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Paulo Freire Annual Lecture

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries recently conducted a cycle of talks celebrating the birth centennial of the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire.

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Paulo Freire Annual Lecture 2022

About this event

The Institute for Media and Creative Industries (IMCI) at Loughborough University London is delighted to announce the launch of the Paulo Freire Annual Lecture to be inaugurated next September 21st by Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos.

These Lectures will be delivered every year by an esteemed social scientist or activist who carries ideas and practices that resonate with Freire’s legacy. Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). He has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum, in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Romanian and Polish.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Director of the Center for Social Studies (CES). He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University.

Sousa Santos’ lecture will be preceded by a short message from Nita Freire, widow of Paulo Freire.

About the annual Paulo Freire Lecture series:

The Paulo Freire Annual Lecture will take place each year in September to coincide with Freire’s birthday. They follow a trajectory of events and publications organized by the IMCI since 2019 and intensified during the celebrations of Freire’s birth centennial in 2021.

Paulo Freire was one of the leading social scientists of the 20th century. Known mostly for his influence in the world of education, his works, written between the 1950s and until his death in 1997, appealed far broader. His humanist approach to life, his philosophy of change and commitment to social justice, and his profound engagement with social practice and action made his widely popular across the social sciences and amongst social movements.

The IMCI is particularly interested in exploring the role of Freire’s ideas in the present and future of social science and of social change-oriented movements and citizen driven initiatives. We continue to conduct research that is heavily informed by Freire and we actively engage with practitioners and academic colleagues from across the globe in investigating how Freire’s ideas transform into the 21st Century and into the digital age.

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Publications

The Paulo Freire Annual Lecture will take place each year in September to coincide with Freire’s birthday. They follow a trajectory of events and publications organized by the IMCI since 2019 and intensified during the celebrations of Freire’s birth centennial in 2021.

Paulo Freire was one of the leading social scientists of the 20th century. Known mostly for his influence in the world of education, his works, written between the 1950s and until his death in 1997, appealed far broader. His humanist approach to life, his philosophy of change and commitment to social justice, and his profound engagement with social practice and action made his widely popular across the social sciences and amongst social movements.

The IMCI is particularly interested in exploring the role of Freire’s ideas in the present and future of social science and of social change-oriented movements and citizen driven initiatives. We continue to conduct research that is heavily informed by Freire and we actively engage with practitioners and academic colleagues from across the globe in investigating how Freire’s ideas transform into the 21st Century and into the digital age.

List of works published as outcomes from Loughborough University’s Freire-related activities:

In Portuguese and English:
Citelli, A.; Suzina, A.C. & Tufte, T. Dossier Paulo Freire, 100 anos. Revista Matrizes, v.15, n. 3 (octubre / diciembre de 2021): https://www.revistas.usp.br/matrizes

In English:
Suzina, A.C. & Tufte, T. (2022). Freire and the Perseverance of Hope. Exploring Communication and Social Change. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/freire-and-the-perseverance-of-hope-exploring-communication-and-social-change/

Suzina, A.C.; Tufte, T. & Jimenez-Martinez, C. Special Issue 2020: Freire’s vision of development and social change – past experiences, present challenges and perspectives for the future. International Communication Gazette, 82: 5, August: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/gazb/82/5

In Spanish and English:
Tufte, T; Jimenez-Martínez, C. & Suzina, A.C. Special Issue 2020: The legacy of Paulo Freire. Roles and challenges of Social Movements. Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital, 9(2): https://revistas.uca.es/index.php/cayp/issue/view/432https://revistas.uca.es/index.php/cayp/issue/view/432

In Spanish and Portuguese:
Revista Punto de Encuentro: Edición Conmemorativa del Centenario de Paulo Freire: https://signisalc.org/producto/encuentros-paulofreire-comunicacion/

In Portuguese:
Suzina, A.C., Tufte, T. & Jiménez-Martínez, C. (2020). Qual a mensagem de Paulo Freire para os días atuais?: diálogos sobre a relevância do pensamento de Freire para entender o Brasil hoje. Revista Internacional de Comunicación y Desarrollo, 11, 11-18: https://revistas.usc.gal/index.php/ricd/article/view/6543

Suzina, A.C. (2022). Relevância do pensamento de Paulo Freire para entender o Brasil hoje: entre a crítica e a esperança. In Motta, Elizangela A.P., Alvarenga, Ricardo, Lima, Karolinne S. and Santos, Wendel V.F. Emaranhado de conhecimento: 100 anos de nascimento de Paulo Freire. São Luis, MA: Editora Pascal, p.24-34. https://editorapascal.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/EMARANHADO-DE-CONHECIMENTO.pdf

In French:
Suzina, A.C. (2021). Paulo Freire: La voie/voix collective de l’émancipation. Revue Démocratie. MOC: August 2021. http://www.revue-democratie.be/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1509:paulo-freire-la-voie-voix-collective-de-l-emancipation&catid=15&Itemid=148

Special Issues:

The special issue of the journal Commons in English and Spanish in December 2020 (Vol. 9 Núm. 2 (2020): El legado de Paulo Freire en el desarrollo de la sociedad civil | Commons. Revista de Comunicación y Ciudadanía Digital (uca.es)), conducted in collaboration with Victor Mari from the University of Cadiz and editor of the journal.

The special issue of the journal International Communication Gazette (International Communication Gazette - Volume 82, Number 5, Aug 01, 2020 (sagepub.com))

The special issue of Matrizes, one of Brazil’s leading journals of communication: v. 15 n. 3 (2021): Paulo Freire, 100 anos | MATRIZes (USP.br)