Inmate art, identify and resistance: mapping the carceral experience

Leading researcher: Daniel Maciel
Research group: Governance, Policies and Livelihoods
Type of project: Doctoral research
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Art | Prison | Creativity | Resistance | Power


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: n.a.
Reference: n.a.
Starting date: 01-09-10

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Abstract

An investigation on art and identity at the Coimbra’s Prison Establishment is advanced in this text. Drawing from the work of Goffman and Foucault, it presents a sketch of the prison nature as an institution, considering its functioning and historicity. Next, it looks for a contemporary portrait on the context of such an institution in society. From there it reflects around artistic expression in prison, in order to formulate different conceptions that will allow the theoretic framing of the proposed investigation. It ends on a work proposal, based on the themes’ proven pertinence and on different questions that may be asked right now, namely about different forms of creative resistance and its possible relation with the inmate’s positioning towards the institution, other inmates and his own identity construct.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub102*Manuela Ivone CunhaSupervisorproj84*Inmate art, identify and resistance: mapping the carceral experienceDoctoral researchOngoing
pub114*Maria Cardeira da SilvaSupervisorproj84*Inmate art, identify and resistance: mapping the carceral experienceDoctoral researchOngoing
pub317*Daniel MacielResearcherproj84*Inmate art, identify and resistance: mapping the carceral experienceDoctoral researchOngoing
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