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 

Lea Melandri

Lea Melandri

Lea Melandri and participants in the 150 Hours School, Il femminismo a Milano, Femminismo e 150 ore, MeMoMI, edited by Lea Melandri, 2014, Screenshot

Curating Studio, Art Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

Session inspired by Claire Fontaine and led by Helena Reckitt

A reading group in Italian Feminisms, Consciousness-Raising and Leave-Taking

Texts

Lea Melandri, ‘Autonomy and the Need for Love: Carla Lonzi, Vai pure,’ 2000

Lea Melandri, ‘The Ongoing Practice: “Analysis Groups” and “Subconscious Groups”’, 2000

Thumbnail Image: Il femminismo a Milano, Femminismo e 150 ore, MeMoMI, edited by Lea Melandri, 2014

Feminist Duration in Art and Curating

Feminist Duration in Art and Curating

Carla Lonzi, Antonella Nappi, and La Libreria delle donne di Milano/Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective

Carla Lonzi, Antonella Nappi, and La Libreria delle donne di Milano/Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective