Laura Burocco. Completed the Doutoramento in Doctorate in Communication and Culture in 2018/03 by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Escola de Comunicação , Mestrado in Master in Built Environment in 2013/10 by University of the Witwatersrand and Licenciatura in Degree in Law in 2000 by Università degli Studi di Milano. Is Postdoc in Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Published 14 articles in journals. Has 4 section(s) of books. Organized 14 event(s). Participated in 6 event(s). Participates and/or participated as Other in 3 project(s), PhD Student Fellow in 2 project(s), Post-doc Fellow in 1 project(s) and Technical development in 1 project(s). Works in the area(s) of Social Sciences.

Personal identification

Full name
Laura Burocco

Citation names

  • Burocco, Laura
  • Burocco, L.,

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • lburocco@gmail.com (Professional)
  • brasil_aura@yahoo.com.br (Personal)


Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities - Arts
  • Social Sciences - Economic and Social Geography - Urban Studies


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Italian Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Portuguese Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Intermediate (B1) Advanced (C1) Elementary (A2) Advanced (C1)
French Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1)
Degree Classification
2014/04 - 2018/03
Doctorate in Communication and Culture (Doutoramento)
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Escola de Comunicação , Brazil
"Pólos Criativos de Colonialidad no Sul | Creative Hubs of Coloniality in the South" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2012/03 - 2013/10
Master in Built Environment (Mestrado)
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
"People’s Place in the World Class African City: The case of Braamfontein Inner City Regeneration Project" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2007 - 2008
Post Graduation in Urban Sociology (Pós-Graduação)
Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
2002 - 2003
International Policy and Cooperation (Especialização pós-bacharelato)
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
1994 - 2000
Degree in Law (Licenciatura)
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
"L'applicazione dello strumento della mediazione nel sistema penale minorile italiano " (THESIS/DISSERTATION)


Host institution
2022/06/01 - 2028/06/01 Contracted Researcher (Research) ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, Portugal
2021/03/01 - 2022/04/01 Postdoc (Research) Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa
Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa
2019/01 - 2020/01 Postdoc (Research) Programa de Pós-graduação em Artes Visuais da Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal , Brazil
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Escola de Belas Artes , Brazil


Host institution
2013/01 - 2013/12 Researcher for the SACITIES Socio-Political Instability research group a program financed by the Housing Department of the South African Government South African Cities Network , South Africa
2013/01/01 - 2013/11/01 SACities' secretariat coordinator for the IBSA WG on Human Settlement for the IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) WG in Human Settlements program financed by the World Bank and City Alliance South African Cities Network , South Africa
2009/03/01 - 2012/01/01 Ibase representative in the Management Board of the Municipal Fund of Housing of Social Interest of FMHIS, Commission for Mediation and Conflict Prevention of the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro Instituto Brasileiro de Análises Sociais e Econômicas, Brazil
2008/09/01 - 2012/01/01 Project Manager for a three-year program of international cooperation , aimed at employing youth and women from grassroots community associations and social urban movement. Governo Italiano Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Italy
2006/08/01 - 2008/05/01 Local coordinator of a decentralized cooperation project financed by the Umbria and Emília Romagna local governments in partnership with the municipality of Mesquita in 3 favelas in Rio de Janeiro Associazione Ricreativa Culturale Italiana ARCI , Italy
2004/09/01 - 2005/02/01 Assistant of the Ibase ( Brazilian Institute for Socio Economic Analyses ) director Candido Grzybowski in the WSF activities. Participant in the Brazilian WSF Organizing Committee. Fórum Social Mundial, Brazil
2003/06/01 - 2004/07/01 Responsible for the network communication, website management and the organization of the international seminar 'EU/LA development strategies in globalization' Euro Observatório Latino-Americano para Democracia e Desenvolvimento, Italy
2001 - 2004 Collaborator with the international cooperation office and project planning Arci Cultura e Sviluppo , Italy


Designation Funders
2019/10 - 2019/10 Lagos Biennal Intensive Curatorial Program
Technical development
2014/04/04 - 2018/03/28 Creative Hubs of Coloniality
PhD Student Fellow
2014/04 - 2018/03 Pólos criativos de Colonialidad no Sul Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior
2017/04 - 2017/10 Creative Hubs of Coloniality - Visiting Case Study Johannesburg
PhD Student Fellow


Designation Funders
2022/06/01 - 2028/06/01 DECOLONIZATION OF ARTS: CONTRIBUTION FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND BRASIL Power, Visibility and Circulation in the (post) pandemic
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia


Designation Funders
2022/11 - 2024/02 A South-North Dialogue on Afro-indigenous Art
2022/06 - 2023/09 Podcast Series on The 59th Venice Biennale
Creative Knowledge Resources University of Cape Town , South Africa
2019/01 - 2020/01 Expor / Explorar Arte Negra - Expose / Exploit Black Art
D Não-standard da fonte de informação
Post-doc Fellow
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Escola de Belas Artes , Brazil
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
2019 - 2019 Educational Program of the Sound Residency SOMSOCOSMOS
2016 - 2016 Veiculo Leve Sobre Trilhos, Cartographic and photographic mapping
Proposer and Coordinator
Capacete Art Residency, Brazil
2015 - 2015 Insurgent Cartography One Week Residential Intensive international workshop
ID Não-standard
Invited expert participant
University of Leuven, Brazil
2007 - 2007 Morrinho
ID Não-standard
Coordinator and facilitator for educational activities in Venice
Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Italy


Book chapter
  1. Burocco, Laura. "Brazilian Indigenous Curatorial Practices - TBC". In Education, Experience, Exchange: Towards Curating from Indigenous Perspective. Norway: InSEA Publications, 2024.
  2. Burocco, L.,. "‘The Darker Side of Modernity’ in an Illuminated Precinct downtown Johannesburg'". In Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa: Routledge, 2018.
  3. Burocco, L.,. "Economias de Comuns Privilégios". In Economias Subversivas, 25-31. I-Motirõ, 2017.
  4. Burocco, Laura. "Il controllo Creativo nel Sud Globale: Porto Maravilha, Rio de Janeiro (BR) – Maboneng Precinct, Johannesbur (SA)". Italy, 2015.
  5. Burocco, L.,. "South Africa case study chapter". In World Cup for whom and for what? A look upon the legacy of the World Cups in Brazil, South Africa and Germany. 2014.
Book review
  1. Burocco, Laura. "To Write the Africa World BOOK". (2023):
    Under revision
  2. Burocco, Laura. "The Politics of Time: Imagining African Becomings REVIEW". Review of The Politics of Time: Imagining African Becomings, (2023):
    Under revision
  3. Burocco, L.,. "Pluriverse: A Post-development Dictionary - Review". Review of Pluriverse: A Post-development Dictionary (2022): http://effimera.org/.
  4. Burocco, L.,. "Reflections on the Future and Past of Decolonisation: Africa and Latin America". Review of On Decoloniality (2022): http://thirdtext.org/burocco-reflections.
  5. Burocco, L.,. "Viaggi di resistenza". Review of “Undici Storie di Resistenza” (2022): https://comune-info.net/viaggi-di-resistenza/.
Journal article
  1. Burocco, L.,. "Life and its transits as an art studio : a conversation with Arissana Pataxó". Archivo Papers Journal 3 2 (2023):
    In press
  2. Burocco, Laura. "Practices of Decoloniality: Between Love and Anger". Kronos 48 1 (2022): 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-9585/2022/v48a6.
  3. Burocco, L.,. "The Forest on the Walls. Notes on Indigenous Street Art". Nuart Journal V (2021):
  4. Burocco, L.,. "Contra História Do Colonialismo Italiano, Ensaio visual". LOGO (2021):
    Under revision
  5. Burocco, L.,. "Praticas Estéticas Africanas: o reconhecimento da afro modernidade de múltiplos indivíduos". Revista de Estética e Filosofia da Arte do Programa de Pós-graduação em Filosofia – UFOP (2020): https://periodicos.ufop.br/pp/index.php/raf/.
  6. Burocco, Laura. "The Fall of the Post Industrial | Post Global | Post Colonial World". New Global Studies 13 (2020): 107.
  7. Burocco, L.,. "Se não tem água eu furo um poço". Cadernos Desilha (2019): 193-200.
  8. Laura Burocco. "Afrofuturismo e o devir negro do mundo | Afrofuturism and the becoming-black of the world". arte e ensaios 38 (2019): https://doi.org/10.37235/ae.n38.26373.
  9. Burocco, Laura. "Não torne a África um objeto de exploração novamente". Vazante Estéticas Especulativas Decolonias: Brasil, África, Portugal 3 1 (2019): 74-94. http://periodicos.ufc.br/vazantes/article/view/42915.
  10. Burocco, Laura. "Atrocidades Maravilhosas e Tupinambá Lambido: ocupações imagéticas na cidade do Rio de Janeiro entre Afeto Politica e Arte". PÓS: Revista do Programa de Pós-graduação em Artes da Escola de Belas Artes da UFMG (2019): https://periodicos.ufmg.br/index.php/revistapos/article/view/16121.
  11. Burocco, L.,. "Do Not Make Africa an Object of Exploitation Again". Black Panther and Afrofuturism themed edition (2019):
  12. Burocco, L.,. "Afrofuturismo e Devir Negro do Mundo | Afrofuturism and the becoming-black of the world". Arte & Ensaios | revista do ppgav da UFRJ 38 (2019): https://revistas.ufrj.br/index.php/ae/article/view/26373.
  13. Burocco, Laura. "Designing Politics: Designing Respect – poder e alteridades dentro de parcerias cultuais internacionais/Designing Politics: Designing Respect – Power and alterities within international cultural partnerships". Dossiê: Artes e criatividade: identidades e diferenças entre o local e o global Cie^ncias Sociais Unisinos (2018): http://revistas.unisinos.br/index.php/ciencias_sociais/article/view/csu.2017.53.3.01.
  14. Burocco, L.,. "Gentrification in the South: the neocolonialism of cognitive capitalism". Revista Terremoto 37 (2018): https://terremoto.mx/article/gentrificacion-en-el-sur-el-neocolonialismo-del-capitalismo-cognitivo/.
  15. Burocco, L.,. "Come (or not) to Venice?". Revista Concinnitas (2015): https://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/concinnitas/article/view/21191.
  16. Burocco, L.,. "A cultura e a cidade como bem comum: os casos italianos do Teatro Valle Occupato em Roma e M^C^O em Milão". Lugar Comum 43 (2015): http://uninomade.net/wp-content/files_mf/142646181900A%20cultura%20e%20a%20cidade%20como%20bem%20comum,%20os%20casos%20italianos%20-%20Laura%20Burocco.pdf.
Magazine article
  1. Burocco, Laura. ""Gli Occhi della Foresta”, por ocasião do Festival de Veneza", Buala, 2023, https://www.buala.org/pt/afroscreen/gli-occhi-della-foresta-por-ocasiao-do-festival-de-veneza?fbclid=IwAR2oqZ8mb9_-fuCurRNCYEqlN-dVkUOArU9dlvuDqUvLt8J5ik0Y-VQ2eas.
  2. Burocco, L.,. "Entrevista com donna Kukama", WAAU- World African Artistis , 2023, https://waau-art.com/2023/05/09/donna-kukama/.
  3. Burocco, Laura. "Jovens Sámi reclamam as suas terras,", Buala, 2023, https://www.buala.org/pt/jogos-sem-fronteiras/jovens-sami-reclamam-as-suas-terras.
  4. Burocco, Laura. "La lotta dei Sami in Norvegia: la transizione energetica non può violare i diritti umani", Dinamopress, 2023, https://www.dinamopress.it/news/la-lotta-dei-sami-in-norvegia-la-transizione-enegetica-non-puo-violare-i-diritti-umani/.
  5. Burocco, Laura. "Nigéria, milhões de jovens votam em Peter Obi", Buala, 2023, https://www.buala.org/pt/vou-la-visitar/nigeria-milhoes-de-jovens-votam-em-peter-obi.
  6. Burocco, Laura. "Claudia Andujar, yanomami e uma arte ancestral", Buala, 2023, https://www.buala.org/pt/vou-la-visitar/claudia-andujar-yanomami-e-uma-arte-ancestral.
  7. Burocco, Laura. "Caro Lula, ascoltaci", Il Manifesto , 2023
  8. Burocco, Laura. "Bienal de Luleå, autodeterminação dos povos originários dos países nórdicos europeus,", Buala, 2023, https://www.buala.org/pt/vou-la-visitar/bienal-de-lulea-autodeterminacao-dos-povos-originarios-dos-paises-nordicos-europeus.
  9. Burocco, Laura. "E la polizia militare mise da parte la brutalità riservata a neri e poveri", Il Manifesto , 2023
  10. Burocco, Laura. "A Journey of Care Between Friendship and Knowledge", Terremoto , 2023, https://terremoto.mx/en/online/un-viaje-de-cuidados-entre-la-amistad-y-el-conocimiento/.
  11. Burocco, L.,. "The Political Aesthetic of Bridging Worlds", Terremoto , 2022, https://terremoto.mx/en/online/la-estetica-politica-de-unir-mundos/.
  12. Burocco, L.,. "Colonial vice at the Venice Biennale", Africa is a Country , 2022, https://africasacountry.com/2022/06/colonial-vice-at-the-venice-biennale.
  13. Burocco, L.,. "Il festival degli altri continenti", Comune-Info , 2022, https://comune-info.net/il-festival-degli-altri-continenti/.
  14. Burocco, L.,. "Quando a Arte se torna declaradamente dinheiro em Veneza", Buala, 2022, https://www.buala.org/pt/a-ler/quando-a-arte-se-torna-declaradamente-dinheiro-em-veneza.
  15. Burocco, L.,. "O pavilhão Sami e o encontro Indígena "aabaakwad" ocupam a Bienal de Veneza", Buala, 2022, https://www.buala.org/pt/vou-la-visitar/o-pavilhao-sami-e-o-encontro-indigena-aabaakwad-ocupam-a-bienal-de-veneza.
  16. Burocco, L.,. "Not our pavilion", Buala, 2022, https://www.buala.org/pt/mukanda/not-our-namibian-pavilion.
  17. Burocco, L.,. "Memoria di un eccidio italiano", Comune-Info , 2022, https://comune-info.net/memoria-di-un-eccidio-italiano/.
  18. Burocco, L.,. "Raccontare i popoli indigeni", Comune-Info , 2021, https://comune-info.net/scuole-aperte/raccontare-i-popoli-indigeni/.
  19. Burocco, L.,. "CURA e Vozes Contra o Racismo: pratiche artistiche e curatoriali di Contro Colonizzazione dal Sud", Roots§Routes, Research on Visual Culture, 2021, https://www.roots-routes.org/cura-e-vozes-contra-o-racismo-pratiche-artistiche-e-curatoriali-di-contro-colonizzazione-dal-sud-di-laura-burocco/.
  20. Burocco, L.,. "Narrazioni Decoloniali", Comune-Info, 2020, https://comune-info.net/narrazioni-decoloniali/.
  21. Burocco, L.,. "Fora Garimpo Fora Covid: la campagna del popolo Yanomami in Amazzonia", Dinamo Press, 2020, https://www.dinamopress.it/news/fora-garimpo-fora-covi-la-campagna-del-popolo-yanomami-amazzonia/.
  22. Burocco, L.,. "La roulette brasiliana", Comune-Info, 2020, https://comune-info.net/la-roulette-brasiliana/.
  23. Burocco, L.,. "Gentrilogy", Terremoto , 2019, https://terremoto.mx/gentrilogy-trilogia-da-gentrificacao/..
  24. Burocco, L.,. "Gentrilogy, Trilogia da Gentrificação", Buala , 2019, https://www.buala.org/pt/cidade/gentrilogy-trilogia-da-gentrificacao.
  25. Burocco, L.,. "L’ombra nera che minaccia il Brasile", Comune-Info, 2018, https://comune-info.net/scegliere-tra-civilta-o-barbarie/.
  26. Burocco, L.,. "Bolsonaro? #EleNão #EleNunca", Comune-Info, 2018, https://comune-info.net/bolsonaro-elenao-elenunca/.
  27. Burocco, L.,. "Afrofuturismo e Perspectivismo Ameri´ndio: duas ferramentas para um pensamento decolonial", Buala, 2017, https://www.buala.org/pt/a-ler/afrofuturismo-e-perspectivismo-ameri-ndio-duas-ferramentas-para-um-pensamento-decolonial.
  28. Burocco, L.,. "Herança futurística da Cidade Olímpica", Vitruvius , 2017, https://www.vitruvius.com.br/revistas/read/arquiteturismo/11.121/6499.
Newspaper article
  1. Burocco, Laura. "Ecocidio autorizzato o bene comune da salvare, l’Amazzonia è in bilico,", Il Manifesto , 2023
  2. Burocco, Laura. "Brazil’s Bolsonaro and the poisoned gift,", The Mail & Guardian, 2023, https://mg.co.za/thoughtleader/opinion/2023-07-11-brazils-bolsonaro-and-the-poisoned-gift/.
  3. Burocco, Laura. "Berlusconi-oversaw-italian-politics-descent-into-the-field-of-ignorance/", The Mail & Guardian, 2023, https://mg.co.za/thoughtleader/2023-06-16-berlusconi-oversaw-italian-politics-descent-into-the-field-of-ignorance/.
  4. Burocco, Laura. "In Sudafrica si fa buio", Il Manifesto , 2023
  5. Burocco, Laura. "Riforestare le menti a Brasilia,", Il Manifesto , 2023
  6. Burocco, Laura. "Nigeria, milioni di giovani votano Peter Obi", Il Manifesto , 2023
  7. Burocco, Laura. "Claudia Andujar, Yanomami, arte ancestrale", Il Manifesto , 2023
  8. Burocco, Laura. "Media spagnoli di destra all’attacco del Reina Sofia e del suo direttore", Il Manifesto , 2023
  9. Burocco, Laura. "Geografie di amicizie fra comunità", Il Manifesto , 2023
  10. Burocco, L.,. "Geografie di amicizie fra comunità", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/geografie-di-amicizie-fra-comunita.
  11. Burocco, L.,. "Ecocidio autorizzato o bene comune globale da salvare, l’Amazzonia al ballottaggio", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/ecocidio-autorizzato-o-bene-comune-globale-da-salvare-lamazzonia-al-ballottaggio.
  12. Burocco, L.,. "La carica delle afrodiscendenti e delle candidature collettive", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/la-carica-delle-afrodiscendenti-e-delle-candidature-collettive.
  13. Burocco, L.,. "«Siamo arrabbiati, siamo tristi, siamo stanchi, siamo uniti»", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/siamo-arrabbiati-siamo-tristi-siamo-stanchi-siamo-uniti.
  14. Burocco, L.,. "Vergogna Marikana", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/vergogna-marikana.
  15. Burocco, L.,. "Una relazione intima con i morti e con i vivi", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/una-relazione-intima-con-i-morti-e-con-i-vivi.
  16. Burocco, L.,. ""Radiance", lo splendore politico di un’arte che richiama a sé le proprie origini", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/radiance-lo-splendore-politico-di-unarte-che-richiama-a-se-le-proprie-origini.
  17. Burocco, L.,. "Il Camerun al suo debutto con il controverso sistema dell’arte Nft", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/il-cameron-al-suo-debutto-con-il-controverso-sistema-dellarte-nftt.
  18. Burocco, L.,. "Venezia, l’arte dei Sami ha un padiglione", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/larte-dei-sami-ha-un-padiglione.
  19. Burocco, L.,. "Una petizione contro la «visione antiquata e problematica» del padiglione Namibia", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/una-petizione-contro-la-visione-antiquata-e-problematica-del-padiglione-namibia.
  20. Burocco, L.,. "L'altro che non sta nella pelle", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/laltro-che-non-sta-nella-pelle.
  21. Burocco, L.,. "Universitari sfollati e in cerca di ateneo: «Non vogliamo tornare ai nostri paesi»", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/universitari-sfollati-e-in-cerca-di-ateneo-non-vogliamo-tornare-ai-nostri-paesi.
  22. Burocco, L.,. "«Bloccati alla frontiera perché neri», il dramma degli africani in fuga dall'Ucraina", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/bloccati-alla-frontiera-perche-neri-il-dramma-degli-africani-in-fuga-dallucraina.
  23. Burocco, L.,. "La coscienza dell'Africa", Il Manifesto , 2022, https://ilmanifesto.it/la-coscienza-dellafrica.
  24. Burocco, L.,. "Desmond Tutu, il Sudafrica perde la sua bussola morale", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/desmond-tutu-il-sudafrica-perde-la-sua-bussola-morale.
  25. Burocco, L.,. "La variante Omicron e la costante infantilizzazione dell'Africa", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/la-variante-omicron-e-la-costante-infantilizzazione-dellafrica.
  26. Burocco, L.,. "Sudafrica in quarantena, ma bisognerebbe collaborare con il continente anziché isolarlo", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/sudafrica-in-quarantena-ma-bisognerebbe-collaborare-con-il-continente-anziche-isolarlo.
  27. Burocco, L.,. "Jaider Esbell, l'artista indigeno che sfidava il colonialismo", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/jaider-esbell-lartista-indigeno-che-sfidava-il-colonialismo.
  28. Burocco, L.,. "7 settembre, Bolsonaro alla prova della piazza", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/7-settembre-bolsonaro-alla-prova-della-piazza.
  29. Burocco, L.,. "L’arte indigena tra saggezza ancestrale e ritorno alla natura", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/larte-indigena-tra-saggezza-ancestrale-e-ritorno-alla-natura.
  30. Burocco, L.,. "Allucinazioni culturali", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/allucinazioni-culturali.
  31. Burocco, L.,. "Il privilegio europeo del Digital Covid Certificate", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/il-privilegio-europeo-del-digital-covid-certificate.
  32. Burocco, L,. "Al Jacarezinho un massacro a norma di legge", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/al-jacarezinho-un-massacro-a-norma-di-legge.
  33. Burocco, L.,. "Militari e imprenditori voltano le spalle a Bolsonaro l’incapace", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/militari-e-imprenditori-voltano-le-spalle-a-bolsonaro-lincapace.
  34. Burocco, L.,. "Il D-Day anti Bolsonaro oggi invade le reti sociali", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/il-d-day-anti-bolsonaro-oggi-invade-le-reti-sociali.
  35. Burocco, L.,. "Claudia Andujar, passaggio tra gli Yanomami", Il Manifesto , 2021, https://ilmanifesto.it/claudia-andujar-una-fotografa-tra-gli-yanomami/.
  36. Burocco, L.,. "In Brasile c’è il piano vaccinazioni, non i vaccini", Il Manifesto , 2020, https://ilmanifesto.it/in-brasile-ce-il-piano-vaccinazioni-non-i-vaccini-e-bolsonaro-fa-campagna-contro/.
  37. Burocco, L.,. "Gioventù moderna in Nigeria", Il Manifesto , 2020, https://ilmanifesto.it/gioventu-moderna-in-nigeria/.
  38. Burocco, L.,. "Brasile, bisogna salvare le vite indigene dall’epidemia", 2020, https://ilmanifesto.it/brasile-bisogna-salvare-le-vite-indigene-dallepidemia/.
  39. Burocco, L.,. "Il Brasile sull’orlo della rivolta", Il Manifesto , 2020, https://ilmanifesto.it/in-brasile-la-situazione-e-esplosiva/.
  40. Burocco, L.,. "Amazzonia tra la vita e la morte", Il Manifesto , 2020, https://ilmanifesto.it/amazzonia-tra-la-vita-e-la-morte/.
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  1. Amira Osman. Khartoum nel cuore. Italy. 2023.
  2. Burocco, L.,. Il Nobel a un africano?. 2021.
  3. Burocco, L.,. Manifesto Antifuturista Indigeno. Il manifesto redatto dai popoli indigeni sulla relazione tra futuro e colonialismo. Italy. 2020.

Artistic / Performance

Artistic exhibition
  1. Porto Maravilha 10 Years - Past Present and Future of the Port Zone. 2019.
  2. Gentrilogy : Trilogia da Gentrificação. 2019.
  3. Invisible Borders: Cultural Time Zones in Johannesburg and New Delhi¿. 2017.
Artistic performance
  1. 2019. ‘Devolução à Rua’ performance. CMAHO and Praça Tiradentes.
Curatorial / Museum exhibition
  1. LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene; Renée Akitelek Mboya; Karla Nixon. 2022. "Landscapes of Hidden Words".
  2. Denilson Baniwa; Moara Brasil; Pedro Victor Brandão; Yhuri Cruz; Odaraya Mello. 2020. "'Before the Unicivilized"". In Abuja Art Week Digital, Nigeria https://newart.city/show/abuja-art-week-4.
Visual artwork
  1. Burocco, L.,. CRITICAL RUN -RIO DE JANEIRO - Emergency Room Thierry Geoffroy / Colonel : "How come the beauty of the landscape is not affecting us to become better people?", (em inglês) invited as local runners, December 2014;.


Other output
  1. ExPerimetral documentary. ExPERIMETRAL 2016, short documentary by Daniel Santos. The documentary deals with the demolition of the Perimetral highway in the Rio port area. A historical mark of the city revitalization process functional at the coming of the mega-events World cup (2014) and Olympics (2016). It is not only a physical renewal but, above all, a transformation of the social fabric that bypasses the rights and his. 2016. Burocco, L.,. https://vimeo.com/190040609.
  2. The March of the White Elephants - documentary. The March of the White Elephants (2015) 52min | Documentary, Sport | August 2015 (South Africa) "How FIFA prowls the globe, pocketing billions and leaving host countries with a legacy of empty stadiums and social distress." Craig Tunner, director. Responsible: for contents and co-production. 2015. Burocco, L.,. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5096414/.

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/06/23 Re-Apropriação Visual | Instrumentos pedagógicos de inversão das narrativas 4th Visual Culture Meeting, Repairing the Irreparable
(Porto, Portugal)
2023/02/26 Brazilian Indigenous Curatorial Practices The Sami Center for Contemporary Art (SDG) Curator Talk
The Sami Center for Contemporary Art (SDG) (Karasjok, Norway)
2023/01/18 Entre Restituição e Re-apropriação: reconstrução de sentidos Museus, História e Comunidades
Grupo de Pesquisa Práticas e Políticas da Cultura (PPC) CRIA (Lisbon, Portugal)
2021/11/05 Riflessioni sulla Contemporanea Produzione Culturale nel Continente Africano Cinema, musica, scrittura: riflessioni sulla decolonizzazione tra passato e futuro
Universitá Aldo Moro di Bari (Bari, Italy)
2020/11 Art and Technology panel part of the online seminar Distanciamento e Aproximações, Arte, Educação e Tecnologia no Contexto de Crises, Programa de Pós Graduação em Artes Visuais da Universidade Federal de Pelotas UFPel Online seminar Distanciamento e Aproximações, Arte, Educação e Tecnologia no Contexto de Crises
PPGAVI da Uiversidade Federal de Pelotas UFPel (Pelotas , Brazil)
2019/11/13 O reconhecimento da Afro-modernidade de Multiplos Indivíduos (Recognition of Afro-modernity of Multiple Individuals), guest speaker at the seminar Decolonial Theory, Practices and Policies - Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, PPGCS and PPGFIL 13 November 2019, Auditorium of the Central Library UFRRJ; Decolonial Theory, Practices and Policies
Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro , Brazil)
2019 Gentrificacão: Entre Precariedade e Novos Colonialismos (Gentrification: Between Precariousness and New Colonialisms), guest speaker at Espaço Fosso edition no. 12, Rio de Janeiro, 19 October 2019; Gentrificacão: Entre Precariedade e Novos Colonialismos (Gentrification: Between Precariousness and New Colonialisms)
Espaço Fosso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
2017/09/13 Creative Economy and Gentrification from the South DUT’s Urban Futures Center UFC Seminar Series
Urban Futures Center - Durban University of Technology (Durban , South Africa)
2017/08/24 The Trilogy Project: Johannesburg|Milano|Rio de Janeiro DIVA TALK
Wits School of Fine Arts WSoA Wits University (Johannesburg, South Africa)
2017/08/10 Creative hubs of coloniality in the South CISA Wits University, Lunch Seminar
Center for Indian Studies in Africa – CISA Wits University
2017/08/08 Creative economy in the South: an opportunity for growing or a tool reinforcing segregation Faces of the City Seminar, FoC SoAP University of the Witwatersrand
School of Architecture and Planning University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa)
2017/08/03 The meaning of “Global South” and the exercise of comparative imagination Lunch Seminar Series
School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, WITS (Johannesburg , South Africa)
2017/06/02 “‘The Darker Side of Modernity’ in an Illuminated Precinct downtown Johannesburg” ‘What does spatial transformation mean? Possibilities for a more equitable, liveable Johannesbur’semina
Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (Johannesburg , South Africa)
2015/10 Os efeitos da nova economia criativa em relação ao contexto pré-existente da área portuária do Rio de Janeiro 'Possible Contributions to the Housing Question in the City of Rio de Janeiro' - Minha Casa é Meu Porto
Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro , Brazil)
2015/06 “Megaeventi e Sviluppo Urbano: Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg e il sogno della città globale”
Department of Geography, University of Catania (Catania , Italy)
2015 The Creative Control: Rio & Joburg CAPACETE Talks Program
Capacete (Rio de Janeiro , Brazil)
2015 “L’approccio comparativo negli studi urbani globali: Johannesburg e Rio de Janeiro, due emergenti città del global South”
University of Turin - Department of Culture and Society (Torino , Italy)
2014/08 Wandering as a political exercise Curating the Afropolitan City seminar
WISER Wits University Johannesburg (Johannesburg , South Africa)


Thesis Title
Degree Subject (Type)
Institution / Organization
2019 - 2020 Curatorial Monitoring Despina Residency Program, https://despina.org/ Resident Artist: Maga Berr, June-July 2019
Despina Art Residency Project, Brazil

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2023/05/26 - Current A South-North Dialogue in Afro-Indigenous Art Dialogue between Indigenous artists and academics from Brazil and Sápmi Land (2023/05/26)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Creative Knowledge Resources University of Cape Town , South Africa
2023/09/25 - 2023/09/25 Open Restitution Africa Report - ORA, Public Presentation by Molemo Garape (2023/09/25 - 2023/09/25)
Other (Co-organisor)
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, Portugal
2023/05/22 - 2023/05/24 Public presentation of the movies: A Batalha do Passino and Deixa na Regua by the director Emilio Domingos (2023/05 - 2023/05)
Other (Co-organisor)
Soundz of the South, South Africa

Bertha House Foundation. , South Africa
2022/10/11 - 2022/10/11 Public presentation of the documentary Africa Bianca and conversation with the director Filippo Foscarini (2022/10/11)
Libreria Piena, Portugal
2021/06 - 2022/06 European creative cities and Covid-19: exploring urban creative economies and policies in the age of Covid-19https://www.urbanstudiesfoundation.org/funding/grantees/european-creative-cities-and-covid-19-exploring-urban-creative-economies-and-policies-in-the-age-of-covid-19/ (2021/06 - 2022/06)
Conference (Co-organisor)
University of Dundee, United Kingdom
2019/06/06 - 2019/06/06 Seminar «O Rio de Janeiro continua lindo e opressor» - em memória de Matheusa Passareli, with Gabe Passareli (Artist) Initiative co-organized by the project (De) Othering together with Laura Burocco, the ITM (Inter thematic group on Migration, CES, the School Feminist Knowledge Ecologies(CES)and nd the CILIA-LGBTQI project, Inequalities throughout the life of LGBTQI + people: a comparative and intersectional approach in four European countries https://ces.uc.pt/pt/agenda-noticias/agenda-de-eventos/2019/o-rio-de-janeiro-continua-lindo-e-opressor (2019/06/06 - 2019/06/06)
Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
2019/05/31 - 2019/06/01 Corpos Dissidentes |Cidades Rebeldes arte, ativismo e antropologia The conference takes place in more peripheral territories in this eastern part of Lisbon, in less conventional and less academic spaces and where sessions can be organized in different formats in an environment of conversations and debates, viewing and discussion around short and visual essays, and reflection about performances and installations. https://ppl.pt/system/files/corpos_dissidentes_cidades_rebeldes_0.pdf (2019/05/31 - 2019/06/01)
Meeting (Member of the Organising Committee)
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, Portugal
2016/11/14 - 2016/11/14 Controle Criativo: Um olhar crítico sobre as nossas práticas. (Creative Control: A critical look at our practices). Proponent and animator of the debate during the 4th Meeting of researchers of postgraduate courses in Visual Arts in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, November 2016 (2016/11/14 - 2016/11/14) Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Escola de Belas Artes , Brazil
2016/11/08 - 2016/11/08 Lecture 'Abolição e Imigração: as lutas de ontem e de hoje' (Abolition and Immigration: the struggles of yesterday and today) – Instituo Pretos Novos, IPN Dezembro 2016. Conversation with Valter Zanin, Universitá degli Studi di Padova, Blosnom Faria, IPN, Alexandre do Nascimento, LabTec UFRJ, Laura Burocco, LabTec UFRJ . (2016/11/08 - 2016/11/08) Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Escola de Comunicação , Brazil
2016/06 - 2016/06 Oficina #3 – Como fazer junto? Auto-organizac¸a~o e disside^ncias criativas / Workshop # 3 - How to do it together? Self-organization and creative dissent - proponent and animator of the workshop part of the seminar Art and Politic Reloaded? The Right of the City, Universidade de Lisboa, June 2016; (2016/06 - 2016/06)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, Portugal
2016/05 - 2016/05 Creative CONTROL Round Table - proposer and animator of the debate with South African artists, curators and academics, on their role in relation to urban gentrification and transformation, Room Gallery Johannesburg, May 2016; (2016/05 - 2016/05)
Round table (Co-organisor)
Room Gallery , South Africa
2016/04 - 2016/04 International Seminar 'Cidade em Transe / City in Transe' , Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro, MAM-RIO, curator and organizer of the seminar and organizer of the publication of the proceedings, April 2016; (2016 - 2016)
Seminar (Co-organisor)
Museu de Arte Moderna , Brazil
2016 - 2016 The Futuristic and Speculative Circuit of African Heritage Disrespect, of Urban Oblivion and the Rottening of Society, 2016. A day of activities with urban social movements and activists realised in the Rio port area. Around 30 people took part and it has originated two articles.  (2016 - 2016)
2015 - 2015 Public Presentation 'Trasformazioni urbane e processi di gentrificazione: Johannesburg/Braamfontein, RiodeJaneiro/PortoMaravilha, Milano/Isola - Urban transformations and gentrification processes: Johannesburg / Braamfontein, Rio de Janeiro / Porto Maravilha, Milan / Isola', Milan Polytechnic, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies DASTU, 2015; (2015 - 2015) Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani del Politecino di Milano DASTU , Italy
2015 - 2015 Public Debate 'Quintas de Disside^ncias | Uninomade Brasil e Casa Nuvem convidam : Moedas Alternativas e Novos Valores / Thursday of Dissindence | Uninomade Brazil and Casa Nuvem invite: Alternative Currencies and New Values' proposer and mediator of the debate with Prof. Andrea Fumagalli (University of Pavia), Casa Nuvem, Rio de Janeiro, September 2015; (2015 - 2015)
Round table
2011 - 2011 Organizer of the Workshop "Symphony of a globalized city" / Symphony of the Global City, with Marcelo Exposito (ES) and Ricardo Basbaum (BR), part of the Festival ComPosições Politicas, September 2011; (2011 - 2011) Festival ComPosições Politicas / Panorama Festival , Brazil
2010 - 2010 Huariou Commission, Brooklyn, New York, USA - https://huairou.org Part of the team responsible for organizing an internal workshop to be held in Rio de Janeiro, in preparation for the 5th Gender Assembly of the UN World Urban Forum, held in Rio de Janeiro, 2010 (team member); (2010 - 2010)
Workshop (Co-organisor)
2004/01 - 2006/01 International Seminar Europa America Latina – Democratic Development Strategies in Globalization hold by the EURALAT Europe America Latin Observatory. Organization of the seminar and conference proceedings. (2004 - 2004)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2023/06/22 - Current Online global dialogue on the curation of the Sarah Bartmann Remembrance Centre
Centre for Education Rights & Transformation, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
2015 - Current DISSIDÊNCIAS na TERÇA | coletivo MIL METROS CUADRADOS (Chile) – Dissidence on Tuesday guest mediator of the conversation with the Chilean collective MILM2 http://milm2.cl/
Round table
Casa Nuvem , Brazil
2022/09/06 - 2022/09/06 Discussant - Panel P041 Corpo e Espaço Público : entre a arte e a politica APAVIII-2022 https://apa2022.apantropologia.org
VIII Congresso da APA - Os Novos Anos 20. Desafios | Incertezas | Resistências
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, Portugal
2021/10/16 - 2021/10/19 The CHR 2021 Winter School hosted by the CHR in collaboration with the SARChI Chair in Social Change at the University of Fort Hare and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) at the University of Minnesota. Info: https://www.chrflagship.uwc.ac.za/winter-school-2021-fragment-and-form/
Winter School 2021: Fragment and Form
Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa
2020/06 - 2020/06/23 Online launch of the interdisciplinary magazine of art, science and technology Metamorfose by Instituto de Humanidades, Artes e Ciências Professor Milton Santos IHAC, Universidade Federal da Bahia UFBA, Notas de um diário / Arquitetando Novas Subjetividades in conversation with the authors Lara Ovídio e Teofanes Assis, ZOOM-Online talk,
Instituto de Humanidades, Artes e Ciências Professor Milton Santos IHAC, UFBA Salvador, Brazil
2019/10/27 - 2019/11/03 Invitation to the LAGOS BIENNIAL INTENSIVE CURATORIAL PROGRAM in Lagos, Nigeria, from October 28 to November 3, 2019, during the opening week of the Lagos Biennial 2019. The week-long programme is designed to provide basic technical and theoretical knowledge in the field of curating to emerging curators. The programme seeks to facilitate new approaches in assessing knowledge and approaching topics, situations, and linguistics critical to African narratives and perspectives.
How to Build a Lagoon with Just a Bottle of Wine? 2nd Lagos Biennial of Arts
Àkéte Art Foundation , Nigeria
2016/10 - 2016/10 Participant in the hang-out in the section entitled "Right to the City of Learning" Guest speaker at the Global Meeting of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG (em inglês), Quito, outubro de 2016;
Right to the City of Learning
United Cities and Local Governments UCLG , Ecuador
2011 - 2011 Workshop “Symphony of a globalized city” with Marcelo Expposto and Ricardo Basbaum, part of the Festival ComPosições Politicas, September 2011 (team member);
Festival ComPosições Politicas
Festival Com-Posições Poeticas , Brazil

Committee member

Activity description
Institution / Organization
2019/12 - 2020/12 Member of the Production and Communication Commissions ‘Encontro Arte e Memória em tempos de crise: XXII Encontro de Pesquisadores do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Artes Visuais, EBA/UFRJ’ (Art and Memory Meeting in times of crisis: XXII Meeting of Researchers from the Graduate Program in Visual Arts, EBA / UFRJ) - https://arteememoria.art.blog/ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Escola de Belas Artes , Brazil


Activity description Institution / Organization
2022/03/01 - Current Proposal for a series of African authors, who preferably reside on the continent and who have not been translated into Italian yet. Castelvecchio Editore , Italy
2015 - Current Regular reviews on different topics related to urban studies, decolonial studies and cultural studies. https://www.cogentoa.com/journal/social-sciences/editors
2022/12/05 - 2023/03/05 Elaboration of a curatorial proposal for Apick Gallery to participate in the art fair, Artissima 2023, Torino (IT) Portas Vilaseca Gallery, Brazil

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2019/08 - 2019/11 Course professor 'African Contemporary Art, Decolonial Studies and Contemporary Brazilian Black Production: co-organization of a dialogue' as part of the Postgraduate Program in Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts Federal University of Rio de Janeiro PPGAV EBA UFRJ; (Postgraduate Certificate)
2019/03 - 2019/06 Invited professor for the course ‘Spatial Configuration Languages I’ DESILHA in the City, Prof. Livía Flores PPGAV EBA / UFRJ part of Plataforma Emergência, Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica; (Postgraduate Certificate)
2019/05 - 2019/05 Invited professor for 3 lessons “Artistic experience in contemporary Africa” as part of the Training and Deformation Program - Emergency and Resistance course, School of Visual Arts EAV Parque Lage http://eavparquelage.rj.gov.br/ May 2019;
2018/10 - 2018/10 Invited professor for 2 lessons, Gentrification issues between North and South (in English) as part of the course "Space and Society" (urban sociology), Polytechnic of Milan, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies DASTU, Milan, 2018; (Magister)
2015/09 - 2015/12 Course ‘O Espetáculo Da Cidade E O Espetáculo Das Artes’ – (in portuguese) Institute of Art of the State University of Rio - UERJ, as part of the course Theory and History of Art, September / Dicember 2015;
2015/08 - 2015/11 Course ‘A Arte de Gentrificar’ (in portuguese ) Escola de Artes Visuais EAV Parque Lage. http://eavparquelage.rj.gov.br/- - August / November 2015;
2015/06 - 2015/06 Lesson “Mega event and Social Movements in Brazil, South Africa and Italy” ( in english ) – parte del Post Graduate Programe Coopera(c)tion, knowledge and skills for sustainable cities in the Global South, del Politecnico di Milano, 18.06.2015;
2015/06 - 2015/06 Lesson “Urban Renewal Gentrification, a social space observation: Oslo/Milano/Johannesburg/Rio de Janeiro” (in english) as part of the course of urban sociology, Milan Polytechnic, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies DASTU, Milan 5.06.2015;
2014 - 2014 One week Course ‘Mega-eventos e Transformações Urbanas’, International Relations Institute IRI / PUC Rio de Janeiro, Ottobre 2014.
2014 - 2014 Lesson Public art, Urban Regeneration and gentrification (em Italian), Naba – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti de Milano as part of the course on art and collective actions in public spaces, Abril 2014. 

Evaluation committee

Activity description
Institution / Organization Funding entity
2019/03 - 2019/03 Member of the Selection Committee for the Master course on Visual Languages of the 2019 Graduate Program in Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts Federal University of Rio de Janeiro PPGAV EBA UFRJ;
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Escola de Belas Artes , Brazil

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2014/06/09 EDIÇÃO 445 | 09 JUNHO 2014, A Copa na África do Sul: falsa coesão social. In this interview, given by phone to IHU On-Line, the researcher analyzes the consequences of the World Cup held in South Africa, compares its characteristics with those of the event being organized in Brazil and criticizes the Brazilian government for not opposing the demands imposed by the international football federation, FIFA. Revista Instituto Humanitas Unisinos - IHU online

Interview (tv / radio show)

Program Topic
2021/06/12 - Current Radio Popolare Giornale Radio Omicron situation update in South Africa
2018/10/10 - Current IL BRASILE AL BALLOTTAGGIO MA BOLSONARO SUPERA IL 47% Radio Black out Torino https://radioblackout.org/2018/10/il-brasile-al-ballottaggio-ma-bolsonaro-supera-il-47/ Political commentary on the 2018 Brazilian elections
2022/10/31 - 2022/10/31 LULA E’ DI NUOVO PRESIDENTE DEL BRASILE Brazilian elections
2021/11/30 - 2021/11/30 OMICRON: CORRISPONDENZA DAL SUDAFRICA CON LAURA BUROCCO Omicron update in South Africa

Mentoring / Tutoring

Topic Student name
2021/10/05 - 2022/01/20 Power relations and interests into the African black art market Phokeng Tshepo Setai
2019/08 - 2020/01 Visual Arts Luiz Baltar