Issues and concerns of the space lived in contemporary times

I would like to follow some of the – multiform, resistant, cunning and stubborn – procedures that escape the discipline without remaining outside the field that it exercises, that might lead to a theory of daily practices, from alive spaces and the disturbing familiarity of the city”(DE CERTEAU, 1994:175)

This webpage results from the collective action of Grupo Museu/Patrimônio GMP FAU USP, performed by the desire of sharing and exchanging kwnoledge and experiences with researchers, also as a social and cultural activity. Created in 1991, GMP FAU USP was initially based on teaching and researching issues concerned with examining the reception (Hans Robert Jauss) and the dissemination of the modern, both in museums and public spaces (Henri Lefebvre). Since its formation, it brings together members on different academic degrees, who carry out their own research. Classic authors are renewed with significant analysis for each time and context studied including local, regional, national and international ones. It does not mean to instrument concepts for studies, on the contrary, certain ideas broaden horizons, sometimes with amplitude, seeming nothing related directly to the research field, afterwards related as the research matures.

GMP FAU USP is also certified by financial agency CNPq, with open access to those interested in collaborating and dialoguing. We prefer to deepen studies on the interrelationship based on positions, to quote past versus present, mundialization versus globalization (Renato Ortiz), memory versus forgetfulness, mention versus prohibited, mobility versus isolation, tear versus unity, among others. The choice of a given material culture as a patrimony, on the other hand, comes from bibliography, which, in large part, aims to situate identity, historical and relational values, typical of what has been defined as a place (Marc Augé). The museum theme, including the city as such, in this line of action aims to inquire about the material solutions adopted and issues concerning the transformation of collections into culture for determined groups and places.

The research group GMP realizes systematic meetings throughout the year, seminars are held to deepen different texts by the same author; individual workshops about the academic career; technical visits aims to analyze public works; museography and expography; as exhibition of works by external and internal researchers; individual and joint assistance with participants at a similar stage. The participation is priority focused on individual commitment, aiming efforts to formulate hypotheses, novelty, university ethics in public treatment, criticism, enjoyment artworks for each study and theoretical thoughts on a daily environment exchange with others.

Issues related to concepts are deepened, as time, space, cartographies, devices (Walter Benjamin), desecration (Giorgio Agamben); Latin America and decolonization (Octavio Paz) image, time and space (Georges Didi-Huberman)displacements, representations, multiculturalism and criticism of the transposition of cultural models (Milton Santos, Stuart Hall); appropriations and practices (Roger Chartier), in dialogue with classics authors that preceded these questions. It wishes to gather different fields of knowledge to cover a broad range of areas, thinking and acting, with a focus on proposing debates about this time. GMP FAU USP comprises investigations on:Time, house-museum and city; Contemporary curatorship; Space, museums, intersections; Representation, image and culture; Innovate and renew in public art; In the thickness of the plane; Dominant and overlooked representation; Transparency, translucency and opacity in contemporary art; Time in architectural images; Material culture and authenticity; Intra museums: access granted.


De Certeau, M. The practice of everyday life. Translation Steven Rendall. Berkeley:University of Califórina Press. 1984.

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