On the 6th of October, at 6:30 pm, CIAC researcher Juliana Wexel and CIAC vice-coordinator Bruno Mendes da Silva participate in the Congreso Universitario Internacional sobre Contenidos, Investigación, Innovación y Docencia (CUICIID 2021). The 11th edition of the congress takes place in online format, under the themes: Communication, Teaching, Social Sciences and Humanism, Innovation, Research and Librarianship.

Integrating the panel “Humanism 4: Género y sus lecturas en el siglo XXI”, the researchers will present “Vulva Art, Arte Urbana e Média-Arte Digital: reflexões sobre a estetização da vulva e os discursos estéticos no espaço público” [“Vulva Art, Urban Art and Digital Media-Art: reflections on the aestheticization of the vulva and aesthetic discourses in public space”]. In this communication is made a comparative analysis of five works (between Brazil, Portugal and Spain) that aestheticize the vulva in public space and produce a new artistic representations of the genitalia. It is intended to reflect on the contribution of these representations in a movement of epistemological transition in gender discourses, in the field of cultural relations.

With the aim of fostering intersectional discussions of feminist studies, based on contemporary cultural manifestations that make use of digital technologies as a communicational and artistic support for their aesthetic discourses, it also seeks to contribute to a creative literacy of image studies in digital media art.

This participation results from the research in the thesis “Vulva art, art(vi)smo and digital media art: Imagetic contributions in new feminist aesthetic discourses for a culture of equality”, of Juliana Wexel’s PhD in Digital Media-Art, hosted by CIAC, funded by FCT and oriented by Bruno Mendes da Silva.

CUICIID 2021 is organized by Concilium – Grupo Complutense Validado de Investigación en Comunicación, La Editorial THOMSON-REUTERS-ARANZADI, Fórum Internacional de Comunicación y Relaciones Públicas (FÓRUM XXI), Sociedad Española de Estudios de Comunicación Iberoamericana (SEECI) and Revista de Ciencias de la Comunicación e Información.