Feministički odgovor(i) na uticaj antirodnih politika u savremenoj Srbiji: teorija, mediji, institucije i aktivizam18. maja 2023.
Prvi semestar Studija feminizma uspešno završen7. jula 2023.
Od 14. do 18. juna je u Novom Sadu organizovana Feminist No Borders Summer School, na temu: abolicionistička briga. Abolicionistička briga je feministički pristup koji polazi od principa kolektivne brige i teži svetu bez granica i zatvora. Što podrazumeva borbu protiv neoliberalnoh reformi privatizacije društvenih dobara i osnovnih sredstava za život.
Feminist No Borders Summer School organizuje Fac_research već šest godina u Atini i na više lokacija u svetu, a ove godine je po prvi put organizovana u Srbiji. Ove godine u organizaciji su učestvovale lokalne aktivistkinje Vanja Petrović i Laura Pejak u saradnji sa Centrom za ženske studije i Kuhinja solidarnosti NS. Zahvaljujemo se i Otvorenoj kuhinji Crna kuća u Novom sadu za prikupljanje donacija.
2:30 PM // Gathering of the participants at Grupa Izadji
2:45 – 3:00 PM // A few words of introduction about the program and activities
3:00 – 3:50 PM // We meet each other and share what abolition means to each of us
3:50 – 4 PM // Coffee break
4:00 – 6 PM // Hybrid opening assembly with all of the other nodes
June 15 – Housing
10:30 – 11:00 AM // Participants gather at Grupa Izadji and we settle in with a check-in circle [This is the space to share anything that came up yesterday or overnight with the group.]
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM // Discussion about readings for the day
1:00 – 2 PM // Lunch break
2:00 – 3:30 PM // Housing Struggles in Serbia
Housing activists Laura Pejak and Jovana Timotijevic discuss housing activism in Novi Sad and Serbia as a whole, covering livable development, gentrification, evictions, and the rising cost of rent.
3:30 – 6:00 PM // Housing Struggles in Person
Following a discussion with Laura and Jovana, we break up into groups and venture out into the city to visit some key local housing struggle sites. There, we discuss the problems being faced by residents and reflect in some way on our surroundings, be it by writing, drawing, taking photographs, etc. We then meet back at Grupa Izadji to share our experiences.
6:00 – 7:30 PM // Dinner Break
7:30 PM // Documentary & a chat // Democratic Housing in Edinburgh
June 16 – Health
09:30 – 10:00 AM // Gathering at feminist disability justice collective IZ KRUGA – VOJVODINA and check-in circle
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM // Access to Health Care and Social Protections for Disabled Women in Serbia
Veronika Mitro and Svjetlana Timotic introduce us to the work of their collective and discuss struggles faced by local disabled women. We view a video of a performance called Antidiagnosis, which was led by women of the collective.
12:00 – 1:00 PM // Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:00 PM // Social Consequences of Care Migration to Western Europe Svenja Fischbach discusses her research on how the temporary – and often illegal – migration of caregivers from Serbia to Germany impacts local communities left behind.
2:00 – 2:30 PM // Coffee break
2:30 – 4:00 PM // Discussion of readings for the day
4:00 – 4:30 PM // Coffee break
4:30 – 6:30 PM // Humanitarian Aid to Mutual Aid: Making a Lexicon Simon Campbell and Otto Wolf lead us in a collaborative session of contributing to a lexicon resource. In groups, participants will define a concept or word in the context of activist strategies of care. This can take the form of small texts, pictures, audio, video, poetry, quotes, useful links and more.
6:30 – 7:00 PM // We make plans for Saturday’s participation in Novi Sad’s solidarity Kitchen
June 17 – Food
8:30 – 11:30 AM // Group 1 (cooking team) gathers at Crna Kuca and prepares the meal
11:30 AM – 2 PM // Group 2 (distribution team) gathers at Crna Kuca and packs up the meal and goes on a distribution run
1:00 – 3:30 PM // Group 3 (cleaning team) gathers at Crna Kuca to clean up the space
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM // When your group is not working at the solidarity kitchen, please go to Grupa Izadji. There, we will discuss the readings for the day and create the plan for the day collaboratively.
4:00 – 6:00 PM // Hybrid closing assembly with all of the other nodes
6:00 – 7 PM // Final check-in circle and wrap up
18. Jun – Abolish Work and Play!
The Care Manifesto by The Care Collective.
Hil’ilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart and Tamara Kneese, Radical Care: Survival Strategies for Uncertain Times. Social Text (2020) 38: 1-16.
Ana Vilenica and Nemanja Pantovic, On the frontlines of Serbia’s struggle for housing justice. ROAR, October 14, 2019.
Petra Rodik, The Impact of the Swiss Franc Loans Crisis on Croatian Households. Social and Psychological Dimensions of Personal Debt and the Debt Industry. (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015)
Suggested readings for housing:
Raquel Rolnik and Gabriel Hirschhorn, Urban Warfare. (Verso, 2019)
Vanessa E. Thompson, Policing in Europe: Disability Justice and Abolitionist Intersectional Care. Race and Class 62(3): 2021 (article).
Ludovica D’Alessandro, Careful Cracks: Resistant Practices of Care and Affectability. Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy. Vol. 42 no. 1 (2022): The Care Dossier I.
Krystle Okafor, What is “Collective Care” Today?
Suggested readings for health:
Hil Malatino, Trans Care.
George Serntedakis, ‘Solidarity’ for strangers: A Case Study of ‘Solidarity’ Initiatives in Lesvos.
The Care Dossier. Krisis 42(1): 2022 journal special issue).
Pirate Care Syllabus. 2019–2020 (online resource).
Alexia Arani, Abolitionist Care: Crip of Color Worldmaking in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. PhD dissertation, University of California San Diego, 2022 (dissertation)
Eva Boodman, COVID-19, Biopolitics and Abolitionist Care Beyond Security and Containment. Abolition: A Journal and Community of Radical Theory and Practice, 8 May 2020.
El Jones, Abolitionist Intimacies. Fernwood: 2022 (book).
Mariame Kaba, Free Us All. The New Inquiry, 8 May 2017 (article).
Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light: and Other Essays. Foreword by Sonia Sanchez. Ixia Press (1988) 2017.
Farzana Khan, Moving from ‘No Borders’ to Broaderland for the Borderless. New Internationalist, 17 December 2015 (article).
Q Manivannan, Imagining a Care Curriculum. Feminist Perspectives, 11 May 2022 (essay).
China Medel, Abolitionist Care in the Militarised Borderlands. The South Atlantic Quarterly 116(4): 2017, 873–883 (article).
The Creative World of Care: A Portfolio of Abolitionist Imagination. A World Without Cages, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 2020 (essays).
Dean Spade, Andrea Ritchie, Victoria Law, Pauline Rogers, Jarvis Benson, Study and Struggle 2: Abolition, Intersectionality, and Care. Haymarket, 30 September 2020 (video).