At CERADA, the Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts, I have been coordinating the Academic Reading Circle on Post-Qualitative Inquiry and Arts Education and Ableism. I also had been working on the writing of papers regarding neurodiversity and neuroqueerness challenges for arts education environments. The paper “Queering the Ghosts of Typicality” was accepted in the First International Queer Death Studies Conference, taking place in Karlstad, Sweden during the first week of November. I also have been developing artistic research propositions.
I have a bachelor’s degree in communications and a Master of Science in Image and Sound (Film Studies). In My PhD in Communications and Semiotics, I mainly worked with affect theory, following Baruch Spinoza’s approach on affects, problematizing how to develop an immanent critique of media that do not rely on judgemental utterances but transformative justice, relying on Spinozian difference between moral judgement and ethical evaluation. During my PhD, I had contact with the work of Brian Massumi, and then did part of my thesis at Concordia University (Montreal), participating of the Senselab – a research-group on Philosophy and artistic research. Since then, my interests have been shifting towards developing educational and artistic practices that attune to non-typical affects and ways of perceiving the world, as neurodiversity. I was invited for a Postdoctoral position in Concordia University in 2018, where for one year, supervised by Doctor Erin Manning, I participated of the Anarchive project, as well developing a written and visual practice around the issue of spectrality (forthcoming). Since 2019, I am a postdoctoral researcher at CERADA (The Center for Educational Research and Academic Development of the Arts) at The University of Arts Helsinki, where I am developing a project around neurodiversity and how to produce artistic and educational spaces open for neurodiverse affects, and a film proposition.
Senselab, Montreal, Canada (2016) – six months
Senselab, Montreal, Canada (2018-2019) – one year
KELP Festival, Lofoten Islands, Norway (2019) – one week
Future artistic residencies
Öres – Örö Island Residency Program, Örö, Finland (2020) – one month
Research and publications
1. Manning, E., Trento, F.B. (trans.) (2020) Sempre mais do que um. São Paulo: GLAC[forthcoming]. From: Manning, E (2012) Always more than one: the individuation’s dance Durham and London: Duke University Press.
2. Massumi, B., Trento, F.B., Mello, F. (trans.) (2017) O que os animais nos ensinam sobre política, São Paulo: n-1 publications. From: Massumi, B (2014) What animals teach us about politics Durham and London: Duke University Press.
3. Massumi, B., Trento, F.B. (trans.) (2016) “A arte do corpo relacional: do espelho-tátil ao corpo virtual.” Galáxia (São Paulo), n. 31, p. 5-21. From: Massumi, B (2016) The Art of The Relational Body: From Mirror-Touch to The Virtual Body.  10.1590/1982-25542016126462
4. Gunkel, D.J, Trento, F.B., Norcia, D (trans.) (2017) “Comunicação e inteligência artificial: novos desafios e oportunidades para a pesquisa em comunicação”. Galáxia (São Paulo) no. 34, p. 5-19.  10.1590/1982-2554201730816 From: Gunkel, D.J. (2016) Communication and artificial intelligence: new and opportunities and challenges for communication research.
Refereed Journal Publications
1. Trento, F.B. (2019). “Anarchival cinema and the powers of the false”. Inflexions vol. 11. PopFab. (Nov 2019). ISSN 1916-5870. https://tinyurl.com/v629hj2
2. Trento, F.B., Kuipers, H. (2018)“Extraordinary Adventures in Neurodiversity with Dougie Jones” Inflexions, (INfLx pOp up 1: Diversity in Diversity* (Sept 2018). https://goo.gl/ArVLkg [artistic-research text]
3. Trento, F.B.(2017)“Vivendo sob os murmúrios de Atlas” Galáxia (São Paulo), (n. 35), p. 132-139. 10.1590/1982-255401327661
4. Trento, F.B.(2015)“Sobre a urgência do pensamento de Michel Foucault.” Galáxia (São Paulo), (30), p. 185-190. 10.1590/1982-25542015202
5. Trento, F.B., Venanzoni, T.(2014)“Afetos contemporâneos e comunicação – algumas perspectivas” Rumores (USP), v. 8, n. 16, p. 109-128. 10.1590/1982-25542015202
1.Trento, F.B; Hoogendoorn, A. ‘i’m vrey into you‘, Research Catalogue (2019) https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/647035/647036/0/0 [accessed 29/07/2019]
2. Hoogendoorn, A., Trento, F.B. (2019) “A spectropoetic love letter”. Simulacrum: Liefde – Love. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. ISSN 0929-7480
3. Trento, F.B. (2016)”struggles of an abstract animal”. Inflexions vol 10, Modes of Exhaustion. https://bit.ly/2OFvnOw
Peer-Reviewed Abstracts Published in Books of Proceedings of Conferences
1. Trento, F.B. (2019).“Neuro-queering the ghosts of typicality’. In: The First International Queer Death Studies Conference. Death Matters, Queer(ing) Mourning, Attuning to Transitionings. Karlstad (SE).
2. Trento, F.B. (2018). Spectropoetic contingencies and cinematic fabulations: Two propositions on image and spectrology. In: Affects, Interfaces, Events: Book of Abstracts and Exhibitions. Aarhus: Aarhus University.
1. Trento, F. B., Kuipers, H., Fogliano, A. (2016) To Act But For Nothing?, Or I Would Prefer Not To? What Is An Anarchive?. In: Murphie, A. (Org.). The Go-To, How To, Book of Anarchiving. 1ed. Montreal: Senselab/Lulu, 2016.
August 31st, 2019 – A Minor Movement in Helsinki – Neuroqueerness and repairing
September 16th-22nd 2019 – KELP Congress – Diagramming Kelp. Lofoten Islands, Norway
October 24th – Workshop on disability with Liisa Jaakonaho and Kristiina Junttila for Dance Education students at TeaK
November 4-5 2019 – Presenting the paper Queering the Ghosts of Typicality at the First International Queer Death Studies Conference. Karlstad, Sweden.
December 2019 – CERADA Studia Generalia lecture On absolute hos(ti)pitality: radical difference in arts education environments. Uniarts, Helsinki.