Nelson Araújo Nelson Araújo graduated in cinema from the Escola Superior Artística do Porto (2004). He obtained a Diploma in Advanced Studies (2008) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Vigo with the defence of the thesis: Revolução antes da Revolução: A Génese de uma Identidade [The Revolution before the Revolution: The Genesis of a Portuguese Cinematic Identity]. Master in Artistic Studies (2010) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto, with the dissertation: A Arquitetura do Plano Oliveiriano [The Architecture of the Oliveiriano Plan]. Doctor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Vigo (2015) with the defence of the thesis: Intersecções Estéticas no Cinema Português nas Décadas de 60 a 80 do Século XX [Aesthetic Intersections in Portuguese Cinema from the 60s to the 80s of the 20th Century]. He has published several articles in journals dedicated to film studies, having coordinated the books: História do Cinema (Edições 70, 2021) and published the book: Cinema Português (Edições 70, 2016). He directs the program degree of Cinema and Audiovisual at the Escola Superior Artística do Porto, where he teaches the courses: History of Cinema, Audiovisual Expression, Direction and Direction of Creation Documentaries. He is a researcher at the Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo and is part of the organizing committee of the International Meeting O Cinema e as outras Artes.
Peter Freund is a Barcelona-based artist, writer and curator. He is Professor of Art at Saint Mary’s College of California (USA), where he teaches the practice and theory of art with an emphasis on conceptual and digital work. His doctoral thesis was on image-word art practices sprung from the impossibility of language. Since 2019, he has been developing the idea of artistic “retraction” in written publications (Retraction, A-Desk, Nov 2020), his curatorial work (Retracted Cinema, CCCB Xcèntric, Family Film Project), and his art practice (individual and collaborative works). www.peterfreund.art
Susana Nascimento Duarte is a professor of Film and Video at ESAD.CR/IPL, where she coordinates the Master’s degree in Arts of Sound and Image. She holds a PhD in Communication Sciences – Film and Television from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities/ NOVA University of Lisbon. She is a member of the NOVA Institute of Philosophy (FCSH/UNL), as a researcher at CineLab (Film Laboratory). She is currently a coresearcher in charge of the exploratory project Mediating the Real. Philosophy and Documentary Film, and is part of the research team of the Project Fragmentation and Reconfiguration: the experience of the city between art and philosophy. She is editor of the “Entrevistas” [“Interviews”] feature of the magazine Cinema: Revista de Filosofia e Imagem em Movimento. She has also worked as a director since 1996, having made films such as Materiais em Construção (2001), Atelier (2011) and Jardim de Infância (2022)