Sociology graduate with a passion for writing, people and visual culture. Laura studied visual arts in Portugal, having moved to the UK to pursue a degree in Sociology at the University of Essex. Her main interests include gender and sexuality studies, human rights and climate and social justice. She is interested in the intricacies of the written and the visual worlds, believing in the important connection between them.
nurturing and preserving (re)connectionsLaura Machado +January 29, 2023
In the last article of this series, the focus is on reconnecting with ourselves, relearning and above all, healing. The highlighted artist is Alex King (@alexki...
Unconscious revisions of memory and identityLaura Machado +January 17, 2023
The focus on connecting worlds explores the way in which storytelling can be personal and unique. This can happen through the use of alternative ways to the spo...
where one meets the other to create a storyLaura Machado +December 20, 2022
In telling stories, our brains react to words and immediately think of them. Rather than arguing that storytelling is limited to the written sphere, it is perha...
(De)constructing knowledgesLaura Machado +November 17, 2022
Native American Heritage Month, as it is known today, dates back to 1915, when Dr Arthur C. Parker, an Indian of the Seneca Nation and director of the Museum of...
TOUCH, SCREEN, IDENTIFYLaura Machado +October 21, 2022
BCAM's roots and history...
The memory at a distanceLaura Machado +October 16, 2022
It is common in contemporary society to address the topics of international mobility, migration, travelling, displacement, or just the overall movement of peopl...
closed minds, closed bordersLaura Machado +September 12, 2022
Dehumanisation is a thrown-around word that deserves all of our respect. To be dehumanised is something no individual should ever go through or feel. Yet, it ma...
From a window to the worldLaura Machado +August 15, 2022
When the blinds of a window are opened in the morning, the sun rays on a sunshiny day fill the room. When a window is opened in the afternoon, the rain drops ca...
in between reality and fictionLaura Machado +July 22, 2022
"You are quite a character" is something someone would say to you if they thought you were unique, different. It is also something that we can hear quite often,...