5 Cultural Suggestions — Francisco Pinheiro

Every week, UMBIGO invites two people to share their 5 cultural suggestions. What can we do at home? From a book to a podcast, album or film: here are recommendations from artists, curators, gallery owners, cultural activists, friends.

We will share the recipe for what makes us better, and we remain united and positive.

Francisco Pinheiro


The hidden connections
Fritjof Capra
The author proposes a systemic understanding of our social organizations – collectives, movements, companies – as living entities (autopoiesis), cognitive, cultural and social (that is, with values and purpose), as opposed to the reductionist and mechanical system current. Capra crosses areas of knowledge such as biology, sociology and philosophy, and expands the disciplines of complex systems and systems dynamics to the social domain.


Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
Labelled in the genres of “western, terror gore, fantasy and science fiction”, Bacurau tells us about a village in the interior of Brazil, discriminated against and manipulated by the local political power. Starting from a particular geography, Bacurau actually speaks to us about global issues, such as the growing monopolization of resources and access to water, racism, barbarism, control and technological hegemony.
Link (trailer):


Histories of Rivers
Sara Morais
A series of podcasts dedicated to the rivers Minho, Vouga, Zêzere and Guadiana, following the direction from upstream to downstream. Histories of Rivers gives us to hear testimonies from those who lived in proximity to these rivers and those who depended on them (fishing, water mills, or smuggling), along with the sounds that we can still hear from their natural, social and cultural life.

You Tube Channel / Music

Leona Vingativa
Leandro Olin dos Santos
Leona Vingativa has “71.8K subscribers” on her YouTube channel, sings, makes video clips and has now launched the play Leona Vingativa – the show.
My favorites:
No forget the “guanto”:
End the dump:
Frescáh No Círio

Virtual Collection

Bourbaki Panorama
Edouard Castres
Panoramic painting that represents the moment when eighty-seven thousand French soldiers are welcomed by Swiss locals and the newly created Red Cross, during the Franco-Prussian War. Faced with the eminent defeat, French general Charles-Denis Bourbaki and his soldiers sought refuge in neutral Switzerland in the winter of 1871. As we look at each of the figures that make up this camp in Val-de-Travers, we witness moments of communion and sharing, in the face of hunger and death around.

Francisco Pinheiro is a visual artist and has participated in different exhibitions such as the COSMO / POLITICS # 6 cycle (Vila Franca de Xira, 2020); FUSO / Annual Video Arte Internacional Lisboa (2019); Lisboa Soa 2019; Not yet the Sea, Convent Corpus Christi, Gaia (2018) or the Os Índios da Meia-Praia at Galeria 111, Lisbon (2016). Currently, he is part of the Guarda-Rios project, from which he has made different residences in proximity to different rivers across the country. He holds a master’s degree in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute (USA, 2014) as a Fulbright fellow / Fundação Carmona e Costa and has a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (2005).

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