Feminist Anti-racist tour in Barcelona
This activity is based on the need to change the notion of knowledge as something that only happens in the university and place it in relation to the local context as a knowledge-producing agent, both in its spatial and temporal dimension.
To this purpose, we will carry out the Feminist-Antiracist Route in Barcelona, which addresses women’s fights in the city, giving account of diverse collectives and interests articulated in this category, as well as the links between some fights with others. The main objective of this route is to account for feminist and anti-racist movements as fights for the sustainment of life, which have had various forms of expression throughout the history of Barcelona.
We propose the pedagogical tool of the routes-tours as an experience of reflection, participation and strengthening of networks and critical thinking.
- To make visible, through movement (physical, temporal and virtual), temporal-spatial enclaves of the patriarchal, colonial and racist system, through actions of resistance against these systems generated by social movements.
- To position activist knowledge as knowledge about the systems of oppression that shape today’s society.
- To reflect on other forms of teaching-learning outside the classroom, which place knowledge in the local space as a pedagogical resource.
Procedure (steps, instructions and timing)
- Presentation of the activity to the group via Zoom video conference and Miro platform and more specific instructions of it.
- The route will be conducted live from Barcelona, followed by the group through Zoom’s video conference. During the route, there will be pauses between stops, where participants will be able to post comments on the Miro to feed the final discussion.
- Once the route has finished, there will be time for discussion and questions.
- Reflection on the patriarchal, colonial and racist system through the history of the city, considering activist processes of memory construction.
- Learning about the role of social movements in the resistance against these systems of oppression.
- Recognition of activist knowledge as valid knowledge about the systems of oppression that shape today’s society.
- Learning about the potential of other forms of teaching-learning, situating knowledge in the local space.
- Active participation in processes of creation of historical narratives about the city, reflecting on the link and responsibility of the university on what happens in the context, beyond theoretical analysis.
- Metta, M. (2017). Embodying Métissage: Entangling Memory, Identity and Difference in Feminist Intercultural Storymaking. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 38(1), 70–87.