2021-03-10 WEBINAR #2 Colonial Legacies of gender and sexuality


Wednesday March 10, 08:00-09:30 UTC
Language: English (speaking), live captions English

This event is part of a series of 4 webinars:
WEBINAR #1 – March 02
Marginalisation & Minoritisation: domination, discrimination, exclusion and erasure
WEBINAR #2 – March 10
Colonial Legacies of gender and sexuality in (World) Heritage
WEBINAR #3 – March 15
Local Learning: everyday activism, everyday resistances – WHAT CAN I DO?
WEBINAR #4 – March 23
Institutional Inequalities: unequal power relations


In this webinar, we interrogate the ways in which colonial legacies of gender and sexuality are often brought about in cultural heritage institutions, spaces and dialogues. In light of this, the webinar will raise questions around what strategies may be used to disrupt heteronormativity when we engage with cultural heritage.


Nicole Moolhuijsen (Italy). Nicole Moolhuijsen is researcher at Venice Ca’ Foscari University (Department of Management); Italy. She also works freelance on accessibility, interpretation and audience engagement with cultural institutions. In 2019 she was awarded a grant to undertake research at IHLIA LGBT Heritage in Amsterdam (NL) and currently works on heritage activism and gender, sexual and relationship diversities. She is perspective PhD student at the University of Leicester (Research Centre for Museums and Galleries) and Board Member of ICFA (ICOM International Committee for Fine Art Museums and Collections). Twitter: @nicolemool

Laura Rodriguez Castro (Australia). Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro is a researcher, writer and educator interested in decolonial, anti-racist and feminist approaches to difficult memories and heritage. She will be starting a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation in March 2021. Laura’s book with Palgrave Decolonial Feminisms, Power and Place: Sentipensando with Rural Women in Colombia explores how rural women enact and imagine decolonial feminist worlds. Twitter: @laurarc91 

Deepak Srinivasan (India). Deepak Srinivasan is a Bangalore-based artist, media practitioner and design educator with 15 years of practice in performing arts, radio, film, community media, design and pedagogy that converge as trans-disciplinary practice. Deepak’s work in community media and social design has spanned many youth groups, special children’s groups (school drop-outs, children in State rimand and juvenile justice homes) and special communities such as street-based sex-workers. His interests include gender, ecology, creative education design, urban space design, knowledge system practices; with a focus on modernity and its intersections with historic process, oral histories and collective memory. Deepak’s formal work experience span media content design with urban arts and public sphere centric institutions, social sector collaborators, institutional and independent academic curriculum design and delivery and diverse client based design consultancies. 

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