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Sil Bahia

Co-Executive Director of Olabi, a social organization focused on technology, innovation, and diversity, through which she coordinates PretaLab – an initiative to encourage black women in innovation and technology. Master’s degree in culture and territorialities from UFF and associate researcher of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Group at USP and the Research Group on Policies and Economics of Information and Communication at UFRJ. The first selected for the Lauttasaari Manor Residency program in Finland, collaborating for three months with the Anti-Racism Media Activist Alliance (ARMA) project in Helsinki. In 2019 he co-directed the documentary Blackboard, about the trajectories of black students at university. She was the facilitator of the RodAda Hacker Marathon – workshops on female empowerment in new technologies, co-coordinated the communication plan for the film KBELA, and is a collaborator for the Afroflix platform. He received the 2017 Digital Culture Highlights: Social Innovation and Technology award from the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and UFRJ’s Advanced Contemporary Culture Program.

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