Exhibition Launch will happen on the 4th May, from 6pm-8pm at The Exchange, King’s College London, followed by events on the 5th and 12th May
Join us for the launch event of the exhibition “DIGNITY AND RESISTANCE: Community pathways for resisting gendered urban violence in Rio de Janeiro and London”, which explores the multilayered, formal and informal initiatives built by women to create community agency and map individual and collective routes for resistance against gendered urban violence. Exhibition presents a range of creative outputs developed through the research including photography, illustration, multimedia video and podcasts.

The opening event will include a round table led by Professor Cathy McIlwaine (Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy and Professor of Geography) sharing the findings of the research ‘Resisting Violence, Creating Dignity: negotiating Violence Against Women and Girls through community history-making in Rio de Janeiro’. Cathy will be joined by Fieldwork Managers from the Women’s House of Maré (part of the Brazilian grassroots NGO Redes da Maré in Rio de Janeiro) – Julia Leal and Fernanda Vieira – and Research Associate from the project, Moniza Rizzini Ansari.

Talk + Drinks reception will take place at The Exchange, King’s College London (Bush House – North East Wing57 Aldwych, London, England, WC2B 4PA).

* The research has been developed collaboratively between King’s College London, grassroots organisation Redes da Maré, in partnership with the Federal University of Rio de JaneiroPeople’s Palace ProjectsQueen Mary University of London and Museum of the Person and is supported by the British Academy via the GCRF – Global Challenges Research Fund (Heritage, Dignity and Violence programme)

More events: Make sure you sign up for two other events/talks that are part of this exhibition programme on the 5th and 12th May at the same venue:

5th May 2022 – 6pm to 8pm – Talk: Body Mapping and Social Memory Technology for resisting gendered violence

A conversation about innovative research methods capturing formal and informal resistance against gendered violence in Rio de Janeiro.

12th May 2022 – 6pm to 8pm – Workshop: Creative Community Resistance – Brazilian migrant women in London

A conversation about how creative research methods can capture resistance against gendered violence among Brazilian migrants in London

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