Manifiesto Octubre Trans 2015

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17.10.2015, pl. Universidad, a las 17h

Este año nos unimos a esta manitrans porque queremos apostar por las alianzas, porque nos parece importante trabajar con todas aquellas personas trans, bolleras, maricas, intersex, putas, migrantes, racializadas, tullidas, gordas, feministas, que entienden el sistema sexogénero como una pieza del engranaje capitalista, colonial y heteropatriarcal.

Estamos aquí porque en nuestros cuerpos se entrecruzan sistemas de opressión distintos pero intersectados, que nos afectan a todxs. Partimos de diferentes realidades, identidades, opresiones, privilegios y deseos. No somos uniformes ni buscamos la uniformidad; la heterogeneidad nos parece una riqueza y desde ahí nuestra resistencia agarra fuerza.

(Todxs) Resistamos colectivamente!

Angela Davis lecture: Life between Politics and Academia

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5 October 2015, 18:30
Venue: University of Vienna, Großen Festsaal (Great ceremonial hall, main building)

Angela Davis, activist and philosopher, associated with the Black Panthers in the 1960s-1970s. She joined the Communist Party when Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. Already in the 1970s she taught women’s and gender studies as well as African American studies in the US. Concurrently, she became a central figure in the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the US. She still investigates the intersections between oppression on grounds of gender, race/ethnicity and class in a globalised world.

Speaking against the Void: Decolonial Transfeminist Relations and its Radical Potential

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If postsocialism is not at all postcolonial, decolonial transfeminist re-reading of capitalism in its correspondence with coloniality of gender and racism profoundly related with class and gender can shed new light to relational processes of colonial/imperial differentiation and subjectification across former communist/socialist space and Global South, and in order to disrupt the monolithic history of feminism allows us to tackle the ticklish subject of feminist struggle from marginalized/minoritized positions, as well as to re-think the new possibilities for building critical alliances transversally with a vision of pluriversal future. Here, the imaginary and affective dimension is playing one of the crucial roles to be taken into analysis.

Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies

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Edited by Stella Bolaki and Sabine Broeck
University of Massachusetts Press, 2015

Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies is the first book to systematically document and thoroughly investigate Lorde’s influence beyond the United States. Arranged in three thematically interrelated sections—Archives, Connections, and Work—the volume brings together scholarly essays, interviews, Lorde’s unpublished speech about Europe, and personal reflections and testimonials from key figures throughout the world. Using a range of interdisciplinary approaches, contributors assess the reception, translation, and circulation of Lorde’s writing and activism within different communities, audiences, and circles. They also shed new light on the work Lorde inspired across disciplinary borders.

In addition the volume editors, contributors include Sarah Cefai, Cassandra Ellerbe-Dueck, Paul M. Farber, Tiffany N. Florvil, Katharina Gerund, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Gloria Joseph, Jackie Kay, Marion Kraft, Christiana Lambrinidis, Zeedah Meierhofer-Mangeli, Rina Nissim, Chantal Oakes, Lester C. Olson, Pratibha Parmar, Peggy Piesche, Dagmar Schultz, Tamara Lea Spira, and Gloria Wekker.

Silvia Federici y Cristina Vega. Comunes, feminismo e instituciones

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9 de julio de 2015
Lugar: La Hidra Cooperativa

Tema: conversación sobre el problema de la reproducción, la hipótesis de los comunes y la entrada de los movimientos sociales a las instituciones. ¿Qué papel tienen que jugar las curas en el actual marco de asalto institucional?, y ¿que nos pueden enseñar al respecto las experiencias latinoamericanas?

Un día sin tiempo

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Un día sin tiempo una performance-social concebida como un acto poético en resistencia a las políticas de limpieza social y vigilancia policial del barrio del Raval.

Un día sin tiempo es el producto de un proceso de investigación ​-acción​, talleres y lectura de Diasporas críticas en colaboración con el Espai del Inmigrante y Radio Nikosia​ y activistas del barrio​.

Un día sin tiempo denuncia el racismo institucional a través de los lenguajes y estrategias de las luchas feministas, decoloniales y contrapsiquiátricas.​

Diásporas Críticas
M​anifiestos y poesía desde los balcones de​l​ Carrer d’En Robador​s​
23 de​ junio de 2015, a las 19.00 hs

Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice

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27-28 April 2015
Temahuset, Campus Valla, Linköping, Sweden

The aim of the conference is to spark and consolidate focused dialogues on the theoretical, temporal and spatial intersections of postcolonialism and postsocialism in present-day geopolitical climate. We investigate what are the intersections and opacities – the untranslatable experiences, concepts, ideas – between the two critical discourses in feminist theorizing and practice. We hope to do so in order to address the emergence of new political and cultural formations as well as circuits of bodies and capital so as to arrive at a novel approach to gender, race and sexuality in post-Cold War and postcolonial era in currently re-emerging neo-colonial and imperial conflicts. This becomes relevant in light of recent geopolitical transformations and contemporary complex challenges such as border controls and anti-immigration laws, xenophobia and rising fascism in Europe, and religion-based conflicts in post-multiculturalist societies.

TROPICAL VIDEO ACTIVISM. Transformative Illegalities & Post-Porning Genders

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Curated by Fernanda Nogueira

March 7, 2015, 4-9pm, VBKÖ, Vienna

This screening program stems from the urgencies of a collective body, a body formed by fragments, a mutant, which resists any classification, provocative, unsatisfied, which creates new ways of living by acting in the territory of transgression. Tropical Video Activism presents video productions – either registers of actions or more experimental poetics – as signs to make visible, read and spread social transformations, which are in furious excitement in the public sphere in many Southern geographies.

These processes are not happening just in a single territory. We can map the social effervescence, the networks arising and intensifying the emergence and encounter of new transborder communities capable of sharing activist tools and circulating critical information which in the past could only be found in independent, underground and thought marginal networks. Facing the urgency of action and its various potentialities in these different territories, the modern categories such as “originality” or “authenticity” are turned obsolete. In contrast, a broader notion of “network” is strengthen daily in the configuration of a collective battlefield.

Catalunya Trans

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Paul B. Preciado

En el caso del devenir-Catalunya-libre, o bien la independencia es el objetivo final de un trámite político que tiende a la fijación de una identidad nacional, a la cristalización de un mapa del poder, o por el contrario se trata de un proceso de experimentación social y subjetiva que implica la puesta en cuestión de todas las identidades normativas (nacionales, de clase, género, sexuales, territoriales, lingüísticas, raciales, de diferencia corporal o cognitiva…).

O bien la masculinidad, la feminidad, la nación, las fronteras, las demarcaciones territoriales y lingüísticas… prevalecen sobre la infinitud de series posibles de relaciones establecidas y por establecer o bien fabricamos juntos el entusiasmo experimental capaz de sostener un proceso constituyente permanentemente abierto.