A Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Approach: From the Academy to the Community


This article describes a co-creation practice between bachelor students from different courses for the community. An annual event organised by the 3rd-year undergraduate students from the Audiovisual Multimedia Communication at Porto Lusófona University since 2018. The yearly edition of the event Multiplex – Cycle of Moving Images in a collaboration between the Lusófona University of Porto and a local theatre – Teatro Municipal do Porto/Rivoli, with the presence of a national or international guest filmmaker. After Agnés Varda, Victor Erice, Manoel de Oliveira, Nan Goldin and others, in 2023 Sarah Driver. The films created by the finalist students will be presented in the first moment, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience in attendance. In the second moment, the guest gives a Masterclass followed by a retrospective cycle of his work organised in partnership with Teatro Municipal Rivoli and, for the first time this year, in Cinema Batalha, a newly renovated cinema in Porto. A collaborative practice in which undergraduate Communication Design students from the same university annually create the entire graphic image of the event. The project, supported by the City Hall, aims to promote culture and make it accessible to the entire community at no cost. This initiative provides a unique opportunity to equip students from different fields with the necessary skills to succeed in their future careers. Additionally, students from both degree programs can holistically apply their acquired knowledge. This an excellent example of a successful co-creation initiative that benefits higher education students and the local community.

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Carla Cadete, Lusófona University, Portugal

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Conference: MediAsia2023
Stream: Visual Communication

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Cadete C. (2023) A Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Approach: From the Academy to the Community ISSN: 2186-5906 – The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5906.2023.10
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5906.2023.10

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