ReproSist is a digital platform for organisers, academics, writers, artists and/or activists who take the realm of social and biological reproduction as a site of analysis, action, imagination, intervention, reflection and resistance.

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This is Essential Work Open call for MotherArtists

Open call for artists/mothers at all stages of their careers. How much is reproductive work valued in our world? Nurturing, feeding, bearing, and caring work is crucial to the survival of humans everywhere, yet the world rarely perceives it as work. This Is Essential Work is an online open-access intersectional feminist exhibition initiated by academic mothers and creators, Michal Nahman (UWE, Bristol) and Susan Newman (Open University) in response to their experiences and interdisciplinary research on the commodification of breastmilk and forms of exploitation of women’s bodies and labour.

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Griet Vandermassen weerleggen in zes gemakkelijke stappen

Jill Clerx and Siggie Vertommen schreven voor Lava Media een feministisch-materialistische kritiek op het wetenschappelijke werk en de ideologische positie van de Darwiniaanse feministe Griet Vandermassen, waarbij zes van haar stellingen omtrent feminisme, biologie en de rol van wetenschap doorprikt worden.

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‘Joyful Militancy’ edited by Aïlien Reyns

Take a look at 'Joyful Militancy', the beautiful audiovisual report that Aïlien Reyns made of a 6-hour long zoom-gathering and workshop with Silvia Federici on 'Re-Enchanting The World', organised by Ghent University and Kunsthal Gent in collaboration with Vooruit, on 29 October 2020.

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Workshop ‘Re-Enchanting the World’ with Silvia Federici in Ghent – CFP

Join us for an evening of joyful militancy with Silvia Federici on how we can collectively re-enchant the world, and re-imagine and re-build communal infrastructures of life and social reproduction. 

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Thinking Through the Crises: 8 March Women’s Strike

During this panel discussion at the University of Amsterdam, Dr. Maud Bracke, Dr. Ladan Rahbari, Dr. Sarah Bracke and Dr. Siggie Vertommen discussed the past, present and future of the Women’s Strike.

Marx In Utero: A workers’ inquiry of the in/visible labours of reproduction in the surrogacy industry

What can the work of Marx can tell us about surrogacy, and vice versa, what can the work of surrogacy tell us about Marx?

In/Visible Wombs of the Market: the dialectics of waged and unwaged reproductive labour in the global surrogacy industry

In this paper, Siggie Vertommen and Camille Barbagallo grapple with the stubborn question of why women in capitalist societies are expected to perform the reproductive work of gestation and birthing either as unwaged mothers or as badly paid surrogates.

Global Fertility Chains: An integrative political economy approach to understanding the reproductive bioeconomy

In this paper, published in Science, Technology and Human Values, Siggie Vertommen, Vincenzo Pavone and Michal Nahman develop an integrative political economy approach to understanding the reproductive bio-economy.

Joyful Militancy: workshop excerpt of collective reading and talk by Silvia Federici on feminist politics

In this excerpt of a zoom workshop on ‘Re-Imagining the World with Silvia Federici’, organized by Ghent University and Kunsthal Gent on 28 October, we collectively read the chapter on Joyful Militancy with the workshop participants, and Silvia speaks on feminist politics 

Joyful Militancy, workshop edit by Aïlien Reyns

Joyful Militancy is an audiovisual report made by the Belgian artist Aïlien Reyns of a 6 hour long zoom workshop with Silvia Federici and 3o activists/academics and artists, organised by Ghent University and Kunsthal Gent on 29 October 2020.

WTF is reproductieve arbeid?

In dit essay keert Siggie Vertommen terug naar de ideeën van marxistische feministen uit de jaren zeventig om de dialectiek van reproductieve arbeid onder het hedendaagse kapitalisme te begrijpen en te bevragen, op het kruispunt van gender, klasse en kleur.