Microhistories – concealed fragilities
Where: Palau de la Virreina
La Rambla, 99

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Microhistòries de la diàspora
© Hélène Amouzou

Microhistories – concealed fragilities
Kira Bermúdez, Úrsula Santa Cruz, Anyely Marín Cisneros and Najat El Hachmi


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


A multidisciplinary space with Kira Bermúdez, Úrsula Santa Cruz, Anyely Marín Cisneros and Najat El Hachmi
Thrusday, March 15th, 7pm. Virreina LAB
Free entrance. Limited places

To explore fragility in the diasporic space is, according to Sara Ahmed, «to talk about walls, walls that are built, walls that can amount to an atmosphere, to a gesture, and what's more, walls that are not visible to everyone: to those who do not come against them, the walls do not become apparent».

The speakers of this conference will weave microhistories of estrangement and explain their own peculiar strategies for survival from their own embodied experiences. In constant dialogue with the audience, they will reveal those secret survival skills that perpetuate themselves, that assert themselves, that become obsolete and renovate themselves in the vertigo of everyday life and domestic space.

KIRA BERMÚDEZ (Minnesota, 1959), intercultural mediator and social educator, translator and occasional writer. Co-author of Mediación Intercultural: una propuesta para la formación, Agapea, 2002.

ÚRSULA SANTA CRUZ (Lima, 1966), community psychologist, focused on violence against women from an intersectional and decolonial perspective. Writer and advisor in autobiography writing workshops for women.

ANYELY MARÍN CISNEROS (Caracas, 1976), researcher in the areas of critical pedagogy and subjectivity, through decolonial methodologies and dissident sexualities. Cultural and artistic production.

NAJAT EL HACHMI (Nador, 1979), writher. Author of the novels Yo también soy catalana, Columna, 2004; El último patriarca, Planeta, 2008; La cazadora de cuerpos, Planeta, 2011, and La hija extranjera, Planeta, 2015.

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.