The conference is structured around four interdisciplinary axes that seek to organize a multiplicity of positions and perspectives on the subject. Each theme is inclusive of different approaches to the variety of elements and aspects that make up the Uruguayan carnival. Each proposes a guide for approaches or topics for the presentation of papers. Descriptions are suggestive rather than prescriptive. We welcome all proposals falling under these broad categories.
This axis includes discussions that consider the links between carnival and art, including proposals that investigate theatricalities and corporealities on stage, as well as reflections on the musical, sonic, poetic, choreographic or visual knowledge and aesthetics of carnival, among others.
This axis may include reflections on carnival and work, public policies associated with the celebration, meetings, cooperative processes, and the different forms of organisation that facilitate and emerge from the Uruguayan carnival.
This section brings together reflections on the social imaginaries of the Uruguayan carnival, its categories, communities and ensembles. Also debates on the cultural representations of carnival, the question of the popular, and the territorial anchoring of the celebration, as well as views on representations of carnival in the media and other associated processes.
This axis considers the historical evolution of Uruguayan carnival, the ways in which it is documented and archived, as well as possible analyses of carnival discourse. It includes reflections in terms of diversity, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, race, nationhood and intersectionality relating to different phenomena that make up the Uruguayan carnival; debates on the politicisation and partisanship of carnival, and on the question of carnival humour and its limits (humour and political commentary are both recognised features of Uruguayan carnival).
All organisers are based in Uruguay unless mentioned.