Crisis of care in the Feminist Review Collective

On 12 May 2020, the statement below was sent to members of the Feminist Review Collective by four Collective members—Azeezat, Jenny, Nydia and Terese . The statement raises a number of issues that point to a serious ‘crisis of care’ within what purports to be a feminist collective, centred on inequalities and power relations of... Continue Reading →

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Digitalisation and inequalities in Higher Education in South Africa: a decolonial feminist response

BY NADIRA OMARJEE AND SURUCHI THAPAR-BJÖRKERT History is not the past.It is the present.We carry our histories with us.We are our history.If we pretend otherwise, we literally are criminals.James Baldwin (2017, p.107)   Coronavirus has highlighted the incongruencies of education as a public good, re-articulating social injustices which further alienate groups lacking in cultural capital. These... Continue Reading →

Art in the archive bursary: Glitching the archive – Women’s Art Library/Feminist Review remote residency 2020: call for proposals

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 31 OCTOBER 2020 The Women’s Art Library and Feminist Review are inviting submissions for the Art in the Archive Bursary 2020. This year’s aim is to create a ‘remote residency’ based in the Women’s Art Library collection as an unofficially digitised archive. The residency will be facilitated by the collection’s curator to... Continue Reading →

Crisis of care: whiteness in the Collective

BY IRENE GEDALOF It has taken me far too long to begin to recognise how pervasively and exhaustingly whiteness is stitched into the fabric of FR’s practices, structures and spaces. I thank those members of the collective who have, to paraphrase Haraway (1991, p. 157), helped to drag me kicking and screaming towards a realisation... Continue Reading →

Embodied Archives of Institutional Violence and Anti-Racist Occupation – Reading Julietta Singh’s ‘No Archive Will Restore You’ in the University

BY AKANKSHA MEHTA This blog post is part of issue 125 of Feminist Review, which explores theories of the archive within feminist, queer, crip, decolonial, and diasporic studies. The issue, which brings academics, artists, and archivists into conversation with each other, launched in July 2020. Blog posts in this series can be found here. Gratitude I... Continue Reading →

Hurt and Words: On Language and Pain in Public

BY KHAIRANI BAROKKA This blog post is part of issue 125 of Feminist Review, which explores theories of the archive within feminist, queer, crip, decolonial, and diasporic studies. The issue, which brings academics, artists, and archivists into conversation with each other, launched in July 2020. Blog posts in this series can be found here. While writing... Continue Reading →

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