Get Involved: CEED Feminisms

Feminist Duration Reading Group x Cell Project Space

Cell Project Space and Feminist Duration Reading Group are leading a British Art Network research group exploring the role of feminist thinking in constructing cultural narratives about Central Eastern Europe and British Central Eastern European diaspora. A programme of reading groups in Autumn 2023 (provisionally 21 Sept, 19 Oct and 16 Nov), will bring together a network of practitioners based in the UK and Central Eastern Europe. 
Expanding on practices and concerns platformed across Cell Project Space's 2022/3 programme, the research group responds to cultural blind spots around prejudice and xenophobia in the UK towards the 'Eastern European' immigrant, sharpened by Russia’s war in Ukraine, and by Brexit. The CEED Feminsims programme aims to open spaces of mutual support, curiosity and learning that oppose the UK's hostile environment.
The CEED Feminisms network was recruited via an open call and met for the first time on 4th May 2023. New members are welcome! Building on Feminist Duration Reading Group’s tried and tested methodology of reading under-known and under-appreciated feminist texts from outside the Anglo-American canon out-loud, together, the CEED Feminisms network will develop the reading group series and an accompanying bibliography collaboratively. 
The network's exploration of intersectional feminisms past and present from Central Eastern Europe and by its diaspora responds to the themes:
Vernacular Feminisms
Decolonial CEE Feminisms: Decentring Western Feminisms
Family Abolition and Collective Living
Migration and Borders
To learn about how you can get involved in the CEED Feminisms network, please contact Jessie Krish: jessie [at] cellprojects [dot] org
The Art Practices and British Central Eastern European Diaspora Research Group is facilitated by Jessie Krish and Adomas Narkevičius (Cell Project Space), and Lina Dz̆uverović, Sabrina Fuller and Helena Reckitt (Feminist Duration Reading Group). All are welcome to contribute and participate.
The Art Practices and British Central Eastern European Diaspora Research Group is a Research Group of the British Art Network (BAN). BAN is a Subject Specialist Network supported by Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, with additional public funding provided by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The Network promotes curatorial research, practice and theory in the field of British Art. Its members include curators, academics, artist-researchers, conservators, producers and programmers at all stages of their professional lives.
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Supported by Cockayne and the London Community Foundation