Amanda Da Silva
Amanda C. Da Silva is a Phd candidate in political and social sciences at the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liege. She holds a Master degree in International Migrations by the ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon); and a Master degree in International Relations by UNIVALI (Brazil). Since 2012, she has been conducting research on the construction of camps and places of migrants' exclusion in EU. She works on migration, mobility and solidarity in France and Belgium. Her work focused on the mobilization of civil society actors, cultural actors and the cultural participation of migrants, the representation of migrants in the public sphere and the democratization of the arts. Amanda da Silva has participated in European project Atlas of Transition and Snapshot from the borders, she is also the author of the artistic project Tell my mother that I am here, of the State Emergency Company (2014-2019), which brings together researchers, civil society actors, migrants and artists to discuss and build tools for a «reflexive cultural mediation» and migrants. This project had been supported by Direction regional de la Culture and received the Tridance award, for the best artistic multidisciplinary project of 2016.
Research interests: mobility practices; migration and solidarity; visual methods; arts practices and migration; cultural mediation in post-migration contextes; performative art's methodologies; civil society actors and migrants mobility.