Abstracts for Presentations in Sessions.pdf
Programme and Abstracts for conference, Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms, held at Middlesex University, 2 July 2018.
This event was organised by Katy Deepwell for the Create/Feminisms research cluster in the Visual Arts Department, Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, Middlesex University.
How do the practices of feminist art workers and activists identify, comment, reflect, address and question issues related to changes in civil and political rights over their bodies; campaigns around health and social care and violence against women; in anti-nuclear and anti-militarist campaigns for the end of conflicts or for peace; in protests about women's rights as workers, citizens, refugees or migrants; for LGBTQI rights; for disability rights?
2018 marks 100 years since women in the UK over 30 and with a property qualification obtained the vote. Beyond the fact of SOME women's enfranchisement as citizens, many questions about women’s legal and political rights across the world remain, even though the UN has declared development goals and women’s rights as human rights a key goal for more than 40 years. How has feminism transformed in the last 50 years our understandings of art and activism in relation to struggles for women's rights as human rights?
2018 also marks 50 years since May 1968 and the student occupation of Hornsey College of Art, which joined Middlesex University. One panel at this event will be dedicated to feminism’s role in art student protests, sit-ins, work-ins, occupations and alternative de-colonising pedagogies in the last 50 years.