What does mediation mean/do for/in visual and culture studies? This is the question that we asked ourselves throughout the 4Cs, more particularly over the mediation labs and the workshops. In this handbook, we have gathered essays from curators and thinkers as well as the materials produced during the mediation activities of the 4Cs. Composed as much of theories as of practical examples, the handbook aims to provide a critical reflection on the transforming potential of mediation.


The 4Cs Handbook is available here.


Design: vivóeusébio
Editors: Luísa Santos; Maria Eduarda Duarte


Texts: Ana Teixeira Pinto; Eva Barois de Caevel; Federico Rudari; Luísa Santos; Koyo Kouoh and Marie-Hélène Pereira; Nav Haq and Yemisi Aribisala
Case studies: An Oceanic Feeling, Jul. – Sep. 2017, Fundació Antoni Tàpies; Cultivating Conviviality, Nov. 2017 – Feb. 2018, ENSAD; The Baltic Sea: A Liquid Memorial, Sep. 2018, VAA and Nida Art Colony; This Is No Longer That Place: A Public Discussion, Mar. 2019, Royal College of Art, The Showroom, and Tate Britain; Dwelling on the Threshold, October 2019, VAA and Nida Art Colony; Notes from Atopia, October 2020, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Appleton Associação Cultural; The Silent University, Language Café, Sep. 2017 – Sep. 2018, Tensta Konsthall; “Penya” Tosquelles, Jan. – Apr. 2018, Fundació Antoni Tàpies; Celebrating crafts for social change, Oct. 2018 – May 2019, ENSAD; Portions of Share, March 2019, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, FOCO, Galeria Balcony, and Galeria Belo-Galsterer; Da condição de pessoa livre - Vasco Araújo, Jun. – Jul. 2019, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and MAAT; What’s on the news?, Sep. – Nov. 2019, Museet for Samtidskunst; Talk Tower for Forough Farrokhzad, Ângela Ferreira, October 2020, Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Appleton Associação Cultural