Roots of Resilience Report

A participatory approach to mapping, measuring and mobilising cultural heritage in Brazil’s Iron Quadrangle.

The Roots of Resilience project looked at and strengthen the mechanisms through which cultural heritage organisations can foster resilience in communities of the Quadrilatero Ferrifero (Iron Quadrangle) region in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The project’s premise was to propose a participatory and co-creative research approach by working with cultural organisations and empowering them to conduct research independently and with their communities: Associaçao Cultural Clube Osquindô, Casa Quilombê, Banda Sao Sebastiao Musical Corporation, the Carlos Drummond de Andrade Cultural Foundation and Atras do Pano Theatre Group.

The research was conducted by Paul Heritage as Principal Investigator and Leandro Valiati from University of Manchester as Co-Investigator.

Coordinated by People’s Palace Projects (PPP) and conceived in partnership with Inhotim Institute, the project has been funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) via the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Please read the Roots of Resilience Report English

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Published in December 2022.