Between the musealized memories and the elderly people’s memories of “Pão de Santo Antônio”: thoughts on the elder people’s memories in a decolonial perspective




This article’s main goal is to present thoughts about a research the elderly people’s memories who lives in asylums in a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach. Therefore, we place the context in which the elderly people living in asylums, In this case,Pão de Santo Antônio asylum, Along with the Santo Antônio Typography Museum and the Voz de Diamantina Newspaper, Shapes the “Pão de Santo Antônio” Association complex, formerly called “Recolhimento dos Pobres de Pão de Santo Antônio”, in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, showing its invisibility through the production of institutionalized memories. We also propose a listening/interpretation of these subjects' narratives as a possibility of knowing other stories that break with the colonized perspective which contributes to the silencing of other’s histories, through a phenomenological approach. Finally, It is highlighted the potential for further inquiries that enable the emergence of other human stories opposed to the institutionalized memory.