Feminist City

Safe Spaces Conversation #4

15.09.21

In a series of four talks, we discuss the various topics that are central to the exhibition Safe Spaces – The Right to Space in the City. In this final talk we talk with representatives of the Barbican, and curators and contributors to Safe Spaces on feminist practice and activism.

Simultaneously with Safe Spaces – The Right to Space in the City at Arcam, the Barbican in London hosts the exhibition How We Live Now: Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative. There are many similarities between the two exhibitions. In this zoom webinar we talk with representatives of the Barbican, and curators and contributors to Safe Spaces on feminist practice and activism.

This talk will link historical feminist claims to space to contemporary claims, and to find out how results or ideas from the past might be relevant and helpful today.

Programme

4 pm    Welcome by Indira van ‘t Klooster, Arcam Director

4.05     Ali Talat As’ad, curator, on the exhibition Safe Spaces, with a focus on women’s movement, emancipation and the architectural installation of the Moederhuis by Aldo and Hannie van Eyck

4.10     Jos Boys, co-curator, of the Barbican exhibition How We Live Now:  Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Collective and co-founder of Matrix

4.15     Conversation between Ali Talat As’ad and Jos Boys

4.25     Bogomir Doringer, artist, on female protest and space claims today coming from underground clubs and dance scenes.

4.30     Stefanie Tseggai, Marisa Cortright and Jo Barnett, architects and writer, on how feminist theory can help designers to think about architecture and their contribution to the exhibition in words and projects

4.40     Talk with all

This event has been made possible with the support of Het Nieuwe Instituut and nai010 Publishers