THURSDAY 21.8.2003, 16H30-18H15
From a feminist viewpoint, what constitutes a good life? Is it possible to envision a feminist utopia? Is it desirable to do so? Is a utopian way of thinking enriching and inspiring for feminists, or alternatively, alien to feminist projects? What is it we want to accomplish trough feminist work in the academy?
The topic for our panel debate "Feminist Utopia/s" addresses a classic feminist theme, but one that is not discussed very often within academic feminism. Nevertheless, we believe it is of great importance to, once in a while, let this kind of questions be the focal point of a feminist discussion.
We envision this gathering as an occasion where there is room for both free speculations and precise articulations of feminist visions of the future, a space where the focus is on the good things we strive for as feminists. Therefore, we have named the event "Feminist utopia/s".
The panel participants make a dynamic and exciting group of people, representing a wide range of different perspectives and feminist political/philosophical viewpoints, such as queer feminism, cyborg feminism, the perspective of intersectionality, history and feminist movement.
The panel discussants are: Ann Kaloski Naylor, Diana Mulinari, Djurdja Knezvic, Harriet Silius, Ulrika Dahl.
Moderator is Lena Gemzöe, social anthropologist, Centre for Women's Studies, Stockholm University.
This event is organized by AthenaSudentForum@NextGENDERation, in co-operation with the conference organizers in Lund.
Welcome to a thought provoking and comitted debate!