About

The Feminist Duration Reading Group focuses on under-known and under-appreciated feminist texts, movements and struggles from outside the Anglo-American feminist tradition. The group was established in March 2015 by Helena Reckitt, at Goldsmiths, University of London and relocated in July 2015 to SPACE in Hackney, East London where it was hosted until April 2019. In June 2019, the group began a year-long residency at the South London Gallery focused on intersectional feminisms in the UK context.

FDRG sessions have been organised with Emilia-Amalia at Art Metropole in Toronto; in London at the Barbican Art Centre; Mimosa House, AntiUniversity; as part of The Table at the Swiss Church; and elsewhere in the UK at Grand Union, Birmingham; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea; and Hypatia Trust, Penzance.           

Currently the group meets once a month, alternately on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the South London Gallery, and the second Saturday of the month at 4pm a non-institutional venue.

The FDRG welcomes feminists of all genders and generations to explore the legacy and resonance of art, thinking and collective practice from earlier periods of feminism, in dialogue with contemporary practices and movements.

Working Group

FDRG activities are initiated by a Working Group. Current members are:

Giulia Antonioli, Angelica Bollettinari, Lina Džuverović, Lily Evans-Hill, Sabrina Fuller, Haley Ha, Félicie Kertudo, Mariana Lemos, Ceren Özpinar, Sara Paiola, Helena Reckitt, Justin Seng, Ehryn Torrell and Fiona Townend.

Contact us:

If you would like to join the reading group mailing list or propose a focus for a session, or invite us to lead a meeting, please contact: feministduration@gmail.com 

Women Acting Collectively

Women Acting Collectively

Sat 9 Jun, 2-4pm
Mountford Growing Community, Hackney
Free & all open to all

Led by Sabrina Fuller

The event is part of #AntiUniversity2018 and involves reading out loud, in turn, as a group, an extract from an Italian feminist text, and a shared exploration of the issues that it raises through gentle and respectful group discussion. The text describes ‘the practice of doing’ in a chapter dealing with how women who may not share ties of politics, family or friendship can become unified by the shared implementation of a common project to which each has a commitment. The session will relate the separatist, gender-specific focus of 1970s and 80s Italian feminisms to current considerations of gender fluidity and femme-identification.

Women Acting Collectively, meeting of the Feminist Duration Reading Group, Mountford Growing Community, London, 2018. Photo: Helena Reckitt

Women Acting Collectively, meeting of the Feminist Duration Reading Group, Mountford Growing Community, London, 2018. Photo: Helena Reckitt

Reading
The text (which is provided on the day) is taken from: The Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective, Sexual Difference: A Theory of Social- Symbolic Practice, trans. Patricia Cicogna and Teresa de Lauretis, (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1987).

Venue
Mountford Community Centre
Mountford Community Hall, Mountford Estate
Cromer Terrrace, London E8 2HL
the corner of Downs Park Road and Cecilia Road next to Cromer Terrace

Creche
Childcare is available from 2-4pm, organised onsite by members of the Feminist Duration Reading Group who are DBS certified. Please follow the ‘Contact the Organiser’ link to book a place, stating the age of child/children.

The creche is coordinated by Working Group member Angelica Bolletinari, together with Samantha Lippett. 

Antiuniversity
This event is part of the Antiuniversity Now festival 9-15 June 2018. See the full programme

The session is led by artist and Feminist Duration Working Group member Sabrina Fuller. It is hosted by Rose Gibbs at the Mountford Growing Community, which seeks to strengthen community cohesion and health through activities including gardening, growing vegetables, community meals, recipe swapping days and the creation of a community cookbook. 

                                                                                   

White Woman Listen! Black Feminism and the Boundaries of Sisterhood by Hazel V Carby

White Woman Listen! Black Feminism and the Boundaries of Sisterhood by Hazel V Carby

Ecofeminism

Ecofeminism