Sat 2 Jun, 4-8pm
*Meeting in a private home in Clerkenwell
Free & all welcome
led by Félicie Kertudo
Following a meeting of the Feminist Duration Reading Group on ‘Hydrofeminism’ in 2017, this session focuses on the under-explored movement of ecofeminism. Juxtaposing non-western ecofeminist poetry with a scholarly text, the meeting will explore ecofeminism’s potential for intersectional disruption of the oppressive status-quo, coming from the margins and encompassing new forms of non-Western action and thought.
As a term, ecofeminism is said to have been coined by French feminist Françoise d’Eaubonne in 1974. It encompasses key feminist tenets to analyse and contest the treatment of ‘nature’ and ‘woman’ within male-centred society. In a worldview that respects nonlinear structures, organic processes, and holistic connections, ecofeminism promotes the merits of intuition and collaboration. Contemporary ecofeminist approaches highlight the positive impact of Queer, Black and Indigenous feminisms on its concrete applications including those in academia, artistic practice, and political and grassroots organising.
We read out loud, together, as a group. Please bring copies with you. Prior reading is not required.
A E Kings, ‘Intersectionality and the Changing Face of Ecofeminism,’ 2017
Examples of ecofeminist-oriented poetry will be circulated on the day.
The meeting will take place in private home in Clerkenwell. It will include cooking and eating vegan food, as well as reading and talking, together. For the address and details of what to bring please email email@example.com.