Social and virtual cartography of women in rap. Case of Medellín and the Metropolitan Area

  • Garcés Montoya, Ángela Piedad (PI)
  • Vásquez Atehortúa, Juan Camilo (CoI)
  • Vargas Zuluaga, Nora Margarita (CoI)
  • Jiménez García, Leonardo (CoI)
  • Agudelo López, Alexandra (CoI)

Project Details


It is interesting to explore the daily practices organized by women rappers, those who manage to compose their own lyrics and go through an artistic life, as well as to recognize the ways in which their musical creations generate processes of subjectivation that mark changes in the subjects and in the places assigned to them. women within communities, local organizational processes and public and domestic spaces. The methodology used for the project will be biographical-narrative and autobiographical stories and social and virtual cartography. The former will allow women to narrate their vital and subjective experiences in their transit through Hip Hop and their socialization with other women. Social cartography will allow us to know how these vital paths intersect with each other in spaces and times of coincidence and distance. The understanding of gender relations and social problems from equity, equality, recognition, justice and sensitivity from diversity. which are more valid than ever in a society where problems based on the construction of gender relations are expressed. From this perspective, the study of Women in the rap scene is pertinent and necessary from Gender studies. The research will allow mapping the life paths of women in rap in Medellín and the Metropolitan Area, making visible, from a gender perspective, the resistances and constructions of other life projects from this aesthetic and patriarchal environments. The project has within its methodology contemplated the possibility and work within the pandemic with remote and virtual work.


General Build a social and virtual cartography of women in Rap, guided by narrative and collaborative methodologies, which makes it possible to make vital journeys visible from a gender perspective in the context of Medellín and its Metropolitan Area Specifics- Develop an interactive virtual laboratory process with women rappers for the activation of dialogues of knowledge, and the collaborative production of cartographies and narrative formats that generate reflections on the life paths of the artists and promote public knowledge of their music and their readings of social reality.- Build collective life trajectories through from social and virtual cartographies in contexts of structural violence, which allow us to find common factors of fabric and identity of women in rap- Identify and characterize the expressions of women in rap (individual and collective) with a qualitative scope: entry into the world of hip hop, artistic career, production musical nations, levels of neighborhood articulation from biographical-narrative and autobiographical stories.- To describe from a gender perspective the artistic life of women in rap (a representative case per municipality), in relation to subjective processes, and patriarchal structure, in social and cultural conditions, which are made visible in Hip Hop.- Make visible neighborhood musical projects and their contributions to the social transformation of the territories, to generate solidarity circuits of collaboration and artistic projection in an interactive virtual platform

Expected results

great contribution of the research is its interest in knowing and making visible the life paths of young women who travel through rap, and generating spaces of recognition (individual, group and organizational), which strengthen their female subjectivity, and also their role in the hip hop scene of Medellín and its Metropolitan Area. To do this, a methodological route based on narrative and biography is proposed; because we consider ourselves beings constituted by language, we become subjects through language. Language, therefore, builds our realities and, furthermore, our own and subjective narratives undoubtedly summon the voices of others and others, ultimately, it is not a story constructed alone or the reflection of a linear voice, but a polyvocal spiral, a product of intersubjectivity. Narrating implies putting what has been lived into words, as ideas and emotions; redefine experiences, fill history itself with meaning by re-naming and re-creating a series of events, which rather than respond to a chronological and objective order, respond to a logical and subjective framework, which accounts for the particular configuration and complex in the face of the events experienced (Arias and Alvarado, 2012). That is why biographical-narrative research techniques reveal themselves to be so valuable at the production level when it comes to getting involved in processes of co-production of knowledge from subjectivities and artistic practices, they already show us the way in which we live and we build realities, as well as relationships with others- But why is it an emancipatory bet? Narrative research is a claim regarding the classical research of the value of the subjective, the restitution of the importance of the unique and singular experience. The first characteristic, then, is that I don't have to have a universe of information. If it's just one person, it matters, because it's that person. This implies that, being one of the methods of the social sciences, as opposed to the positive approach, it does not have the pretense of establishing general rules, universal laws or transhistorical constants. The aspiration is rather to validate what happens to a specific person. And, finally, it becomes emancipatory because by recovering voices, it gives visibility to minority struggles. In the stories of each and every one of us there are small big struggles that tell us about the way in which human beings build the relationship with the other but also the way in which each and every one bets on making the world a better place.Products:- 1 Scientific article ISI WOS or Scopus article, accepted: Mapping women in rap- 1 Scientific article ISI WOS or Scopus article, accepted: Gender and aesthetics in rap- 1 Digital book result of research with narratives of women in rap. Co-publishing with publishing houses UNAULA - UdeM- 1 Master's degree thesis- 1 Undergraduate degree work- 1 Social communication of knowledge. Web platform with the narratives, cartographies and audios of women in rap- 15 Pedagogical Strategies for the promotion of the Ctel. COLCIENCES. workshops
Short titleMujeres en el Rap
AcronymMujeres en el Rap
Effective start/end date1/02/2130/01/23


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