Collective residences

ISABELA COSTA

From Thursday, 31 October 2019 to Thursday, 14 November 2019

ISABELA COSTA
PhD Researcher at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) and Records Manager at Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)
Rio de Janeiro

Bio

PhD in progress in Information Science from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF-2017), Master in Information Science (UFF-2014), Bachelor degree  in Archival Science (UFF-2011). She is currently work at Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) where she acts as Records Management Manager, in the position of Archivist.  Subjects of interest: information policies, diversity policies, access to information, social use of information, cultural dissemination in archives, archival principles, records management, documentary production. 

Project

In this Thematic Residence “Policies of Diversity” I’m going to work about  the challenges presented by political and social transformations of access to information including their impact on individuals and society. The exercise of the right to access public information becomes effective through investment in public policies, which broaden the actions of the State in programs to support information policies, generating an increase in the interaction between the State and civil society. This Residency Program is going to support the expansion of knowledge through actions and expand the diversity in the university environment.

Experience and diversity

When I submitted my PHD research project to Faber for Diversity Policies, I imagined it could be an opportunity to grow professionally, practice other languages, and meet people interested in sharing experiences. But all my expectations were really surpassed. The experience has been amazing and encouraging. The accommodation at Hotel Riu Fluvia is the best possible, as we have the comfort and space necessary for plunging into reading and research development, there is absolutely nothing to worry about, the experience has it’s own awareness of existence, a retreat that allows for even greater reflections and awakens our creativity. At dinner we can try all the best of Catalan cuisine, it’s all really delicious and the people who work in the restaurant are very friendly and polite, especially Daniella, who brings us her best smile and friendliness every day. The daily contact with the group of resident researchers has been really fantastic, in a few days I’ve learned so much and broken so many barriers that I am very grateful to be part of this process. Linguistic, cultural, academic and personal barriers simply disappear when you find people who welcome openness and who accept and add to the different. Diversity is thinking as a collective, pluralizing ideas, empathizing what is different, gathering diverse elements to build a democratic space. And that’s what this residency at Faber has given me, a real experience of diversity. Therefore, I have only to thank for the welcome and attention of the whole team of organizers who made this thematic residence possible: Pepa, Gavina and Francesc. And to all fellow residents whose friendship and affection I will take forever.

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