Work and welcome at home: the II International Congress Internacional of CIEG

Between the 24th and 26th of July 2019, the II International CIEG Congress took place: Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies: Reflexivity, resistance and action took place in Lisbon. Organized by CIEG - Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (ISCSP-ULisboa), the research center that hosts the research project W@ARCH.PT, was a moment of important interdisciplinary learning, critical reflections and expansion of contacts between researchers in gender studies and feminist studies.

The creation of specific sessions on "Spaces, narratives and genres" has established a place in this congress for city and architecture themes. We received, with great emotion, international specialist researchers in these areas, such as Lori Brown (USA) and Silvana Rubino (Brazil). The W@ARCH.PT project team, which spoke about the feminist theories and methodologies that support the research, was accompanied by fundamental reflections such as, for example, the research on the city Palmas with a gender perspective (Brazilian postdoctoral researcher Patrícia Orfila) and the presentation of the project of the association MA "Um Género de Escola", from BIP/ZIP (architect and researcher Joana Pestana Lages), about gender and school spaces.