[Digital] Present Feminist Futures

Ipek Burçak, Rah Eleh, Charlotte Eifler, Marie Kochsiek, Julia Lübbecke, Mary Maggic, Nadja Verena Marcin, MELT (Ren Loren Britton & Iz Paehr), Julia Nitschke, Luiza Prado, Claudia Reiche, Caroline Sinders, Stefanie Wuschitz, and more to come. Curated by Katharina Koch and Sylvia Sadzinski.

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© Julia Lübbecke, Slight Discomfort 2, 2021

Event Series
[Digital] Present Feminist Futures

The event series [Digital] Present Feminist 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 //

January 19 – February 10, 2024
Nadja Verena Marcin: “#SOPHYGRAY – A Feminist Voice Bot”

February 1, 2023 // 7pm
Ipek Burçak: “The Autistic Turn Expanded” – Online Lecture Performance

June 24, 2022 // 8pm
Rah Eleh: “Celestial Throne & SuperNova” – Video Screening & Talk

January 26, 2022 // 7pm
Charlotte Eifler: “feminism is a browser” – Video Screening & Talk with Claudia Reiche

December 9, 2021 // 7pm
Julia Nitschke: “People Suck But It’s OK Because Cats – why it is pretty much obvious to live riot not diet” – Online Lecture Performance

November 3, 2021 // 7-9pm
Mary Maggic: “Open Source Estrogen” – Online Workshop

March 30, 2021 // 6-7:30 pm
MELT (Ren Loren Britton & Iz 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

February 1 & 2, 2020 // 11-5pm
Stefanie Wuschitz: “Roboter*innen-Aufstand: How to Build a Leftist Robot” – Workshop

December 17, 2019 // 7pm
Marie Kochsiek: “Technologien für Menstruation, who cares?“ – Presentation and Discussion (in German)

December 12, 2019 // 7pm
Luiza Prado: “Between The Beginning of Sense and The Chaos of Feeling: A Multispecies Banquet” – Presentation and Food Installation


curated by Katharina Koch and Sylvia Sadzinski

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