Inês Ponte

Inês Ponte

Anthropologist

  • Culture of memory, Decolonization, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Lisbon (Portugal)

Inês Ponte is an Portuguese anthropologist interested in visuality and knowledge production. She combines anthropology with history as a way to explore relations between the local-regional-global from a postcolonial perspective in several geographies (Angola, India), as well as the potential of visual methods for research, namely, cinema, photography and drawing. She is also a museum researcher (Angola, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland) engaging with institutional and private archives. She has collaborated in transdisciplinary teams, crisscrossing anthropology with psychology, literature, art critic, education and communication, in Portugal, India, the UK and Angola. She has coordinated the research project Mobilising Archives: photography in Southern Angola (2017-2020).

Related links

Inês Ponte at the Latitude Festival: Call for Action & Reflection on Decolonising Archives

Mobilising Archives: history, photography and anthropology

RDC Virtual: digital film repository

Article about the workshop “(De)colonial film archives” on buala.org, a open access website for public debate about the impact of racism and colonialism across Portuguese-speaking communities (available also in French and Portuguese)

Contributions by Inês Ponte