MELINA MERCOURI -Portrait

AN ANTI-FASCIST WOMAN WHO RECOGNIZED CULTURE AS THE ENGINE OF A COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT Melina Mercouri was a Greek actress of international fame and Minister of Culture from 1981 to 1989. During the course of her life, she was one of the most influential voices in the protest against the dictatorship of the colonels. She fought […]

Bubbles Internet

The land of the like minded: How social media bubbles drive polarisation

Introduction & short definition Social media makes up an essential part of our life. Every time we log into networks like Instagram, a whole new world opens up that is individually designed and tailored to our interests and needs. But even though we use it so frequently, many people might still be unaware of the […]

rainbow washing

TRICKED BY RAINBOW WASHING

A rainbow-coloured logo, queer-branded products, and inviting customers to be proud is what a marketing corporation looks like in June. But do these corporations really invest resources and funding in LGBTQI + associations, initiatives, and efforts? Do they employ queer people and protect their queer workers from discrimination? Are they just for profit, or do […]

cancel culture

CANCEL CULTURE: SOCIAL JUSTICE OR CENSORSHIP?

‘How do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?’ – Bell Hooks From Ancient Greece’s ostracism to the 19th-century stocks and pillory, public shaming has always been used as an instrument to assert power and […]

Return to the home we had never known- Exhibition

In the year 1946, the civil war broke out in Greece, during which, more than 300 000 people had to escape into the socialist countries of the so-called “eastern block”.12 000 sought refuge in the Czechoslovakia. Most of them were placed in the towns and villages in the north-eastern part of the country. There were […]

COVIDIUS POETICUS

To Make Love In Pandemic Times Covid hit Portugal around March 2020. Following neo-modernisttendencies of seeking to digitise artistic expression, I thought ofcreating a blog named “Fazer Amor em temposde pandemia” (To make Love in pandemic times). Or “CovidiusPoeticus”; never decided exactly which. There was one simple rule:to share original works produced in isolation, which […]

virtual influencers

Influencers who don’t really ‘exist’

“There’s no way that hot cartoons are the future of fashion advertising.” What is a virtual influencer? Simply, it’s a digital character. Virtual influencers don’t exist in reality, traditional way. Instead, they are created using computer graphics software. Created character is then given a personality and will always act on social media platforms as if […]

Vandana Shiva – Portrait

Vandana Shiva, is born in Dehradun, India in 1952 she’s well-known as a physicist and a strong advocate for the environment. She is the founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She is also one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization. Portrait […]