The access to new technologies and facilities to film, record, produce sounds and images and distribute them at low cost in the Lusophone communities on the periphery, creates new “public spaces” (language narratives that transcend traditional formulas of mainstream media are created, for instance).
In parallel to the media concentration in large companies and corporations, an ideal free media is established, based on the movements that enable experiments such as free radio and marginal cinema, for example, which has convened a new site for a citizen who thinks, feels and speaks, being either to communicate with each other or with real or potential users.
This project places Angola, Brazil, Cuba and Portugal as component parts of a single cultural system, woven around the Atlantic. The route outlined here is the interfaces between the new technologies (ICTs), cultural identities and “agency”trough/ by youth (De Boeck, 2005) from the peripheries of urban and rural areas.
What differs this project to the others is that, just like Ingold (2011:238) I believe that “what truly distinguishes anthropology (…) is that it is not a study of at all, but a study with. Anthropologists work and study with people. Immersed with them in an environment of joint activity, they learn to see things (or hear them, or touch them) in the ways their teachers and companions do. An education in anthropology, therefore, does more than furnish us with knowledge about the world – about people and their societies. It rather educates our perception of the world, and opens our eyes and minds to other possibilities of being”.