Figueiredo, Ana Luísa Silva;Lopes, Ruy Sardinha

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Lopes, Ruy Sardinha

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Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo [IAU]

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Midterm Conference Inequality and uncertainty: current challenges for cities


graffiti; etnografia; mulheres


The graffiti drawn by women is inherent to the origin of the phenomenon in Brazil, especially in the metropolitan region of São Paulo. This paper compares two exponent groups formed by women in the country: GraffiteirasBR and Efêmmera. The former is a graffiti women's organization formed in the early 1990s and the latter a network formed in 2012 and organized under four pillars: graffiti, street art, culture and feminin empowerment. Through documental research and interviews, this work presents as results the evident generational implication related to the social, political and cultural conditions of each group. In addition, it is pointed out that there is a difference regarding how both organizations deal with membership by being less or more aligned with the work and market niches. Even so, we show that both organizations show an alignment with the feminist movement. Howerver, Grafiteiras das descontinue by over-extending the number of participants - from the entire country - which led to a lost of cohesion. Thus, it is possible to conclude that these women from different classes, ages and sexualities have traced and continue to trace much of the history of graffiti in São Paulo, even, if not in the streets, but in spaces for debate, curatorship and education.


FIGUEIREDO, Ana Luísa Silva; LOPES, Ruy Sardinha. Graffiti women writers in São Paulo, Brazil: generational implication in social, political and cultural approaches. Anais.. Paris: Urban Sociology - European Sociological Association Research Network 37 - ESA RN, 2018.Disponível em: .