[Digital] Present Feminist Futures
The event series [Digital] Feminist Present Futures is dedicated to the feminist exploration of the internet at the interface of technology, art and activism by exploring the entanglements of digital and analogue forms of knowledge production.
While at the beginning of the 1990s feminists saw an opportunity to overcome conventional gender roles through new digital discursive spaces in the new information and communication technology, still today the internet is a largely hegemonic, heteronormative and masculine structured and occupied space.
In on- and offline lectures, workshops and performances, we want to create a platform for the production of new ideas of contemporary feminist (digital) culture. At the same time, we want to understand and question current processes and strategies. In doing so, we also seek to explore direct possibilities of action for the near or present feminist, queer and intersectional future. Here, forms of analogues knowledge production will be set in relation to the digital.
Which feminist utopias or ideas of the future can already be lived today and are no longer utopian thanks to various digital devices? To what extent has feminist hope for the digital space as an emancipatory space been fulfilled to this day? How can actions look like when decidedly sexist or even misogynous digital spaces open up in which, for example, Incels connect themselves? How can (resistant) strategies and options for action appear to intervene in the digital space with feminist positions? Which apps are needed, for example? And what (analogous) knowledge would be useful here?
// Past Events //
November 3, 2021 // 7-9pm
Mary Maggic: “Open Source Estrogen” – Online Workshop
March 30, 2021 // 6-7:30 pm
MELT (Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr): “Heating Matters/Change Flux” – Online Video Screening & Writing Workshop
February 17, 2021 // 7pm
Julia Lübbecke: “Slight Discomfort 2” – Online Video Lecture
December 3, 2020 // 6-9pm
Caroline Sinders: “Building a Feminist Data Set” – Online Workshop
curated by Katharina Koch and Sylvia Sadzinski