Inherent differences: a diasporic perspective
Where: Palau de la Virreina
La Rambla, 99

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microhistòries de la diàspora
© Hélène Amouzou

Inherent differences: a diasporic perspective
Avtar Brah


Activity from Microhistories of the Diaspora. «Embodied» experiences of female dispersion
Created by La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Supported by Pla Barcelona Interculturalitat
Curated by Tania Adam


Lecture by Avtar Brah Moderated by Brigitte Vasallo, with the participation of Lola López (Comisionada de Inmigración, Interculturalidad y Diversidad del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona)
Wednesday, March 14th, 7pm. Espai 4
Free entrance. Limited places


According to Avtar Brah, the diasporic space is inhabited by those who have migrated but equally by those who are constructed and represented as «indigenous». Brah attacks the idea of having a monolithic identity based on a single territory and culture, and reflects on the diasporic gaze's ability to build new points of view that make it possible to inhabit a deeply questioned inherent difference, connected to life on country borders.

AVTAR BRAH (Panjab), emeritus professor of Sociology in the Birkbeck College, University of London, specialised in ethnic identities and a member of several activist organizations that advocate for black feminism. In her works, born from her activist experience, Brah explores the intersectionality of gender, race, ethnicity, class and age from a multi-axis framework of power. Author of Cartographies of Diaspora: Contesting Identities (Spanish edition: Cartografías de la Diáspora. Identidades en Cuestión, Traficantes de sueños, 2011.)

BRIGITTE VASALLO (Barcelona, 1973), writer by fits and stars, occasional journalist, intercultural mediator, advocate of alternative sexual and affective relations and feminist. Author of the novel PornoBurka, Ediciones cautivas, 2013.

TANIA ADAM (Maputo, 1979), journalist; culture producer. Founder and chief editor in Radio Africa Magazine. TV Host in Terrícoles betevé and radio host in radio africa @beteve 91.0 Fm.