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First Colloquium: Nightlife, feminist movements and cultural urban policies in 1970’s Rome

Eleonora Diamanti, a Media Studies Lecturer at JCU in Rome, explores the intersection of nightlife culture and feminist movements in her talk, tracing its origins from Rome in 1976-1985. Her research sheds light on the overlooked role of feminist activism in shaping safer & more inclusive nightlife

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First Colloquium: Nightlife, feminist movements and cultural urban policies in 1970’s Rome
First Colloquium: Nightlife, feminist movements and cultural urban policies in 1970’s Rome

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Feb 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

214, Via Marcantonio Colonna, 21a, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

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Nightlife, feminist movements and cultural urban policies in 1970’s Rome

Contemporary Rome has a vibrant nightlife scene and, according to literature in night-time economy and night studies, it was the first Western city to implement a night-time economy plan. Little attention is given to the role that feminist movements have played in the creation of a safer and accessible nightlife. This talk aims to retrace the origins of a night-time culture discourse and planning that originated in Rome in 1976-1985 and influenced much international scholarship, in connection to feminist movements that emerged during the same years in Rome.

Eleonora Diamanti is Lecturer in Media Studies at John Cabot University, Rome. She works on visual media and the night, urban space, and everyday digital practices in Eastern Cuba, Rome, Italy and Montréal, Canada. She takes a special interest in creative feminist writing and research-creation projects. She co-directed Guardians of the Night (2018 Cuba, 17’), a short experimental film on the night in Guantánamo, Cuba, and After the Earthquake (2017), a short film on material culture in central Italy. Her work has appeared in journals such as Feminist Media Studies, Visual Anthropology Review, Ethnologies, Intermédialités, Convergence.

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