Art and Community

This book aims to mirror community artistic practices which have the greatest quantitative and qualitative international significance, attempting to fill a gap in the compilation and comparison of diverse experiences that are not recorded, organised and accessible to the general public. Some of the projects on which this book focuses include theatre in the shanty towns of Rio de Janeiro or the occupied territories in Palestine; works created by the choreographer Madalena Victorino or by PELE (a Porto-based structure created in 2007) in specific contexts, such as correctional facilities or working-class neighbourhoods; and a theatre group with deaf participants.