How does the meaning of feminism change in different contexts and times? And, what can we learn from historical feminist practices? “Feminism”, Yemisi Aribisala writes, “cannot be globally defined because Pangaea broke into pieces 250 million years ago and many wild waters and hazardous bush must be traversed to evangelise my kind of savage. The world is not one.” For this series of preliminary exercises, our point of departure is the acknowledgement of a deep, and we hope productive, disagreement on the meaning of and the contemporary valence of this term. Perhaps this is already what feminism is about, a form of collective non-alignment. Through a series of performative events, talks and workshops, Speaking Feminism enacts the multiple histories, struggles, and voices that define ‘feminism’ as both a practice and a concept.
Exercise #1 Who Will Love Us To the End of Time? with Övül Dormusoglu. Exercise #2: #blackprotest as Weak Resistance. With Ewa Majewska. Exercise #3: On Carla Lonzi: The Making of a Feminist Subject. With Giovanna Zapperi. Exercise #4: Performing Politics, Reviewing History. With Coco Fusco. Exercise #5: Illusions. With Grada Kilomba Exercise #6: Unfree: Racialised Politics in the European neocolony. With Nomen Collective. Exercise #7: A Somatotheraphy Encounter. With Deborah Ligorio and Madgalena Gorska. Exercise #8: Muschis mit Schwänzen. With Tracey Rose.