Portraitfoto Brunn Morais

Brunn Morais

Theorizing Decolonization of Knowledge. A Vernacular Approach to Re-shape Roma Families Relations within Educational Environment

In addressing Roma communities and the production of pedagogical practices developed in Portugal, I intend to conceptualize the relation of Roma children and families within the educational system. Through this conceptualization, I propose sets of methodological practices called here as Decolonization of Knowledge which respect Roma needs, perspectives and narratives, seeking to circumvent possible stigmas associated with Roma realities in school spaces. Thus, will be articulated concepts and theoretical axes that express recognition of multiple epistemic authorities in the development of an alternative educational praxis within creative and experimental methodologies.

Research interests
  • Cultural Studies
  • Multimodal Anthropology
  • Roma Studies and Art
  • 2022 – 2022
    Young Romani Artists – Stiftung Kai Dikhas (Berlin).
  • 2020 – 2022
    Master Degree – NOVA (Portugal) – Anthropology contemporary Themes.
  • 2014 – 2018
    Bachelor degree – IUPERJ (Rio de Janeiro) –  International Relations.
  • 2008 – 2014
    Brazilian Navy – port captain of Rio de Janeiro (CPRJ).

Events with the RTG

Is contradiction eurocentric?

“Is contradiction a eurocentric concept, operational phenomenon, and instrument of power?”

Kerstin Knopf
Bhabha on enlightenment and coloniality

“Homi Bhabha says about the contradiction between the ideals of the enlightenment, claims to democracy and solidarity and simultaneous colonization and ongoing coloniality: ‘That ideological tension, visible in the history of the West as a despotic power, at the very moment of the birth of democracy and modernity, has not been adequately written in a contradictory and contrapuntal discourse of tradition.’”

Kerstin Knopf
every day

“Living in contradictions is what we experience every day. Why do we know so little about it?”

Gisela Febel

“The city is a laboratory not only of modernity, but also of contradiction.”

Julia Lossau
coherence in thought

“The imperative of non-contradiction generally produces a coherence in thought that is often at odds with social complexities.”

Yan Suarsana