'Carioca, Negro & Queer'
Carioca, Negro & Queer’ aims to deconstruct marginalised narratives built around black queer bodies, focusing on those living favelas and peripheries within the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro. The election of the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, has represented a large threat to the safety and well-being of communities within Rio’s peripheries. An overt anti-black and anti-LGBTQ+ necropolitics that specifically targets the lower income class. It is a time where reaffirmation that our lives matter is strongly needed. With that in mind, this project is a celebration of black queer culture, it illustrates our strength, our passions and our resilience, in hopes of reminding ourselves that we do have the power to stand up and fight back.