Doing Feminisms (ENG)

Every tuesday, 18:30-20:00
10 March till 30 June 2020

📣 Teaching at the University of Vienna will take place in the form of remote learning for the entire summer semester 2020. (for further information click here). We are trying to make the best out of it and find a solution for each lecture unit. This change of lifestyle resulted in an extra workload which forces us to take more time for the lecture than originally planned. This is why currently, (if we don’t tell you otherwise) we are not sticking to uploading a new video/link every tuesday evening. Nevertheless, we try to upload each video in the week the lecture was planned for.
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The lecture aims to provide a space for various examples of action stemming from feminist-emancipatory practices and, among other things, to investigate questions of transformation within patriarchal structures. We want to address the reciprocal relationship between feminist theories and practices and explore questions such as: What is the relationship between agency and discourse? How can feminist theory be operationalized? How can we work with categories without reproducing the underlying power structures? How do theoretical perspectives and their practical implementation influence each other?nderlying power structures? How do theoretical perspectives and their practical implementation influence each other?

Lecture series organised by students

In the Master Programme Development Studies at the University of Vienna, whose students (at the time diploma programme and bachelor students as well as the “basisgruppe”) played an important role in the 2012 university protests, there is a tradition of student-organized critical lecture series (such as „Kritik.Widerspruch.Widerstand“ in the winter semester of 17/18, „Coloniality under De_Construction“ in the spring semester of 17, „Postwachstum“ in the winter semester of 16/17).

Examples of feminist practice (especially those that operate outside of academia) are usually underrepresented in university contexts.
Our motivation in organising the lecture series „Doing Feminisms“ in the summer semester 2020 is to change this underrepresentation. The lecture aims to present a wide range of feminist practices and therefore to motivate and encourage feminist action.

This year’s lecture series is organized by Teresa Engelhart, Elisa Fink, Juan Pablo Gerez Haded, Alexander Hass, Swantje Höft, Laura Plochberger, Nadine Taferner, Florentine Schennach, Franziska Sophie Werner and Milena Zilk.

Special thanks go to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Antje Daniel and the Institute of International Development at the University of Vienna for their support.

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In written German, the gender star * is intended to make female, male and all non-binary gender identities visible. The * after a category such as Frau*(woman) or weiblich*(female) is intended to indicate the constructed nature of this category – referring to all those who see themselves as women in terms of their gender identity and who would also like to be perceived as such by others – regardless of the gender assigned at birth. It is also important to emphasize that neither men nor women (nor any socially constructed category) can be understood as homogeneous units.