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BORGES PAIVA, Simone

 

PhD student, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Station Digital Memory: new relationships between information and social memory in Contemporaneity

The relationships between information and social memory are being redefined in contemporary, depending on a number of circumstances of historical-cultural nature, as indicated by different authors and area studies. The reflection that we propose on the relationship between information and memory in contemporary aims, therefore, to think systematically the status of the links between the flow and stay in cyberculture, once it emerges and is characterized by increasing acceleration of production, circulation and receipt of information, while, by increasing difficulties with your selection, processing and settlement, vital categories of meaning processes. In this aspect, the object of this thesis is the study of the relationships between information and social memory, from the development of a Memory Station in Paraisopolis community in the city of São Paulo, formed by slum that currently houses over 80,000 residents in the Morumbi neighborhood, one of the most privileged of the city and at the same time, which is home to the second largest slum in Sao Paulo State.  

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Intergenerational Workshops: knowledge and practices of experience, cultural mediation and significance

This thesis reaffirms the importance of intergenerational exchange of experiences in the qualification of construction processes of knowledge and culture, in contemporaneity, based on the development of an educational and cultural mechanism - the Intergenerational Workshop - in an institution that assists children and youths in the community of Paraisópolis, located in the southern region of São Paulo. The research was based upon the assumptions of the collaborative methodology, where the subjects are understood and treated as creators of knowledge and culture that act in association with the researcher, building actions together around the common object of the intergenerational exchanges. By promoting the interruption in the usual daily flows of members of different age groups of the Paraisópolis community and of the PECP (Einstein Program in the Paraisópolis Community), Intergenerational Workshops promoted and allowed the emergence and the recreation of a stream of knowledge and practices that constitute, give support, confer, reconstruct identities, signs and relational and cultural practices. In other words, the meeting of the intergenerational knowledge and practices, added to the articulation of scientific, professional and experienced knowledge and doings, can be the way for the introduction of new and promising relationships between information and signification, preserving and valuing creative processes of knowledge and culture in the "information age".

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