This digital object has been developed from the University of Barcelona in Fine Arts Degree context, most specifically, in Contemporary Visual Arts Subject.
My name is Cristina Blasco and I am currently studying a degree of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona(UB). Last semester, I took a subject called: Contemporary Visualizations in which we analyzed texts, videos and debates in order to study different concepts as Artistic Capitalism, or decoloniality.
After that one new concept appeared: DESIRE
We set out to make a research on this topic. We had debates around the whole class and arose seven key questions to which we focus on.
The question I chose was: How does desire operates in oppressed societies?
Our group started to work in the oppressed concept and this brought me to research about the gender studies. I worked on the androgyny as oppressed society and I found some contemporary philosophers and writers who talk about this issue and I decided to follow the same dynamic that we used in the previous research with the whole class: ask questions and then try to answer them through a bibliographic search.
To sum up, what I have found out with this research is that gender is a powerful lie that is being unmasked. I believe that society is still talking about this desire, and it will gradually turning into a reality. Although I am thrilled on this topic I am aware that my motivation and participation have been declining over the course due to the fact that I have not been able to understand this new alternative of working in a subject. Moreover as a group we are been scattering ideas without putting them together. Nevertheless, I am grateful for this opportunity and I would love to continue updating different ways of learning that get out my comfort zone.
By: Cristina Blasco