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 

Affidamento (Entrustment)

Affidamento (Entrustment)

Alex Martinis Roe, Milan Women’s Bookshop collective, Summer Open Reading Group, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, Amsterdam, 2014

Alex Martinis Roe, Milan Women’s Bookshop collective, Summer Open Reading Group, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, Amsterdam, 2014

Tue 01 Mar, 7pm
at SPACE Mare Street

led by participants of Alex Martinis Roe’s workshop ‘Our Future Network’

This meeting attempts to put into practice one of the ‘affidamento’ (entrustment) exercises developed by the Milan Women’s Bookstore collective in the 1980s. We follow instructions provided by the artist Alex Martinis Roe. Alex led a two-day workshop, ‘Our Future Network,’ in London in December 2015 as part of the ‘Now You Can Go’ programme. Some participants from that workshop help to share these feminist practices.

Gloria Anzaldúa & Barbara Christian

Gloria Anzaldúa & Barbara Christian

Feminist Duration Reading Group, where to next?

Feminist Duration Reading Group, where to next?