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Lígia Oliveira

Maia, Portugal
Lígia Oliveira is a Designer. She presented her PhD at the University of Barcelona on how culture is used in the production of space, in 2014. She was researcher at this University and invited professor at the Master in Art and Design for the Public Space, at the University of Porto. She was co-editor of the book "The Economy of the Artist" and works as an independent professional since 2002. Her work has been exhibited in Antwerp, Lisbon, Paris, Madrid, Porto and Barcelona.

Songs to my mother


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Songs to my mother


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
A reflection on structural gender violence and women’s life in public spaces
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  • Systemic changes

This work calls for gender issues to be part of our urban design practice. It aims to bring awareness to identity conceptualizations, women’s emotional landscapes, and how women experience life in cities. The material experience of urban life cannot be separated from our basic beliefs; thus, more than a certain architecture or design style, form or material, the awareness of social issues allows for a resistance against certain practices and becomes part of the solution. Critical thinking is called upon public space design for equality, safety accompanying the routines of daily life and in the acceptance of our inner atmospheres’ exploration in nature within urbanization. A significant part of women’s individual and collective struggle is held beyond close doors in spaces of intimacy; but its overcome is achieved by the whole society with a practice sustained in our daily lives outside buildings, through well design elements providing healthy social interactions to occur.



Songs to my mother


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

Songs to my mother


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
A reflection on structural gender violence and women’s life in public spaces
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

This work calls for gender issues to be part of our urban design practice. It aims to bring awareness to identity conceptualizations, women’s emotional landscapes, and how women experience life in cities. The material experience of urban life cannot be separated from our basic beliefs; thus, more than a certain architecture or design style, form or material, the awareness of social issues allows for a resistance against certain practices and becomes part of the solution. Critical thinking is called upon public space design for equality, safety accompanying the routines of daily life and in the acceptance of our inner atmospheres’ exploration in nature within urbanization. A significant part of women’s individual and collective struggle is held beyond close doors in spaces of intimacy; but its overcome is achieved by the whole society with a practice sustained in our daily lives outside buildings, through well design elements providing healthy social interactions to occur.




Idea by

Lígia Oliveira
Maia
Portugal
Lígia Oliveira is a Designer. She presented her PhD at the University of Barcelona on how culture is used in the production of space, in 2014. She was researcher at this University and invited professor at the Master in Art and Design for the Public Space, at the University of Porto. She was co-editor of the book "The Economy of the Artist" and works as an independent professional since 2002. Her work has been exhibited in Antwerp, Lisbon, Paris, Madrid, Porto and Barcelona.