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Activist-Oriented Art Exhibition (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) (9 December 2017 – 3 February 2018)

Nov 11, 2017 by amanda Category: News 0 comments

We and our partners are proud to announce the launch of an exhibition that will debut artwork from women involved in sexual commerce during the 2016 mega-event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event will be hosted at the Municipal Art Center Hélio Oiticica from December 9th, 2017 to February 3rd, 2018 (see also, https://whatyoudontsee.hotglue.me). The launch of the exhibition will […]

Rio, Tokyo Olympics Symposium (Goldsmiths University of London) (2017)

Jun 12, 2017 by carmen Category: News 0 comments Tags: london, Olympics, research, symposium

The paper was part of a session on the London, Rio, Tokyo Olympics Symposium (8-10 June) at Goldsmiths University of London, which was exploring how the promise of legacy could be ameliorated and whether there are ways of holding mega-events which might bring real benefits to a broad spectrum of communities. As part of a session […]

Prospol Conference on ‘Displacing Sex for Sale’

Jun 07, 2017 by carmen Category: News 0 comments Tags: Brazil, Conference, dissemination, Prospol, research

  Dr Amanda de Lisio, Post Doctoral Research Fellow for our ESRC-funded project, Sexual Spaces, presented during the Cost action Prospol conference on ‘displacing sex for sale’ in the panel: “religion, spirituality, family, kinship and sexual markets in Brazil”. Her presentation, entitled “Deviant Development and Spiritual Interpellation: Sex Work and Afro-Brazilian Religion” was part of the […]

After the Olympics: stories from Rio’s sex workers

Professor Michael Silk and Dr Amanda De Lisio featured project research at The Conversation. Post-Olympic crisis At the time, Brazil was named as the first Latin American host of an internationally-recognised sporting mega-event, and it was on the brink of economic boom. The Lula oil field (formerly, Tupi old field) was found in 2006, off […]

What you don’t see – O que você não vê

May 05, 2017 by carmen Category: News 0 comments

  What you don’t see about prostitution. This online exhibition shows the very first outcome of Sexual Spaces Project: Sex work in the context of sports mega events: Examining the impacts of Rio 2016. This exhibition is the very first eye on the Sexual Spaces project’s results which attempt to understand the prostitution behind the cameras, […]

The impact of mega sporting events

Mar 04, 2017 by ssp_adm Category: News 0 comments

Professor Michael Silk has been awarded funding from the Economic and Social Research Council to work with partners in the UK, Canada and Brazil to explore the implications of mega sporting events on informal sex economies and sex workers. “Research into Olympic cities and those hosting other mega sporting events tends to focus on national-identity […]