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Memory places of the military dictatorship in São Paulo's metropolis

Grant number: 13/21898-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Simone Scifoni
Grantee:Anaclara Volpi Antonini
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/09244-5 - Dialogue with places of memory military dictatorship in Argentina: looking for theoretical foundation and memorialization experiences, BE.EP.MS


The military dictatorship in Brazil (1964-1985) has left - beyond many disappearances, deaths and silences - marks in the city. Former detention centers, mass graves, unions, theaters, among others, can be conceived as places that record memories of a violent past. The research proposed here aims at searching for such spatial marks that convey not signs of wealth or the glory of Sao Paulo, but instead a historical period of serious violations of human rights. Such spatial marks end up vanishing in the production of urban space and often times they are deprived of their historical content when they are renovated. Due to the changes in the metropolis and the widespread erasure of its spatial references, it is difficult to identify and reconstruct certain memories. Our study will focus on investigating and reflecting on such spaces of struggle, resistance and repression. (AU)

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ANTONINI, Anaclara Volpi. Military dictatorship memory places in São Paulo and tributes to the worker Santo Dias da Silva. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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