Decolonial reflections on contemporary cities from the perspective of Brazilian black women researchers

Cintia Ataliba Domingos

Mariana Panta

Vitória Régia Izaú

November 3, 2017, 15h00

Room 1, CES | Alta


This seminar will present preliminary data on theses in development, on themes regarding the historical construction of Brazilian cities, having as background a reflection on the development model with imported logics that expelled large portions of the poor, mainly black population, to socially marginalized localities, giving rise to urban agglomerations. The perpetuity of class-race-gender oppressions, criminalisation of poverty, State violence, with a notable reflation of colonisation, will be approached with distinct focuses, providing a space for dialogue to broaden views on urban phenomena that consider epistemes, knowledges, experiences of social subjects whose voice and life need to be recognised. The Seminar is based on the ecology of flavours and the relevant contribution of the anti-racist, anti-patriarchal, anti-chauvinist struggle for decolonial thought and for Democracy in Brazil.

Bio Notes

CINTIA ATALIBA DOMINGOS: Born in the city of Viçosa in the State of Minas Gerais. Architect and Urbanist, MA in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering of the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) since 2010. Professionally, she works as Architect of the Campus of the Federal University of Viçosa/MG. presently is temporarily licensed, as of 2015, by the UFV staff training and qualification programme to conduct a  doctoral programme at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, where she is developing a thesis on feminism and architecture, supervised by Jorge Manuel Fernandes Figueira Ferreira and co-supervised by Tiago Castela.

MARIANA PANTA: Born in the city of São Paulo, State of São Paulo currently resides in Londrina, State of Paraná. BA in Physical Education and  Sociology. MA in Social Sciences from the State University of Londrina (UEL). PhD candidate in Social Sciences, State University of São Paulo (UNESP/Marília), under supervision of Edemir de Carvalho. Conducting a PhD internship at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal (CES/UC), as a fellow in the Doctoral Exchange Programme (PDSE/CAPES) under supervision of Giovanni Allegretti. She is a researcher at the Laboratory of Culture and Afro-Brazilian Studies (LEAFRO/UEL), working on the production of bibliography in accordance with Law 10.639/03. Her research interests are Race Relations, Urban and Racial Segregation, Racism, Affirmative Action Policies and Trajectories of Black Personalities.

VITÓRIA RÉGIA IZAÚ: Born in Rio de Janeiro and a former resident of the Rocinha favela, where she lived for 26 years. Currently, lives in the city of Belo Horizonte. He holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), a Masters in Education from the Faculty of Education at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (FAE/UFMG), where she develops the thesis “Urban Insurgencies and the Right to the City from the perspective of activists in Belo Horizonte”, in the Doctoral Programme on Education and Social Inclusion, in line: Education, Culture, Social Movements and Collective Actions, under supervision of Rogério Cunha Campos. She develops a doctoral internship at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, under supervision of Bruno Sena Martins. She is a CAPES Fellow of the Abdias Nascimento Programme, focused on black and indigenous women researchers. In Belo Horizonte, she is an activist of the collective Pretas em Movimento. She has experience in topics such as Popular Education in Urban Peripheries, Diversity and Race Relations, Youth and Education, Development of methodologies for children and young people in urban settlements, Right to the City.