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 

Queer Beograd

Queer Beograd

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Tue 2 Aug, 7-9pm
SPACE Mare Street

led by Jet Moon

This session focuses on Queer Beograd, a transnational collective active in Beograd Serbia from 2004-2011.  The collective’s ‘Border fuckers Cabaret’ scripts were produced as part of their underground festivals and are collaborative works between writer and subject, used as a tool for political education and story telling.

Together we read two texts, ‘Forensic Anthropology’ (2009) and ‘Anti-fa Fags’ (2006), as examples of experimental non-academic feminist writing. This is an opportunity to open a discussion on intersectionality, collaborative working, ‘authentic’ voices and the concept of ‘Border Fucking.’

Recommended background reading is Bilić, B., & Dioli, I. (2016). ‘Queer Beograd Collective: Beyond single-issue activism in Serbia and the post-Yugoslav Space.’ In B. Bilić & S. Kajinić (Eds.), Intersectionality and LGBT Activist Politics: Multiple Others in Serbia and Croatia. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

This meeting builds on earlier explorations in the Feminist Duration Reading Group on experimental feminist writings, including forms of storytelling, genre crossing, and collective authorship.

Scuola Senze Fine – School Without End: Italian Women and the 150 Hour School Diploma Course

Scuola Senze Fine – School Without End: Italian Women and the 150 Hour School Diploma Course

Adriana Cavarero

Adriana Cavarero