This Blog aims to build an online network of social active capoeiras collaborating on issues of education, social inclusion, intercultural learning, and Capoeira philosophy. It is also an attempt to gather collaborators to co-edit an online Journal open to submissions on the above mentioned matters.
The 4CapoeiraThoughts Blog is a not-for-profit initiative, set as part of the data collection for my PhD programme at the Centre for Public Culture and Ideas at Griffith University (Australia). My research topic is “Capoeira and Social Inclusion in non-Brazilian Multicultural Centres”.
My overall aim with this initiative is to discuss the worldwide spreading of Capoeira; the global forces acting upon it; how practitioners are locally responding to these forces; and the art’s purpose as a potential educative and inclusive cultural practice. In addition, the Blog aims to give voice to the concerns of non-Brazilian practitioners about both their role in the spreading of Capoeira, and their role as artists within their local communities.
The 4CapoeiraThoughts is a space to learn and share more about Capoeira and its social inclusive and educative potentialities, to non-Brazilians practitioners discuss their concerns, and their endeavours within their communities.
Please, check the Blog and share your thoughts, critics and comments. Sharing and discussing our ideas is the best way to learn more about Capoeira, and its social meaning. About how do we relate with, and within, the Art.
I would also appreciate if you could spread the news about my research to other capoeiras, related blogs and websites.