i'm natasha.

i'm a brazilian researcher and activist working in the intersection between gender, technology and the arts.

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things i do:
research coordination
project management
digital security trainings
communications strategies
event coordination
art exhibitions

my work ----->

a project that brings together stories about how technological equipment and services have been used in Latin America to collect, store and process data generated in our daily activities, from accessing the web to usingtransport services, from using apps for period tracker to getting credit scoring in the bank and translate the importance of privacy and data protection and as such, help in advocacy strategies for privacy rights in the region. (more soon)
a project aimed at fomenting the culture of digital security for LGBTQI, teenager and feminist communities. Composed of a zine framing the issue and methodology/framework for trainings and its implementation.
the privacy of your communications is a right and that the decision to have them published or not should be exclusively yours. with that in mind, we picked a few tips and practices that can help you to send your nudes online in a safer way.
this is a Sexy Guide to Safer Nudes, available in portuguese, english and spanish versions. the zine contains a piece by fannie sosa sharing her view on why selfies, nudes and other forms of self-representation can be political gestures. (more soon)

safer nudes - a sexy guide to digital security
concept and coordination, creative writing
developed @ coding rights, 2015
fanzine, digital security trainings
period trackers, fitness and health apps, connected dildos, thermometers and menstrual collectors. thanks to these technologies, today we can convert diseases, sexualities, calories and menstrual blood into information, numbers and value. the chupadatos interprets this information as he thinks best. With its obscure mind, it imposes normative patterns on your weight, health and sex life. This entity can share your intimate information out there, and even earn money with your sweat. (more soon)
rio's public transportation: concentration of data and money
concept, investigation, writing
developed @ coding rights, 2016
publication + interactive infographic
chupadatos - the data sucker
concept, coordination, investigation, creative writing
developed @ coding rights, 2016
menstruapps - how to turn your period into money (for other people)
concept, investigation, writing
developed @ coding rights, 2016
publication + interactive infographic
what will they know if they hack my transport card?
in recent years we have heard about "smart cities" as if it were a positive and unquestionable progress. However, the devices we use to move around the city, the surveillance systems purchased by governments and even the public safety discourse that accompanies such purchases can amplify social injustices and police abuses, already so common in Latin America. We have to beware of the speech that says more cameras will bring more security to the population, and question who is profiting from the big business of smart cities.
in this project, we analyze what citizen's data collected through public transportation cards in rio de janeiro, how they are managed, who can have access to them. we also explain who are the entities who profit from the system and the possible implications of the lack of transparency regarding citizen's data management by monopolist private companies.

coordination of communications and online engagement
developed @ ITS-Rio, 2016
online platform and app
MUDAMOS.org is a toolbox for understanding, participating and creating collective solutions for public issues. it is composed by a platform for civic participation in legislative processes and a mobile app that uses blockchain technology to authenticate signatures for public petitions in brazil.
the project works in thematic cycles and, since every public issue demands different tactics, each cycle uses a different set of tools to attain positive change.
war and peace reinauguration @ united nations general assembly
research, scriptwriting
developed @ 2+2 comunicações, 2015
multimedia installation/performance/speech directed by artist bia lessa
The panels "War and Peace" by Candido Portinari (1903-1962) were re-inaugurated at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The monumental 14m high and 10m wide panels occupy a prominent place at the entrance of the General Assembly Plenary of the United Nations. Opened in 1957, they were removed from public display for restoration in 2010. Their re-inauguration integrates a series of actions celebrating the 70 years of the Organization.
The ceremony featured messages from the Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, President Dilma Rousseff and Brazil's representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, plus a video from artist Bia Lessa with poems narrated by Maria Bethania and Milton Nascimento on the importance of peace. (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
maria de todos nós @ paço das artes
director of production
developed @ 2+2 comunicações, 2015
collective art exhibition directed by artist bia lessa
panfletos da nova era – jorge mautner's digital archive
research, digital catalog systematizing
digital archive of brazilian multi-artist jorge mautner with open source searchable database
www.panfletosdanovaera.com.br / www.jorgemautner.com.br
book: kaos total
research, section organization
a collection book with poetry, lyrics and images by jorge
mautner, 2015
published by Companhia das Letras