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, Beth Bramich, Lina Džuverović, Lily Evans-Hill, Sabrina Fuller, Haley Ha, Félicie Kertudo, Mariana Lemos, Ceren Özpinar, Sara Paiola, Helena Reckitt, 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 



Tue 3 May, 7pm
SPACE Mare Street
Free and Open to All

led by Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou

Mi Sexualidad Es Una Creacion Artistica (My Sexuality is an Art Creation) , Lucía Egaña Rojas, 2011

Mi Sexualidad Es Una Creacion Artistica (My Sexuality is an Art Creation), Lucía Egaña Rojas, 2011

This meeting focuses on Spanish Transfeminismo. We start with an extract from the film My Sexuality is an Art Creation, by Lucía Egaña Rojas (2011). Together we read and discuss a translation of the Manifesto Transfeminista (2010). 

For background reading, see Juan Vincente Aliaga’s article And the altar started to moan and groan! Transfeminist artistic practices in Spain, a taxonomy, 2015.
As the translation will be projected on the evening, there is no need for you to bring along a physical copy. 

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

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

Gloria Anzaldúa & Barbara Christian

Gloria Anzaldúa & Barbara Christian