Raquel Lima in conversation with the artists of the Alkantara Festival
In September and October 2020, Raquel Lima - poet, art educator, and researcher in Postcolonial Studies - talked with the artists of the 2020 Alkantara Festival. The conversations are about the work these artists bring to the Alkantara Festival, but also about dreams, intellectual activism, and what we need in order to continue to create and share artistic experiences.
Edited by Carla Nobre Sousa e David Cabecinha Videos Jorge Jácome e Marta Translation and subtitles Carolina Matias, Joseph Owen (PT-ENG, ENG-PT) e Carina Rodrigues (FR-PT) Sign language Interpreter Sandra Faria
Raquel Lima is a doctoral candidate in Post-Colonialisms and Global Citizenship at the University of Coimbra, where she researches Orature, Slavery, and Afrodiasporic movements. She holds a BA in Arts Studies from the University of Lisbon, with a focus on the Performing Arts. She has studied and worked with various arts organisations such as Comuna - Teatro de Pesquisa, Forum Dança, rumo do fumo, Companhia de Dança de Almada, vo’arte, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, and doclisboa, among others. She was Artistic Director and Coordinator of PortugalSLAM, an international festival of poetry and performance. Her poetry has been published in several languages and performed internationally. In 2019, her book and audiobook Ingenuidade Inocência Ignorância was published by BOCA and Animal Sentimental. She also teaches workshops on the intersectionality of poetry, race and gender.