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Favela Virtual Tours: Learning about heritage, sustainability and communities

Register to attend (FREE) to our Favela Virtual Tours – all welcome!

Dates:

Tuesday 16th  November at 1 pm – Favela Virtual Tour Rio, Political and economic sustainability

Tuesday 7th December at 1 pm – Favela Virtual Tour Rio, Brazil 2, Cultural and environmental sustainability

 

Would you like to travel light? Would you like to explore new places from a comfortable seat of your choice? Join us to our favela virtual tours in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)!

On Tuesday 16th November at 1 pm, professional tour guides and favela residents, we’ll take you into an online tour to get to know the favela’s everyday life, residents’ social campaigns, their leaders and favelas’ storytellers.

We will be debating on economic and political sustainability issues in and between Rio’s favelas. We will be understanding how local favela organizations mobilize residents’ rights; how they collectively articulate their agendas and how they develop strategies to boost the local economy and political resistance. These issues are link with SGDs goals, especially goals 1 (No poverty) 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

The tour

will be led by the local guides: Cosme Felippsen, from Morro da Providência Role do favelados ; Erik Martins, from Rocinha, Rocinha by Rocinha and the Coletivo de Guias from Santa Marta Santa Marta Collective, who will work together during this virtual tour.

On Tuesday 7th December at 1 pm, two favela museums director and one favela tour guide in partnership with Revolusolar, we’ll talk about protecting favela local heritage and providing solar energy for favela’s residents. These issues are link with SGDs goals, especially goals 1 (No poverty) 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

The Museum of Favela (MUF) is a community-based civil society organization founded by cultural leaders living in Pavão, Pavãozinho and Cantagalo favelas. MUF aims to preserve the memory of the community, promoting the connection between residents and local culture. One current attraction is the ‘Casas-Tela’ Circuit which show different favela houses decorated with art murals. To find out more – MUF trailer

The Museum Sankofa: memories and histories from Rocinha is on the streets of Rocinha. The museum narrates what the favela o

f Rocinha really is, how this favela was constituted and where this favela’s culture came from. To find out more – Museum Sankofa

Dinei Medina and Revolusolar from favela of Chapéu Mangueira are installing solar panels to generate electricity inside the favela. They have already installed three panels in two hostels and in one public building and they developed the first solar energy cooperative insight a favela. To find our more – Solar Cooperative

These tours are part of our project ‘Promoting reflection and sharing within and across international communities’ in partnership with Bournemouth University, Oxford Brookes University, Universidad Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, University of Malaysia Sarawak and Universidade Lurio. It includes one ministry office (Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações de Moçambique). For more information International Network.

To book tours check our International Network or through  http://bit.ly/eventfavelatour

Please follow us in our social media accounts

https://www.instagram.com/tourismvirtualstories/

https://www.facebook.com/TourismVirtualStories

https://twitter.com/TVirtualStories

 

If you are interested to organise a tour for your students, please contact us Isabella Rega at irega@bournemouth.ac.uk or Juliana Mainard-Sardon at jmainardsardon@bournemouth.ac.uk

We hope you can join us and see you soon in one of our virtual tours.

Thanks!

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE (FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM): Digital media and the Syrian Crisis.

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE (FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM):
Digital media and the Syrian Crisis. How development organisations leverage digital technologies to support Syrian refugees & Internally Displaced People.

December 13, 3pm-5pm (GMT)

You are warmly invited to participate to a virtual roundtable/debate on how organisations use digital media to promote peacebuilding, reconciliation and community reconstruction in the Syrian crisis. The following organisations will present their experiences, and discuss challenges and opportunities opened up by digital media for supporting peace-building and reconciliation in the Syrian crisis:

  • Nabil Eid, Strategic Disability Inclusion – Syria
  • Joel Bergner, Artolution.
  • Ali Sheikh and Aida Hussein, Syrian Eyes.
  • Mohammed Al Dbiyat, Salamieh Friends Association.
  • Suha Tutunji, Jusoor Organization.

The event will be live-streamed on the e-Voices: Redressing Marginality facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BUevoices/

The virtual roundtable is part of the AHRC International Network eVoices: Redressing Marginality. To know more about the network please check our website: http://evoices.cemp.ac.uk/

Few days left to register to the “Creativity and Marginality” open symposium

You are warmly invited to participate to the final dissemination event of our AHRC e-Voices: Redressing Marginality International Network, titled Creativity and Marginality. The event will take place on December 5 (4pm-8pm), Lawrence Lecture Theatre and The Lees Gallery.

In this symposium BU academics across faculties will present their own research which resonates with the theme: addressing creativity in practice, research method and outcome and with socially marginalised groups. The symposium will be followed by the opening of an exhibition featuring a small selection of pieces presented at the ShiftEye Gallery in Nairobi Kenya. It will also include some pieces from other projects. Finally the evening will conclude with a screening of the documentary Aji-Bi: Under the Clock Tower (2015) by Moroccan director Rajaa Saddiki. A film about a group of Senegalese migrant women working as hairdressers and stranded in Casablanca.

Check the program and register here!

Open Event: Creativity and Marginality

You are warmly invited to participate to the final dissemination event of our AHRC e-Voices: Redressing Marginality International Network, titled Creativity and Marginality. The event will take place on December 5 (4pm-8pm), Lawrence Lecture Theatre and The Lees Gallery.

The Creativity and Marginality Symposiumwas conceived of, following a series of workshops and events held in the UK, Kenya and Brazil, as part of the AHRC E-Voices: Redressing Marginliaty Network (evoices.cemp.ac.uk). This network focuses upon marginalized groups across different geographical regions that are using technologies in a range of ways to bring voice to their experiences of marginality.

In this symposium BU academics across faculties will present their own research which resonates with the theme: addressing creativity in practice, research method and outcome and with socially marginalized groups. The symposium will be followed by the opening of an exhibition featuring a small selection of pieces presented at the ShiftEye Gallery in Nairobi Kenya. It will also include some pieces from other projects. Finally the evening will conclude with a screening of the documentary Aji-Bi: Under the Clock Tower (2015) by Moroccan director Rajaa Saddiki. A film about a group of Senegalese migrant women working as hairdressers and stranded in Casablanca.

Check the program and register here!

Few days left to register to “e-Voices: Redressing Marginality”, an AHRC Open Event

You are warmly invited to participate to our Open Event on digital media and marginalised voices. The event will take place on January 17 (9.30am-5pm) at EBC. We have some great speakers lined up, such as Prof Jo Tacchi – Loughborough University, Prof Tim Unwin – Royal Holloway, and Elettra Pellanda – PositiveNegatives.

Please see the event page: http://evoices.cemp.ac.uk/bournemouth-uk/ for further details and registration info.

Open Event. e-Voices: Redressing Marginality

You are warmly invited to participate to our Open Event on digital media and marginalised voices. The event will take place on January 17 (9.30am-5pm) at EBC. We have some great speakers lined up, such as Prof Jo Tacchi – Loughborough University, Prof Tim Unwin – Royal Holloway, Joey Ayoub – Global Voices and Elettra Pellanda – PositiveNegatives.

Please see the event page: http://evoices.cemp.ac.uk/bournemouth-uk/ for further details and registration info.