In this talk, Viviane Juguero reflects on the role of Aesthetic Democracy to build and maintain sustainable cities and communities, which is one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
The presentation's format is inspired by a dramaturgical composition, intending to connect the imaginary process with scientific reflections. It begins by presenting an imaginary journey throughout a sustainable city and community's fictional life in 2050, twenty years after the intended implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Then, it addresses the ontological role aesthetics play in rooting values and behaviors that sustain social structures and perceptions since Early Childhood. Finally, the author concludes that sustainable cities should be based on sustainable communities rooted in a new culture in which an aesthetic revolution promotes emotional evolution.
Viviane Juguero is a dramatist, performer, researcher, and professor. She holds a Bachelor, Specialist, Master, and Doctorate Degree in Performing Arts from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. In her PhD, partially held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, she developed the concept of "radical dramaturgy", addressing the roots that connect the specificity of artistic discourses to the complexity of life. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Stavanger, Norway, developing the investigation "Pluriperceptive and Multicultural Theatricalities to diverse Early Childhoods". She is also a member of diverse international networks, like the Academic Expert Advisory Board of the CAST – Centre for Arts and Social Transformation of the University of Auckland (New Zealand). Juguero is the author of theatrical plays, audiovisual scripts, songs, articles, and essays, staged and published in Brazil and abroad in diverse languages. Besides, both her artistic and theoretical work is focused on various studies like the national course "Black Dramaturgy: the alive word" held by Itaú Cultural in Brazil. In addition, she is the idealizer and pedagogical coordinator of the international cooperative project ART AS SCIENCE, dedicated to discussing the relevant social role of artistic creations. https://www.vivianejuguero.com/