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 

South London Gallery Residency Launch: Under-Known UK Feminisms

South London Gallery Residency Launch: Under-Known UK Feminisms

Wednesday 12th June, 7pm-9pm

The launch of the FDRG’s year-long residency at the South London Gallery, exploring under-known intersectional feminisms in the UK.

This event launches the group's year-long residency at the SLG focused on under-known feminisms in the UK. Anyone interested in learning about the group, and participating in the collective process of developing a programme around intersectional feminisms past and present, is invited to attend.

The session will include the reading of a score, derived from feminist lyrics, quotes and protest chants, and the creation of small groups to research and lead future sessions on under-examined feminisms in the UK.

Access All galleries and meeting spaces at the South London Gallery are accessible. https://www.southlondongallery.org/your-visit/access/

Image Deep Listening workshop led by the FDRG at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, in tandem with the exhibition 'Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance: Act 2' May 18th 2019. Photo Helena Reckitt.

Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans Marathon Reading Group

Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans Marathon Reading Group

Deep Listening

Deep Listening