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 

Right-Wing Women

Right-Wing Women

Tue 4 July, 7-9pm
SPACE Mare Street
Free & all welcome

Led by Alexandra Kokoli

In a deeply ambivalent celebration of Independence Day, this 4th July revisits the writing of Andrea Dworkin, American research-led polemicist and radical feminist activist. Together we read the first chapter of Dworkin’s book Right-Wing Women (New York: Perigree, 1983), ‘The Promise of the Ultra-Right’ (pp. 13-35), and discuss its historical and current implications and insights in the context of the recent resurgence and mainstreaming of the ultra right.

Although Dworkin’s work is well-known within Anglophone feminist circles, and her ideas on sexual violence and pornography have been hotly debated and contested, relatively little attention has been paid to her analysis of right-wing women.  

This session is led by feminist art historian Alexandra Kokoli.

Right-Wing Women is widely available in paperback and can also be freely accessed online

Wages for Housework, the Canadian Context

Wages for Housework, the Canadian Context

Questioning Through Writing

Questioning Through Writing