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Decolonial Pedagogy in Women’s Audiovisual Training in the Global South. Case studies in Mexico, Ecuador, and Guatemala

Project description

Strengthening women's role in the audiovisual industry in the Global South

Coloniality embodies the obscured facet of modernity, delineating a power structure that emerged during the period of colonisation, and it endures through sustained mechanisms of dominance and dependency. Women from the Global South have often found themselves relegated to racialised and primitive categories by modern-colonial ideals. The DEPWAT project, financially supported by the MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions), is dedicated to recovering and delivering audiovisual training to subaltern women in Mexico, Ecuador, and Guatemala. The project aims to establish a decolonial paedagogical model that promotes inclusive education and sustainability within the Latin American audiovisual sectors from an intercultural/transmodern perspective. It will employ a qualitative methodology to identify the modern-colonial-gender factors that mediate these women's education and integration into the industry.

Objective

Coloniality is known as the “darker side” of modernity. It operates as a pattern of power implanted during the historical processes of colonization, although still in force through mechanisms and relations of domination and dependency, such as: center-periphery or non-cultural/civilized. Women from the Global South stand on the margins of modern-colonial standards of being, abbreviated in a state of primitivism. This proposal approaches the audiovisual training of subaltern women in Mexico, Ecuador, and Guatemala, to offer a decolonial pedagogical model that builds paths for inclusive education and adds to the sustainability of the Latin American audiovisual sectors. It applies a qualitative methodology through the notion of situated-knowledge, by retrieving the training experiences of indigeoenous and Afro-descendant community filmmakers and audiovisual media students; likewise, with the purpose of identifying the modern-colonial-gender factors that intervene in their education and further integration into the industry. Thereby, it contributes to theoretical and methodological gaps from an intercultural/transmodern standpoint.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Net EU contribution
€ 181 152,96
Address
EDIF A CAMPUS DE LA UAB BELLATERRA CERDANYOLA V
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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