Transnational Dialogues Journal 2014 is a journal in English, Chinese and Portuguese that presents articles from philosophers, curators, policy makers and artists.
The articles can be traced back to three main strands. Utopias, Futures and Dreams [U] starts with a reflection on aesthetics and politics by Luiz Camillo Osorio, followed by a thorough overview on how this applies to the recent wave of protests in Hong Kong (Rachel Marsden). The discourse continues with memories from a visit to a garden, the utopia par excellence, by Chinese novelist Hu Fang.
Artists and Cities [C] follows with an account of the activities of Entremeios, an urban design project in Rio de Janeiro (Barbara Szaniecki and Zoy Anastassakis). From São Paulo comes the experience of Largo da Batata, which looks at public and collective making (Laura Sobral). Finally, Andressa Vianna and Chico Daviña invite us to leave our comfort zone when undertaking such transnational dialogues.
Cultural Policies [P] brings together analyses and reflections on the interaction between the governmental, the commercial, and the practitioners’ spheres in the artistic, cultural and creative sectors. Starting with a quick overview on China (Wang Dong), the section focuses on Brazil with contributions from both practitioners (Mariana Lorenzi and Jota Mombaça) and politicians (Juca Ferreira and Tatiana Richard).
The journal also features photos and artworks by Adeline de Monseignat, Andrea De Stefani, Dao Dao, FangEr & MengJin (Fake Design), Kate Thackara, Laura Engelhardt, Lin Jingjing, Luca Forcucci, MP5, Nina Gschloessl, Ronald Duarte, Tianji Zhao, Xing Xin and Zhang Kechun.
We hope you will enjoy reading the publication as much as we have enjoyed putting it together, and we warmly invite you to stay engaged with Transnational Dialogues and its future activities and publications.
Luigi Galimberti, Lorenzo Marsili & Robin Resch
Editors of Transnational Dialogues Journal 2014