Ibero-American Capital of Culture in 2018: La Paz (Bolivia)

Ibero-American Capital of Culture in 2019: Panama (Panama)

 

The city of Lisbon was elected by the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities to be the 2017 Capital of Culture of this world so diversified in terms of geography, climate, citizens, languages, economies, traditions, cultural practices, artistic languages, imagery, cultural legacies, creators and that, in the cities as a whole, brings together over 120 million people from the Iberian Peninsula, Central and South America, Mexico and the countries that have received their diasporas.

Lisbon, and its internationally recognized characteristics of hospitality and light, will be even more of a meeting place, a platform for conviviality and multiple forms of expression as well as many other forms of reception. However, and as announced by the Past and Present that comes before Lisbon, Ibero-American Capital of Culture in 2017, it will not simply be a place of arrivals and departures.

In Lisbon there will be traces, routes and testimonies of the past, not always grand and not always heroic. The narratives of the passages and the presence of Afro-descendants transported to the Americas will be shown through the objects, words and place names that they left behind. The same will be done for the presence of Latin American migrants on both sides of the Atlantic, in transit according to the greater or lesser adversity they encountered on either side of the ocean. Through numerous activities, the lives, expectations and, of course, the disappointments of those who passed through, stopped, or settled here will be recovered. In Lisbon, the story of what was the invention of Paradise will be told: the American Countries of the Future, their utopias and dystopias.

As for the Present, there will be exhibitions, concerts, talks and cinema from cities that are often thousands of kilometres apart, with citizens speaking Portuguese and Spanish - as languages of the community – but also using other maternal or adopted languages, with pronunciation as widely different as that of Galician and Guarani.

We shall be enjoying the festivities together, in the Present, with creativity and critical reflection, but not always with consensus, of course.

The Past and Present Lisbon, Ibero-American Capital of Culture, 2017 involves over forty venues, some of which are dependent on the City Council and the Ministry of Culture, and others belonging to different cultural organizations that responded enthusiastically to the City Council’s proposal that they produced their own projects in terms of the Lisbon Programmatic Charter.

The programme will include over 150 activities involving hundreds of artists, producers, teachers and publicists in order to build, together with the people of Lisbon, the Cultural City.

AICEP

ATL – ASSOCIAÇÃO DE TURISMO DE LISBOA

FUNDAÇÃO MILLENNIUM BCP

IBERIA

MINISTÉRIO DA CULTURA

PÚBLICO

RTP

TAP

TURISMO DE PORTUGAL

 

EMBAIXADA DA ARGENTINA

EMBAIXADA DE ESPANHA

EMBAIXADA DO CHILE

EMBAIXADA DO MÉXICO

EMBAIXADA DO PANAMÁ

EMBAIXADA DE PORTUGAL EM ESPANHA

EMBAIXADA DE PORTUGAL NA COLÔMBIA

EMBAIXADA DE PORTUGAL NO BRASIL

EMBAIXADA DE PORTUGAL NO URUGUAI

CONSULADO DE PORTUGAL EM SÃO PAULO

 

MAR – MUSEU DE ARTE DO RIO

PESTANA PALACE – BUENOS AIRES

ARQUIVO MUNICIPAL – ARQUIVO FOTOGRÁFICO

ATELIER-MUSEU JÚLIO POMAR

BLX – BIBLIOTECAS MUNICIPAIS DE LISBOA

CASA FERNANDO PESSOA

CASTELO DE SÃO JORGE

CINEMA SÃO JORGE

EGEAC

GALERIAS MUNICIPAIS

GAU – GALERIA DE ARTE URBANA

GEO – GABINETE DE ESTUDOS OLISSIPONENSES

MARIA MATOS TEATRO MUNICIPAL

MUDE – MUSEU DO DESIGN E DA MODA

MUSEU DA MARIONETA

MUSEU DE LISBOA

MUSEU DO ALJUBE

MUSEU DO FADO

PADRÃO DOS DESCOBRIMENTOS

POLO CULTURAL – GAIVOTAS BOAVISTA

SÃO LUIZ TEATRO MUNICIPAL

 

 

CARPINTARIAS DE SÃO LÁZARO

CASA DA AMÉRICA LATINA

COMPANHIA NACIONAL DE BAILADO

CTT

GALERIA MILLENNIUM BCP

LISBOA À PROVA

MAAT

MUSEU ARPAD SZÈNES VIEIRA DA SILVA

MUSEU NACIONAL DE ETNOLOGIA

Público

RTP

 

 

Academia Militar (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Arquivo Histórico Militar (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Biblioteca da Academia das Ciências (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Biblioteca da Marinha (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Casa-Museu Anastácio Gonçalves (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Santa Casa da Misericórdia/Arquivo/Museu de S. Roque (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Bordalo Pinheiro (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Coleção Berardo (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu da Farmácia (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu da Marinha (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu das Comunicações (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu de Artes Decorativas Portuguesas (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Militar (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Nacional da Musica (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Nacional do Azulejo (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Nacional do Teatro e da Dança (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Nacional do Traje (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Museu Nacional dos Coches (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Palácio Nacional da Ajuda  (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa (Testemunhos da Escravatura)

 

 

ALKANTARA FESTIVAL (plateia atlântica)

CCB – CENTRO CULTURAL DE BELÉM (Plateia Atlântica)

CULTURGEST (Plateia Atlântica)

GALERIA ZÉ DOS BOIS (Plateia Atlântica)

TEATRO DA TRINDADE / INATEL (Plateia Atlântica)

Adriana Fernandes

Augusto Fragoso

Avelina Crespo

Carlos Gradim, Hannah Drummond e Hugo Barreto (MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio)

Cristina Serôdio

Dália Paulo

Duarte Calvão (Peixe em Lisboa)

Fabiano Kueva

Fernando Belo (Lisboa à Prova)

Fernando Nogueira e Fátima Dias (Fundação Millennium BCP)

João Ribeiro de Almeida

Joaquim Brito

José Manuel Cuevas

Kenia Liranzo

Lourenço Egreja e Maria João Soares (Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa)

Luísa Nora

Maria Fernandes Geraldes

Maria João Machado

Maria João Naughton

Marina Bairrão Ruivo (Fundação Arpad Szènes Vieira da Silva)

Martin Cracium

Mauro Saraiva

Mónica BrazTeixeira

Nerina Carmona

Patricia Jacquelyn Balbuena Palacios

Paulo Lourenço

Pedro Niemeyer

Pilar e Pablo (Quito)

Rita Jardim

Sandro Resende

Susana Matos Viegas

Vítor Brotas

Passado e Presente – Lisboa, Capital Ibero-americana de Cultura 2017

Na initiative by UCCI aand CÂMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA (DIREÇÃO MUNICIPAL DE CULTURA E EGEAC)

Mayor Fernando Medina

Councillor for Culture Catarina Vaz Pinto

Municipal Director for Culture Manuel Veiga

EGEAC's administration board Joana Gomes Cardoso e Lucinda Lopes

Programme general coordinator António Pinto Ribeiro

 

Translations

Mick Greer and Graça Margarido (ENG) Alberto Piris Guerra (CAS)

Text revision

Divisão de Promoção e Comunicação Cultural

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