This year, the Brazilian Studies program revived an old tradition and organized a “Brazil Week” featuring various events on Brazilian culture and politics. With the Brazil Week from 17-21 April 2023, we aimed to invite people within the university, as well as from civil society and the Brazilian community in and around Aarhus, to engage in conversation and increase Brazil’s visibility in the region.
The well-attended opening event focused on several dimensions of Danish-Brazilian relations. After opening remarks by Head of CAS Andreas Roepstorff, Carlos Moscardo (Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Brazil, Copenhagen) outlined the past and present state of bilateral relations and highlighted key areas of cooperation. Melanie Germain Rosendahl (Vestas) emphasized the significance of sustainable energy production for current and future economic collaboration between both countries. Georg Fischer (Department of Global Studies, AU) presented an overview of several decades of research and teaching related to Brazil at Aarhus University.
The Brazil Week 2023 furthermore featured an art exhibition and artistic performances, a zoom conversation with Indigenous leader Tumé HuniKuin and her daughter Samany HuniKuin (see separate event reports) as well as a film screening and a student excursion to visit the Brazilian Embassy in Copenhagen. The week was received with great interest, and we look forward to similar event cycles in the future.
We thank the Brazilian Embassy in Copenhagen for their generous support of this opening event and of the whole Brazil Week.