The Research Group in Sex, Gender and Sexuality, University of Roehampton


Friday 30 January 2015, Jubilee Studio 5, Digby Stuart College
University of Roehampton, London SW15 5PH

This event is open to students, academics, practitioners and others. The day is FREE but spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

Please email c.hamilton@roehampton.ac.uk to reserve a place.

In recent years the ‘archival turn’ in feminist scholarship and gender and queer theory has expanded talk of the archive well beyond history - and indeed well beyond traditional forms of scholarship - to prompt debates and interventions across academic areas, and between scholars, cultural practitioners, archivists and activists over the modes and politics of archiving, and the ways in which feminists and others create, construct and research ‘archives’.

This workshop is designed as a space for discussion across disciplines about the ways in which we understand, theorise and use archives from different academic perspectives, the ways in which archives and archival research is gendered, and the ways in which feminist interventions are changing the definition and shape of archives in the process.

The day will consist of two panel presentations (morning and afternoon), followed by a final roundtable and reception. There will be plenty of time for group discussion and exchange of ideas and experiences among speakers and participants.

Maria Tamboukou: Entanglements in the archive of feminist memories
11:30-12:00 COFFEE (Own arrangements; various options on campus)
Maria del Mar Yanez-Lopez: Art historical representation and accountability: re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive
Eleanor Roberts: Restless images: the feminist performances of Rose Finn-Kelcey
Avanthi Meduri: Performing in the postcolonial archive
1:30-2:30 LUNCH (Own arrangements; various options on campus)
Holly Pester: Anecdote, gossip and fiction as modes of aberrant research
Holly Ingleton: Sounding out archival interventions
3:30-4:30 RESPONDENT
Carrie Hamilton

email c.hamilton@roehampton.ac.uk to reserve a place.

The Writing Sound: a project by Daniella Cascella

The Writing Sound 2 blog is now online - until 14 December.


Audio and texts by Adam Potts, Amelia Ishmael, Angus Carlyle, Aya Kasai, C.D. Rose, Charlie Fox, Christian Patracchini, Christof Migone, Craig Dworkin, David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin, David Toop and Rie Nakajima, Elena Biserna, Elin Øyen Vister, Georgia Rodger, Helena Hunter, Julie Lillelien Porter, Leif Elggren, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Mark Peter Wright, Patrick Farmer, Phil Owen, Psykick Dancehall, Richard Skinner, Signe Lidén, Tone Gellein, Ursula Nistrup, Will Montgomery.


Letter against repression and criminalization of civil protests in Mexico



"Letter against repression and criminalization of civil protests in Mexico"

November 22nd, 2014

Enrique Peña Nieto
President of Mexico

Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong
Ministry of the Interior

Jesús Murillo Karam
Attorney General

Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Organization of American States

To the international community

To the general public,

We wish to express our deepest alarm and anger over the repressive actions that the government of Mexico has systematically demonstrated in response to the public unrest generated by the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa?s Teacher?s College.

President Enrique Peña Nieto?s statements about using state forces on November 19th, and the excesses committed by the anti-riot police and other security bodies against the peaceful civilian demonstration on November 20th, constitute ominous signs that threaten the peaceful development of the citizens? protest movement. Legitimate public outrage and mobilization movements in response to violence and impunity in Mexico are a direct consequence of the inefficiency of the Justice apparatus and a lack of confidence in the security forces. It is obvious that the same apparatus, deeply involved in corruption
scandals, is incapable of offering a political solution to the conflict that the country is going through. For these reasons, the Global Network #AyotzinapaSomosTodos and the signatories below make the following demands and points:

1. We alert governments, media and international organizations of the risks involved in criminalizing and repressing civil protests in Mexico. The use of State forces is not the solution to the political unrest that the country is experiencing, and this approach only increases Human Rights violations and conflicts between citizens and the government as well as violating the citizenry's rights of political expression.

2. Claims made by government officials that the social movement and its media are part of a destabilization campaign are very disturbing and must be rejected.

3. We support the intervention of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of the OAS in the cases of extrajudicial killings and disappearances in Mexico. The international Community must demand that the Mexican government respect the human rights treaties it has signed.

4. We demand the immediate release of the demonstrators who were arbitrarily arrested on November 20th, 2014, during the peaceful demonstration in Mexico City's Central Square. We demand that the charges the judicial apparatus has filed against these citizens be retracted and that the authorities stop their transfer to remote prisons where they do not have legal assistance. We firmly denounce violations of the judicial process, including the hindering of defense attorneys from seeing their clients and providing proof of their innocence. The liberation of political prisoners is crucial for the restoration of the credibility of Mexican institutions.

We urge a fast response from the authorities and the recipients of this letter.

Thank you!




Sofia Leitão: Unweaving the Rainbow

Inauguração: 22 Novembro 16h-19h
Até 17 Janeiro

Na Galeria MCO: Arte Contemporânea
Rua Duque de Palmela, 143, Porto


WITCH: A side B Side Gallery, London


with: Agata Cardoso, Ami Evelyn, Carla Cruz, Caroline Halliday, Cibele Alvarenga, Emma Strangwayes-Booth, Florens Lea, Heidi Sincuba, Isabel Della-Porta, Maureen Burdock, Nicola McCarthey, Oriana Fox, Sadie Hennessy, Sarah Sparkes, Seana Wilson, Sutapa Biswas, Titus Davis, and Vika Verb.

Opening evening November 14th. 6pm-9pm. Performances & Bar November 15th - 25th. Everyday: 12pm - 6pm. Thursday 12pm - 8pm

Tuesday November 18th. 6:45pm-8pm
Artist talk with Nicola McCartney, Heidi Sincuba & Agata Cardoso

Sunday November 23rd. 12:30pm-3pm Broomstick workshop and artist led discussion on “Witch”


Hackney Downs Studios (wheelchair access) Amhurst Terrace
London E8 2BT

Trains: Dalson Junction, Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs, Rectory Road Buses: 30, 67, 76, 243, 276, 488, 149

Carla Filipe: Harbour of Antuérpia: cruzamentos históricos" / "Quatre mois dagelijks sur Antuérpia + Bélgica

“Harbour of Antuérpia: cruzamentos históricos" / "Quatre mois dagelijks sur Antuérpia + Bélgica", por Carla Filipe.
Sábado, 8 de Novembro, 16h
Galeria Múrias Centeno
Rua Miguel Bombarda 531 Porto

Esta instalação apresenta dois conjuntos de desenhos e colagens resultantes da sua residência artística na Air Antwerp. Carla Filipe apresenta-nos um retrato da cidade de Antuérpia, projectando uma abordagem de cariz histórico, que encontra na zona portuária da cidade um foco inicial mas cujo alcance se estende muito para lá da sua delimitação geográfica.

Harbour of Antuérpia: cruzamentos históricos

A pesquisa alicerça-se em documentos adquiridos em Antuérpia, coligindo cadernos escolares da década de 60 com temas variados, que vão da história aos estudos de modelismo e moda (sendo também esta uma das imagens representativas da cidade). É com base nesta documentação que a artista concebe uma abordagem cronologicamente dilatada, recuando até aos tempos da nossa expansão marítima, à criação da feitoria portuguesa na Flandres e ao impacto decisivo que esta teve no florescimento de Antuérpia, projectando a cidade como centro da “economia do mundo” no séc. XVI.

O porto de Antuérpia encerra também um pequeno capítulo da história do judaísmo. Muitos dos judeus portugueses (sefardistas), expulsos do território nacional entre 1492 e 1497, fugiram para Antuérpia, vindo a desempenhar um papel significativo no desenvolvimento cultural e económico dos Países Baixos.

Centrando-se numa cidade estrangeira, este estudo acaba por ser para a artista – pelas razões acima evocadas – uma forma de compreender melhor o seu próprio país. Portugal, hoje endividado, outrora grande potência.

Quatre mois dagelijks sur Antuérpia + Bélgica

O título deste grupo de trabalhos é composto por três idiomas: francês, o flamengo (holandês) e o português, língua materna da artista, expressa no nome da cidade e do país. A amálgama linguista presente no título tem como propósito contrariar as “fronteiras” entre o Norte e Sul da Bélgica, divisão que vemos replicar-se numa Europa que, paradoxalmente aos modelos sócio-económicos preconizados, se apresenta cada vez mais demarcada por regionalismos.

O trabalho apresentado compõe-se de colagens e desenhos que partem das observações e vivências da artista durante a sua permanência nesta cidade flamenga. O conjunto de suportes utilizados, que vão dos acetatos, cartões, até aos recortes de revistas que a artista foi reunindo, traduzem plasticamente o diálogo entre materiais adquiridos em lojas, em alfarrabistas ou, simplesmente, encontrados.

Patente | 8 Novembro - 29 Dezembro | 2014
Terça - Domingo | 15h - 20h


Maria João Guardão e Susana Mendes Silva: Disorder

"Disorder" é uma curta-metragem de Maria João Guardão e Susana Mendes Silva que irá estrear no Festival Temps d'Images - Films on Art no dia 14 de Novembro pelas 18h, no Cinema Ideal, Lisboa.

"Disorder" is a short film by Maria João Guardão and Susana Mendes Silva that will premiere at Festival Temps d'Images - Films on Art on November 14th at 6pm at Cinema Ideal, Lisbon, Portugal.