1 de Novembro

Festival of the Arts for Brazil and Ecuador
1 November 2012 | 6.30am – 10pm
Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1 5DL
A dynamic mix of music, art, food and fashion from Brazil and Ecuador. A united social vision of two designers, milliners, the Brazil-ian Cristina Carneiro de Mendonca and the Ecuadorian Maria Cuji is the driving force of this Fund Raising Event. Ephemeral Brazil and Free Blessed have joined countries and resources in their efforts to support young people in conflict with the law by turning their lives around through Fashion and The Arts. Concert by virtuoso cellist Emily Burridge and Percussionist Felix Gibbons, inspired by the Amazonian rainforest. Ethical Fashion Show to include dresses by Acao Communitaria do Brasil, stunning accessories by Talentos Do Brasil and designer hats by Maria Cuji in Panama straw. Caipivodka, wine and canapés.

2 de Novembro

Underground Sociabilities: Identity, culture and resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas.
2 November 2012 | 10am – 6pm (registration starts at 9am)
The Shaw Library at the London School of Economics, Old Building, 6th Floor, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
The London School of Economics and Political Science, in Research Partnership with UNESCO-Brasilia office, Institute Itaú Cultural and Itaú Cultural Foundation invite you to participate in a one-day seminar on Underground Sociabilities: Identity, culture and resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. The event is free but places are limited and registration is required.

9 de Novembro

A TALE OF THREE CITIES: A Conference on Contemporary Brazilian Fashion in England
9 – 10 November 2012
RHS Space, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ
We are proud to host the first ever conference to look at contemporary Brazilian fashion in England, and in the context of globalisation. We aim to create new dialogues between fashion producers and researchers in Brazil and in England, and to encourage interest in the study of Brazilian fashion. We will address researchers and students of fashion from English universities and from within the media. This event will bring speakers from Brazil – both practitioners and academics – as well as from London and Paris. The conference will be held at the London College of Fashion on the 9th and 10th November 2012. ORGANISERS: Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva (University of Surrey), Maria Claudia Bonadio (Senac, Fapesp), Pamela Church Gibson (London College of Fashion).

10 de Novembro

5° Congresso ABEP-UK:Internacionalização da Ciência, Tecnologia e Conhecimento no Brasil Contemporâneo: Avanços e Desafios.

Esta será a quinta conferência realizada pela ABEP-UK ao longo de seus 32 anos e constitui uma excelente oportunidade para networking e debate acadêmico sobre os vários aspectos da vida do pesquisador brasileiro de todas as áreas do conhecimento no Reino Unido. O congresso deste ano será realizado no Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge no dia 10 de novembro de 2012, das 9 às 18h.

Informações e inscrições: http://abep2012.eventbrite.co.uk/

12 de Novembro

An evening with Granta and the King’s Brazil Institute
On 8 November, the best-selling Portuguese language edition of The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists will be published in English by Granta magazine. This issue opens a window on the dream-life of a country whose contemporary literature is mostly invisible to us, mainly due to lack of translated works. Join Granta Best Young Brazilian Novelists Michel Laub and Tatiana Salem Levy, translator Stefan Tobler, and Granta deputy editor Ellah Allfrey for readings and conversation about the next generation of Brazilian literature and its debut in the English-speaking world.

DATE: Monday 12 November

TIME: 18:30h


The Pyramid Rom, 4th floor King’s Building, Strand Campus, London, WC2R 2LS


King’s Brazil Institute,King’s College London

Room 2.22, Norfolk Building, Strand,London, WC2R 2LS

Tel: +44(0)20 7848 2542


13 de Novembro

Seminar Series 2012-13 – ” ‘Brazil, Laboratory of Civilization’: the Importance of Rüdiger Bilden”, Prof Maria Lúcia Pallares Burke University of Cambridge

Time: 18:30-20:30 Venue: K6.63 (6th floor, King’s Building)

For its 2012/13 Seminar Series, the King’s Brazil Institute has invited a range of speakers to talk about a number of Brazil-related subjects. Anyone wishing to attend can just turn up – there’s no need to book in advance unless othwise stated – but as space is limited it’s a good idea to arrive early.Unless otherwise stated, all seminars will take place at the Strand Campus, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.The format is a talk followed by a Q&A and wine.

17 de Novembro

Conference: Mira Schendel

16 – 17 November 2012 | 10.30am-5.30pm

26 September 2013 – 19 January 2014

Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

This conference will address the complex relationship of Schendelss thought to her visual production, focusing on the connections between her painterly practice, her graphic and sculptural works and her dialogues with a diverse range of philosophers, thinkers, artists and critics. Speakers include: Michael Asbury, Tanya Barson, Paulo Herkenhoff, Briony Fer, Taisa Palhares, Luis Perez Oramas, Geraldo de Souza Dias and Isobel Whitelegg. This conference is being held in anticipation of the exhibition Mira Schendel, the first major international retrospective of her work, planned for Tate Modern in 2013 and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in 2014. The conference is organised in collaboration with TrAIN, the Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, University of the Arts, London and is supported by the World Collec-tions Programme.