To understand culture, it is worthwhile to examine its public, cultural, and artistic space. When we explore museums, public spaces, and art galleries, it is important to consider: who is represented there? How are men and women represented?
In my tours, I conduct gender analysis, both quantitative and qualitative. I examine the images of women and men, individuals from different backgrounds and ages, marginalized groups, sexual orientations, and diverse ethnicities. What are they doing? How do they appear? In what context are they presented?
Within this framework, we broaden our perspective on representation in public spaces, museums, and galleries. How many streets in Israel are named after women, and what is their significance? How are women depicted in sculptures? What is written about women in museums, and how are they portrayed? Together, let's consider whether the representations we see in the space are rooted in the past and what we choose to remember, and how we remember visually.
Is there consideration for the future in the visual space? Are those who design it choosing to include childhood, women, people with disabilities, and elderly women?
My name is Gal Harmat: Over the past two decades, I have been translating complex theories, ideas, and concepts in the fields of education, gender, and organizational work into practical applications that work in the field.
I have studied gender and education, and in the past twenty years, I have been working in academia, conducting research and teaching, as well as providing guidance and training for international assistance and peace organizations such as the UN, the European Union, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
I am a fashion enthusiast and a lover of art, culture, and fashion. I integrate them into social, historical, and sociological processes in my tours and lectures.
Both the tours and the lectures are conducted in Hebrew and English.