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Dear readers, 

It's been a while since you last heard from us. At the beginning of September we were evaluated here in São Paulo by our funding institution, the German Ministry of Education and Research. We are we are happy to announce, that after all the hard work over these last 2,5 years, the Centre has been approved for it’s main phase and will be financed for another six years.

Mecila Team
. News . 
: Presenting Mecila Researchers
Who would better explain what one's research is about but the researchers themselves? This is why we bring we you these short interviews with some of our Senior Fellows and Postdoctoral Researchers, where they share a little about their work at Mecila and their stay in São Paulo. It's a good opportunity for you to check out and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Artificial intelligence welcomes humans | An interview with Christoph Benzmüller
Our colleagues of the German Centre for Research and Innovation a very interesting and up-to-date interview with Prof. Christoph Benmzüller on the current roles of artificial intelligence in our lives and the problems and questions this ever-growing integration brings. The text is available in Portuguese, German and English.

Along with Prof. Astrid Ulloa and Prof. Laymert Santos, he was one of the panel members of our event "From Socionatures to Humanoid Robots", held on July, at the Goethe Institut from São Paulo. 
. New publications . 
: Conviviality Dossier | Novos Estudos Cebrap
The latest issue of Novos Estudos Cebrap brings in its Conviviality Dossier a variety of contributions on how this conceptual framework has been used in current debates. All articles are open access and available in English.

This collection also illustrates a core aspect of the purposes of Mecila, as put by authors Sergio Costa and Marcos Nobre: conviviality should not be taken as an enclosed notion or a fixed starting point. It is rather a way of looking, a lens that can be used from the standpoint of different disciplines, through which inequality and difference are conceived as "structuring elements of existing patterns of coexistence".
: New Working Papers 
Three new Working Papers have just arrived at our website, with the most recent developments of ongoing researches in conviviality-inequality.
Guillermo Banzato presents the current situation that the Latin American editors and publishers are facing regarding the maintenance of an open access policy towards academic production. 
How conviviality played a role in the journeys of a traveller who crossed territories of five different empires during colonial times is the subject addressed by Raquel Gil Montero and Sarah Albiez-Wieck.
And Claudia Briones focuses on the indigenous propositions of Buen Vivir, considering not only the questions and claims raised by this form of thought and action but also how they are challenged by non-indigenous social actors.

. We recommend . 

: Inequality over the world | a series by Folha de São Paulo 
Brazilian Newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, brings a huge new thematic series on the effects of income inequalities over the world. Even though millions of people are leaving extreme poverty, the gap between them and the wealthiest is also becoming wider. Reporters went to South Africa, the United Kingdom, Brazil, the United States, Spain, France, India and China showing how inequalities take shape in these places and play a role in their political context. The series is available in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
The episode about Brazil, "A country of privileges", produced by TV Folha.
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