Andrea Ruiz


, University of Valencia , Sot A Terra

Valencia, España


Andrea is a currently a PhD researcher in Sociology at the University of Valencia (España) on the new female identities and subjectivities shaped around Spanish Free Party dance culture. She holds a degree in Sociology (2014-2018) and MA in Gender and equality policies from the University of Valencia. She is a member of Sota terra, a DIY female-lead collective that researches the figure of women in the free party, dance culture, dealing with issues such as sexuality, drug use or consumption. Her interests include topics as to popular music, subcultures, electronic music scenes, gender-based risk reduction, dance cultures, sexuality. All her research is characterized by the use of feminist epistemologies that place women at the center of knowledge.

No fear of Wires

subculture and focuses on exploring the new female identities and subjectivities shaped in the "Free Party" experience.
Our work is based on the realization of different training and workshops dealing with drugs, music and sexuality, from the perspective of risk and pleasure management. In addition to this, we carry out a research work from the feminist cultural paradigm, which is materialized in a diversity of contents such as the documentary that we want to present exclusively in "Nights Conference": a documentary project that has been running for more than three years; interviewing women who conform the "Free Party" scene -from Dj or music producers, organizers, designers, to non-normative profiles, through feminist epistemologies; being the embodied experiences of the women who inhabit a DIY culture like this, the ones who will shape a living knowledge.