Karolline Pacheco Santos

Biographical note

I am a PhD student in Museology by the UNESCO Chair in Education, Citizenship and Cultural Diversity at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon. I have a Master’s degree in History, with emphasis in Politics, Institutions and Power Relation a focus on contemporary Latin American political history, labour movements and political discourses, concluded at the University of Brasilia. I have a bachelor’s degree and a licentiate in History, both from the University of Brasília. I have also a huge experience teaching History for basic education in the public school system of the Federal District with performance in museums.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Sociomuseology
  • Social Museology
  • Social Sciences
  • Community museological processes

PhD project

Living Museum of Candanga Memory and the House of Living Memory of Ceilândia
Clóvis Carvalho Britto

The present thesis aims to investigate two museological processes in Distrito Federal of Brazil (DF), regarding the memory of the workers who built the capital Brasília: the so-called Candangos. For this analysis, I present the Living Museum of Memória Candanga and the House of Living Memory of Ceilândia as museological processes dissonant from the celebrative and personalist memory of the region projected by the official discourse and whose trajectories inform us about potentialities, limits, and challenges of active Museologies in the consolidation of new repertoires of memories. In theoretical dialogue from Sociomuseology, I pursue the understanding of the the creative power and political resistance that mobilized new museum imaginations in the DF at the end of the 20th century, conditioned by paradigmatic changes in the field of Museologies, to understand the importance and the challenges of community practices in making visible the memories exiled from the heritage context and the social memory of the region.