• CEED Feminisms 5: Bibliography Launch at Biblioteka

    11.05.2024
    A group of approximately 30 people are sitting in a circle. The perspective of the image is from outside the circle, showing the back of the head of a white woman with cropped blonde hair, holding a microphone.
    Saturday 11th May, 4–6pm
     
    Biblioteka 
    1 Montague St (Architectural Association),
    London WC1B 5BP
     
    Join us to celebrate the CEED Feminisms Bibliography launch, hosted by Biblioteka, a reference library originally from Kyiv now based in London, free copies of the printed bibliography will be distributed, with readings featuring extracts from texts selected by members of the CEED Feminisms research network. Readings to be announced soon. 
     
    The CEED Feminisms Bibliography distils conversations and references offered by the CEED Feminisms research network, over 40 practitioners based in and beyond the UK, who participated in a British Art Network supported programme between September 2023 and April 2024 after joining the project through an open call.
     
    The impetus for the bibliography responds to an asymmetry in the translation and circulation of feminist writing coming from Central Eastern Europe, or by writers in the diaspora, with many more feminist texts travelling West to East historically; copies will be distributed to a number of libraries across the UK. 
     
    Both research document and resource, the pamphlet aims to share and pass on the CEED Feminisms research network's conversations about Central Eastern European and diasporic feminist writing and art practices, shaped by Feminist Duration Reading Group's methodology of reading texts out loud, together. It addresses themes first identified by the research network, as well as subject matter explored in four-part event series, ranging from gendered labour and 'East' to 'West' migration, to transnational feminist solidarity in war. Read more about CEED Feminisms here
     
    Designed by Alessia Arcuri, the sprawling document's form and content questions the scope of 'CEED feminism', problematising 'Central Eastern Europe' as a container for enormous cultural diversity and contextualising feminist discourses bound to post/state socialism, anti/imperialism and de/colonialism.
     
    The event takes place at Biblioteka, located on the ground floor of the Architectural Association. Please note that access is via four steps, if you require assistance please contact or have any additional access questions, or to request support via our access and mobility budget, which covers childcare and travel for a limited number of participants who live outside of London, please contact Annabelle Mödlinger: annabelle[at]cellprojects[dot]org.
     
    Pre-ordered copies of the bibliography can be be requested at office[at]cellprojects[dot]org.
     
    Curator Jessie Krish
     
    Biblioteka is a reference library with a variety of rare and special collections of books, zines and other printed materials within the fields of art, architecture and design.
     
    Feminist Duration Reading Group (FDRG) established in 2015, is a gathering focused on feminisms outside the dominant Anglo-American canon. It juxtaposes earlier moments of radical feminist thought, art, and collective practice with current urgencies. The group has developed a practice of reading out loud, together, one paragraph at a time, with the aim of creating a sense of connection and intimacy during meetings.
     
    CEED Feminisms 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. CEED Feminisms is additionally supported by Cockayne Foundation.
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