The exhibition The Spectral Forest presents newly commissioned and existing works by eight international contemporary artists. Departing from the history of deforestation and afforestation, and displacement and resettlement, on the Curonian Spit, as well as the significance of the sacred groves in the Baltic region, the exhibition is conceived as a promenade through an enchanted forest. The exhibition is curated by Rado Ištok.Conversations From Calais aims to re-humanise those affected by the refugee crisis by using public space to share conversations volunteers have had with migrants met in Calais. It is a way of bearing witness for the thousands of displaced people stuck in Calais and trying to reach the UK, whose voices are so often silenced or ignored.A series of intimate explorative encounters that aim to uncover insights on the corporeal, digital and philosophical disjunctures created by COVID-19.
A note on the amendment of the workshop: This workshop has been changed from Undefined Dialogues upon the request of Nithya Iyer. It is a reflexive response to the urgent questions posed by COVID-19 and the nature of its impacts upon the daily lives of people in Lisbon and across the world, both in the present and to the foreseeable future. "Notes from Atopia" is an acknowledgement of the immensity - existentially, corporeally, societally and philosophically - of the changes brought on by COVID-19. It acts as one part of a larger body of research undertaken by Nithya Iyer.The French festival "Images de Migrations; des films et des chercheurs" will take place in October in Aubervilliers, Bagnolet, Calais, Clermont-Ferrand, Marseille, Paris and Romainville. It is promoted by l’Institut Convergences Migrations – CNRS.The Católica Research Centre for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing of Universidade Católica Portuguesa and the Centro de Investigação, Desenvolvimento e Inovação da Academia Militar joined again to hold the 2nd Iberian Congress on Resilience and Well-being."Talk Tower for Forough Farrokhzad" (2020) was designed for broadcasting poetry, as a homage to the Iranian poet and filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad (1934-1967). The work combines Ângela Ferreira’s concerns with the material consequences of modernism and how those forms evolve and change as they travel through the world. "Talk Tower for Forough Farrokhzad" is a work produced in the frame of the 4Cs Lisbon Mediation Lab.