Projects

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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Claire Horn on artificial wombs

Check out this rad article by Claire Horn who is doing fascinating work on the impact of artificial womb technology on reproductive freedom. She is currently writing a book on the past, present, and future of ectogenesis or external gestation.

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Women’s Strike at Ghent University

Answering the international feminist call for women to strike from their paid work and unpaid carework, the UGent Women's Strike is calling for strike at Ghent University on 9 March in support of the workers in the cleaning, childcare and cafeteria services.

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WTF is reproductieve arbeid?

Wat is sociale reproductie? En waarom is het zo'n interessante lens om naar de wereld van gisteren, vandaag en morgen te kijken. In dit essay keert Siggie terug naar de ideeën van marxistische feministen uit de jaren zeventig om de dialectiek van reproductieve arbeid te verkennen als een sfeer van onderdrukking en verzet.

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TFRL at Precarious Works exhibition

Aïlien Reyns presented some of the ongoing work from Tools for Reproductive Labour during the Tripot 'Precarious Works 'exhibition in the Cultural Centre in Bruges in October 2019

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Book contract with Pluto

Good news! Siggie Vertommen has signed a contract with Pluto Press to write her book on Fertility Frontiers.

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Catalyst Special Issue

We are putting together a special issue on Colonial Lineages of Global Fertility Chains with Catalyst Journal for Feminist, Theory and Technoscience.

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