(Re)voicing solidarity for women in shipbuilding: walking through the lines of the dominant heritage narrative

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


This paper examines two creative projects which have worked durationally to increase gender equality within existing heritage narratives. The paper discusses challenges they have encountered related to the representation of gender, and the potential of creative interventions to nuance dominant narratives (Smith, 2009). Specifically, we explore the potential of walking and other peripatetic methodologies as sites of embodied knowledge production, and employ intersectionality to problematise these challenges of representation. We explore the risks of epistemic privilege and the positionality of creative researchers within these processes. Using feminist-inspired framings as vehicles which can trouble dominant narratives, we examine ‘enactment’ through walking and first-person testimony as key tools to reframe the landscape of discourse.
Period28 Aug 2019
Event titleIUAES 2019 Inter-Congress, World Solidarities
Event typeConference
LocationPoznan , PolandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • protests
  • women's solidarity
  • methods
  • intersectionality