The Desejar Academy, promoted by Braga 25, will bring together members of the community and Braga's cultural, educational, and environmental agents to think about the city's social context through a series of Wheels of Knowledge.

04 July 2024
04 July 2024

As part of the Desejar – Arts and Common Places Movement, Desejar Academy is an initiative that brings the community closer to Braga's cultural, social, and civic space.

Promoted by Braga 25 - Portuguese Capital of Culture in 2025, the initiative promotes a series of Wheels of Knowledge, throughout the second half of this year. These Wheels of Knowledge seek to generate knowledge exchanges between and with the city's different cultural, social, educational, and environmental agents, as well as people linked to areas and themes identified as relevant by these agents, who will be invited to participate in this Academy.

The first Desejar Academy: Wheels of Knowledge takes place on July 5 (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) and 6 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. + 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) at gnration, centered on the theme "Cultivating collective creation processes" and with a limit of 15 participants. This first session will be activated by Francis Wilker - artist, director, researcher, and curator - who hosts Luís Fernandes - musician and artistic director of Theatro Circo and gnration - as his guest. This launch session explores some devices to stimulate collective creation processes to value the singularities, skills, different life paths, and points of view of the participants, to compose original artistic creations. 

The next sessions happen on October 4 and 5, and from October 29 to 31. Registration for the Wheels of Knowledge is free.

Learn more about this initiative at and join the first session here.