The Icon of Freedom festival was a 5-day festival that took place from the 11th to 15th of November 2015 at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower that included literature, design, art, photography, fashion, film and Mexican gastronomy. The festival showcased the work of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a woman who is celebrated for the stand she made for intellectual and spiritual freedom. As a nun in 17th-Century Mexico, she was not a typical freedom fighter. At the time, women were barred from entrance to University, and having been told that dressing as a man in order to attend was forbidden, she joined the convent instead. In Latin America today she is considered as one of the greatest poets and intellectuals who ever lived, but in Europe little is known about her.
Icon of Freedom showed how her work is relevant to contemporary life by demonstrating how she found her own kind of freedom by breaking away from the things that can hold us back such as tradition, identity, social expectations and norms.
Icon of Freedom was a collaboration between the SHM Foundation and University of Claustro de Sor Juana (UCSJ) in Mexico City.
Visit the Icon of Freedom website to find out more: iconoffreedom.London
The SHM Foundation works globally to bring about positive social change through projects in the areas of learning and citizenship, health and the arts.
The Foundation was set up in 2008 by Professor Maurice Biriotti and Professor Henrietta Moore, who co-founded the strategy and insight consultancy SHM Productions, based in central London, in 1996.
The SHM Foundation is a charitable foundation (registration number 1126568)
The SHM Foundation is committed fully to compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR applies to all organisations that process data about their employees, as well as others, e.g. customers and clients. It sets out principles which should be followed by those who process data and it gives rights to those whose data is being processed.
To this end, the organisation endorses and adheres fully to observing the eight individual rights set out under the GDPR, these are the following:
These rights must be observed at all times when processing or using personal information. Therefore, through appropriate management and strict application of criteria and controls, the organisation will:
ensure that personal information is not transferred outside the EU, to third countries or international organisations without an adequate level of protection
The SHM Foundation website is owned by The SHM Foundation. The SHM Foundation believes you have a right to privacy on the web, and we work to protect your security online as vigorously as possible. The SHM Foundation has developed the following policy to help you understand how your personal information will be treated as you engage with us both on and off-line. The SHM Foundation's policy complies with GDPR regulations. We are committed to using information fairly, keeping information securely, making sure it is accurate, and keeping it up to date. Further details on the GDPR can be found on the Information Commissioner's website
This policy applies to all pages hosted on this site and also to all other The SHM Foundation owned websites except where specifically mentioned on other The SHM Foundation sites. It does not apply to otherorganisationsto which we may link and whose privacy policies may differ.
The SHM Foundation may amend this policy from time to time. If The SHM Foundation makes any substantial changes in the way your personal information is used, we will make that information available by posting a notice on the site.
The Data Officer, Victor Biriotti The SHM Foundation, 20/22 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4EB
Or by email to: email@example.com
The SHM Foundation collects only information which you give to us via email, the various data capture forms on our websites, or information voluntarily given to us via telephone or postal mail. The SHM Foundation may also collect and analyse information about the way you use our websites and communications we may send to you – for example if The SHM Foundation sends a communication which enables you to "click through" to a certain page of a website.
The SHM Foundation websites may use a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how you use the site; this is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
The SHM Foundation may use the information gathered for the following purposes:
By providing personal information you are deemed to consent to your personal information being shared within The SHM Foundation and being shared outside of The SHM Foundation in the following circumstances:
Data collected on The SHM Foundation websites is stored in controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or globally, where The SHM Foundation or its partners are located.
At your request The SHM Foundation will give you all details of personal information held by The SHM Foundation, once identity has been satisfied. Incorrect information will be deleted or amended promptly.
The SHM Foundation can only accept these requests if sent by email to:
or by fax to: 020 7831 7061
or by post to: Data Officer, The SHM Foundation, 20/22 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4EB;
specifying on which SHM Foundation owned website your personal information has been registered. Once the request has been received The SHM Foundation will take further steps to confirm identity before releasing data.
The SHM Foundation will endeavourto respond to requests within 28 working days unless there are exceptional circumstances when we will let you know what is happening with your request.
The SHM Foundation will send you communications if you have given us permission to do so.. If you do not wish to receive messages from The SHM Foundation, please send an email asking that your contact information be removed from The SHM Foundation databases to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SHM Foundation will hold your personal information on our systems as long as is necessary for the relevant service you have requested, or until you inform us that you wish your information to be removed from our databases (see point 6 above).
This policy was updated in May 2018.