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 

Adriana Cavarero

Adriana Cavarero

Participants in Feminist Duration Reading Group meeting on Adriana Cavarero, 5 July 2016, SPACE, London

Participants in Feminist Duration Reading Group meeting on Adriana Cavarero, 5 July 2016, SPACE, London

Tue 5 Jul, 7-9pm
SPACE Mare Street

led by Lucia Farinati & Sara Paiola

The Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero, and her theories of the voice and relationality, singularity and uniqueness, is the focus of this meeting of the Feminist Duration Reading Group.

Together we will read an interview of Cavarero by Elisabetta Bertolino from 2008. 

For background reading that gives insight into Cavarero’s relationship to the work of Hannah Arendt and to the Milan Women’s Bookstore collective’s practice, we suggest:

- Hannah Arendt, ‘The Disclosure of the Agent in Speech and Action,’ in The Human Condition, 1958, pp. 175-181
- Adriana Cavarero, ‘The Reciprocal Communication of Voices,’ in For More Than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of vocal expression, 2005, pp.197-212

Participants in Feminist Duration Reading Group meeting on Adriana Cavarero, led by Lucia Farinati and Sara Paiola, 5 July 2016, SPACE, London

Participants in Feminist Duration Reading Group meeting on Adriana Cavarero, led by Lucia Farinati and Sara Paiola, 5 July 2016, SPACE, London

Queer Beograd

Queer Beograd

The Milan Women’s Bookshop Collective and the Practice of the Unconscious

The Milan Women’s Bookshop Collective and the Practice of the Unconscious