DO WE NEED A FEMINIST POPULISM?

Sun 08.07 - 17:00 // TALK // ACUD STUDIO
DO WE NEED A FEMINIST POPULISM?

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
 
DO WE NEED A FEMINIST POPULISM?
IF SO, HOW WOULD IT LOOK LIKE AND WHAT WOULD IT MEAN? HOW CAN THIS BE DONE IN BERLIN?
HOW CAN WE UNITE?

 
SPEAKERS
Inga Zimprich (Feminist Health Care Research Group Berlin)
Zofia Nierodzinska (Arsenal Municipal Gallery Poznan)
Kerstin (Frauenstreik-Organisierung Berlin)
Elena Agudio (artistic co-director Savvy Contemporary)
N.N. (Interventionistische Linke)
 
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In the course of an assembly/discussion Margarita Tsomou and Karma Ltd. Extended are aiming to bring together feminist organizations, people interested and involved in feminist topics starting with the question, if a feminist populism is needed? If so, how would it look like and what would it mean?
 
We are inspired by feminists movements in Latin America and the US, who take the streets against the right-wing populists and the upcoming far-right, with an intersectional, radical inclusive feminism. A feminism, that understands sexism as discrimination, violence but also economic exploitation on the base of gender. A feminism that launches female strikes, the movement of #westrike, that strikes “against mass incarceration, police violence and border controls, against white supremacy and the beating drums of US imperialist wars, against poverty and the hidden structural violence that closes our schools and our hospitals, poisons our water and food and denies us reproductive justice.” This comes together in mobilizations “of black and brown women, cis and bi, lesbian and trans women workers, of the poor and the low waged, of unpaid caregivers, of sex workers and migrants.”
 
The #metoo movement brought many voices together but in order to sustain this movement on a societal level, and empower women and trans people of all color, we need to do more. What exactly? How can this be done in Berlin? How can we unite?
 
Our open assembly aims to raise this debate and hopefully organize along these ideas.
 
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We are aware about the controversial nature of the term populism, we don’t even know if we want to save it, given the fact, that in the current political climate, the terms “populist” and “populism” are often applied by Political parties and politicians as pejoratives against their opponents, and is used more from the right wing side, but we use it as a sort of performative provocation in order to at least think through how we would like to shape a movement, that is radical inclusive and intersectional and thus a movement of the many.
 
It would be great if you could join, your voices are very important to us!
 
Do we need a Left-wing Populism? (Brauchen wir einen Linken Populismus?) is the 5th exhibition chapter of Karma Ltd. Extended, a curatorial collaboration, which aims to create counter-images in the prevailing social impotence. On five weekends, Karma Ltd. Extended will formulate and discuss, along with many others, possible alternatives and calls for complicity, to overcome the moment of being in between and not only to imagine solutions, but ultimately to apply and implement them. The program focuses on activist and performative acts, showing them in the form of documentation, live actions, discussions and an assembly, featuring works by Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Leon Kahane, Margarita Tsomou, Raul Walch, Wermke/Leinkauf and many others.
 
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SO 8.7 // 17H
ACUD STUDIO // TALK
DO WE NEED A FEMINIST POPULISM?
if so, how would it look like and what would it mean? how can this be done in berlin? how can we unite?
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