Silvia Federici conference:
Feminism, Social Reproduction and the Struggle for the Commons
Contact zone: repairing crisis
- Day: March 29
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- Venue: Aljub
- Face-to-face activity with prior registration and limited places
Es Baluard Museu presents the public conference “Feminism, Social Reproduction and the Struggle for the Commons” by Silvia Federici as part of the “Contact Zone” programme within the third thematic module entitled “Feminisms, the other non-apropiable ones”.
The presentation discusses the changes that the concept of social reproduction has undergone in feminist theory and in feminist political practice internationally. Federici argues that social reproduction is now the main terrain of both feminist struggle against exploitation of labor, ecological destruction and social inequality and for the construction of societies where “life is at the center”.
Silvia Federici proposes these and other reflections, in an activity open to the general public, as the starting point for module 3 of the LAP (Laboratory of Art and Thought) programme in its second edition. Far from avoiding the tensions, complexities and multiplicity of discourses around feminisms, this module looks to explore them through dialogue and debate, to identify processes of struggle against exclusion or inequality gaps, as well as recover and shed light on relevant practices that represent, in their context, an advance in feminist and gender inequality issues, taking into account that feminisms also produce critical thinking in relation to other demands arising from the struggles against the negative effects of neoliberal capitalism and in defence of radical democracy, with the desire to promote global social transformations.
“Contact Zone” is an annual training and research programme that aims to explore the potential of artistic practice and cultural production as devices for intervention in social change. In its second edition, the need to think about contemporary complexity is presented from five thematic axes: New institutionality, Environmentalisms, Feminisms, Borders and Works.