What’s Feminism got to do with Free Schools? An Interview with the CFP

CFP logoMore than a year after the student uprisings in Quebec, how did some of the rethinking of education materialize? During the Centre for Feminist Pedagogy (CFP)’s “SKOOL” residency at Centre des arts actuels Skol this summer, .dpi interviewed Ania Wroblewski and Jen Kennedy, in Frenglish, as a way to launch a new collaboration via the journal’s blog. Keep your eyes open right here for articles documenting their activities and interests related to feminist pedagogy!

Opportunity: .dpi is seeking a Blog Coordinator

Image credit: Joana Coccarelli
The blog of the .dpi journal is an online community for feminist artists and their allies (researchers, curators, artist-run-centres and collectives, among others). The aim of the blog is to offer information and a platform for reflection, works in progress, events and resources relevant to feminist artists, and to inspire discussion on the themes touched on by the .dpi journal.

A Review of Artforum's iPhone application for artguide

I can't get it on my phone, but probably it is ok. It probably is extensive and useful if you don't already get emailed by all the galleries with their press releases and updates and Facebook and what not. The RCAAQ has the Réseau Art Actuel Centre Ville art map app and that works too. So does the Mile End art map which is not just Mile End, but also not an app, just a map. Pavillion Projects also has a map. Does Artforum need one too? Maybe. Who knows? They cater to different audiences. I wonder how much they spent to make the app? Apps are expensive. And you have to pay for theirs, which is less cool. The RCAAQ app is free. I would probably use it though, if I was travelling and was too lazy to read their website directly. But I won't use it for Montréal.

Margaret Harrison: at the forefront of feminist art practice

A review of Margaret Harrison's latest exhibit in London. Originally published via the London-based art network artlyst.

Photo from Margaret Harrison exhibit.

The stout, lumpy figure of Ena Sharples stands at the corner of a functional looking balcony staring out over the rooftops of an anonymous urban landscape. A mishmash of red brick terraced streets fades into obscurity behind her. She slumps heavily over the railings wearing an unflattering Ulster coat and an expression of discontent. It's a melancholy portrait.

From a Free Software Movement to a Free Safety Movement

by micha cárdenas

This is a call to all feminist hackers, anti-racist coders, gender hackers, genderchangers, queer and trans hackers, political hackers, anti-violence activists and networked activists to help stop violence against queer and trans* people, people of color, disabled people and women.

Many forms of daily violence - sexual, gender, racial, ableist and state-sponsored (committed by police) - are only increasing. As global warming, neoliberalism, and neocolonialism continue, more and more people are subject to violence on a daily basis due to social instability. This is a call to people to acknowledge that the Internet era has not brought more safety but less. This is a call to say we need more people hacking safety. Why do we have better software to share pictures of lunch than we do to keep each other safe?

Feminist Designs: Ellen Balka discusses ways to make cities more inclusive

"I started thinking of technology as a language of action."

Professor Ellen Balka presented at Vancouver's PechaKucha this past February. Offering insights into the interrelations between technology, urban design and feminism, her presentation incites critical reflection on the values that underlie our built environments.


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