Rita Brito

Rita Brito

Mamolen Dissertation Workshop Alumna 2018
Rita Brito
The project approaches the candomblé – an Afro-Brazilian religion – from the perspective of its spatial configuration. Drawing from both anthropology and geography it is centred on the ethnography of a candomblé cult house (terreiro) in Salvador - the Ilê Logundé Alakey Koysan. The project involves three main lines of investigation. The first studies the terreiro as internally differentiated place of coexistence and interaction between multiple types of being (humans, gods and spirts, animals, objects). The second focusses on the networks and trajectories that connect people to the terreiro, whereas the third discusses the insertion of the terreiro in the city of Salvador.