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ARTCITIZENSHIP - Youth and the arts of citizenship: creative practices, participatory culture and activism



Abstract: The main theme of this project is the civic and political participation of youth in contemporary Portugal. We intend to respond to the diagnosis, persistently reiterated in the literature, pointing to the lack of political participation of young people. The project thus proposes an innovative approach that turns the attention towards less visible dimensions of participation, exploring what we call the "Arts of Citizenship". We are interested in investigating non-institutional territories of citizenship construction and participation in the public sphere, which rely on diverse creative dynamics, in order to unfold the political agency that remains often invisible and unaddressed beneath the creative agency in the youth.

Reference: PTDC/SOC-SOC/28655/2017

Scientific area: Sociology and Anthropology

End beneficiaries/target population: Young artists and activists

Timeline: June 2018 - February 2021

Team Members
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CICS.NOVA - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (UNL) (Proponente)
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Instituto de Sociologia da Universidade do Porto (IS-UP)
Entidade de Financiamento
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
Global Amount:
193000.00 €
Start Year


Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto, Portugal

Phone: +351 226 077 132


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Ref. UIDP/00727/2020

Ref. UIDB/00727/2020