On the Tashweesh opening night, we aim our sights towards the importance of feminist alliances that cross borders.
w/ Nikita Dhawan (IN/AT/DE) & Engagement (BE) Rósa Ómarsdóttir & Sirah Foighel Brutmann
There is growing attention to transnational feminist networks, to solidarity across borders. There is a living hope that citizen movements that transcend borders can tackle worldwide gender violence and stimulate gender equality. But this collective struggle for equality and worldwide attention to vulnerability can unintentionally also serve, or be overrun by, the political agenda of a neoliberal system.
Nikita Dhawan, professor of political theory and gender studies and director of the Gender Studies: Identities – Discourses – Transformations research platform at the University of Innsbruck gives a critical opening lecture about the opportunities and limitations of global sisterhood from a post-colonial perspective.
Engagement in the Arts is a movement that tackles sexism and abuse of power in the Belgian art world. This collective – comprising a growing group of performers – is creating a link in drawing attention to cross-border behaviour at the local level, as well as beyond (language) frontiers.
As part of TASHWEESH, a 10-day multidisciplinary festival on feminism in the Middle-East, North Africa and Europe. w/ Goethe-Institut Brüssel