research project
Feminist communities exist translocally - codirectional impulses arise independently in different parts of the world. This way, in the early 1990s, cyberfeminist ideas simultaneously came into existence within the Australian group VNS matrix and the Russian Cyberfeminclub. Together with the existence of such spatial entanglements, the connections of feminist movements in time might be difficult to trace even within a single locality. And even if connections do occur, they can be problematic due to their coloniality and inequality. When the history of feminism is described using the "waves" paradigm, the local specificity of the US-American feminist movement is perceived as universal. However, the histories of feminism in other parts of the world might not fit into this logic. For instance, unique features are characteristic of the feminist movements in Germany and in the countries of the post-Soviet space.

How are the genealogies of feminism constituted in Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia? How do politics influence them - for instance, what impact did Russian aggression in the Ukraine have on the feminist movements in both coutries? How to include into their analysis the awareness of the simultaneous existence of multiple discriminations, inherent in today's feminism?

We offer to explore these topics to feminist artists, researchers and activists from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia in dialogue with representatives of the feminist archives of Germany.
Project timing:
March-April
collective work on the project concept
May-July
creation of the content of the project
(portal / exhibition / publication)
May 11-17
a seminar in Berlin for collective work on the project
August
completion of the project
September-October
presentation of the project in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Germany
Bridging feminisms:
feminist genealogies/feminist translocalities
How to become part of the project?
We invite for cooperation researchers, curators, activists, artists - everyone who is interested in working on research on the subject of feminist connections in space and time. At the moment, the project is at the formation stage, so we are open to any ideas.

The authors of the most interesting ideas will have the opportunity to come to the seminar, which will be held in Berlin on May 11-17. We will get to know each other and work together on the concept and content of the future project (portal/publication/exhibition). The selection process will be undretaken by the representatives of partner organizations. The working languages are English, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian.

What will happen at the seminar?

- getting acquainted with the feminist archives and feminist organizations in Berlin
- working on the exhibition and materials for the project
- participating in a festival of critical art and politics on the post-Soviet space on May 15-16

The projects covers travel expenses, as well as accommodation and meals during the seminar. After the workshop, we will continue to work on materials for the project.

Participants are paid for travel, accommodation and meals during the seminar. After the workshop, we will continue to work on filling out the project.

We would be happy to invite all interested persons to Berlin. Unfortunately, the number of participants in the seminar is limited. However, if your idea is interesting, we will consider other forms of cooperation - for example, we might ask you to prepare certain material for a fee acceptable for you. For the same reason, if you cannot be in Berlin on May 11-17, but you think that you could join the project, don't hesitate to submit an application!

Application for participation can be submitted before March 1, 2020. The results will be announced on March 7.
Apply for participation in the project
open call: соединяя феминизмы / brigding feminisms
Исследовательский проект 'соединяя феминизмы: генеалогии феминизмов/феминистские транслокальности' приглашает к сотрудничеству кураторок, художниц, исследовательниц и активисток из Украины, Беларуси и России.

Будем также рады рассмотреть коллективные заявки, а также заявки из Германии или других стран постсоветского пространства.

Research project 'bridging feminisms: genealogies of feminisms/feminist translocalities' invites for collaboration curators, artists, researchers and activists from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

We would also be happy to consider collective applications, as well as applications from Germany or other countries of the former Soviet Union.
Какую из стран вы представляете?
What country do you represent?
Это индивидуальная или коллективная заявка?
Is this application individual or collective?
Расскажите о себе - чем вы занимаетесь, какой у вас исследовательский, кураторский, художественный, активистский опыт? При желании, дополнительную информацию о ваших проектах и/или резюме можно прислать на victoria@dekabristen.org.

Tell us about yourself - what are you engaged in, what academic, artistic, curatorial, activist projects and initiatives have you been part of? If you want, you can also send additional information about your projects and/or a CV to victoria@dekabristen.org.
Как вы соотносите себя с темой будущего проекта? Почему она вам интересна? Занимались ли вы подобными вопросами, кажутся ли они вам актуальными? Как бы вы хотели изменить или дополнить имеющийся концепт?

How do you position yourself in relation to the topic of the future project? Have you dealt with such topics, do they seem relevant to you? How would you like to change, develop or transform the existing concept?
Опишите идею или идеи, которые вы могли бы реализовать в рамках проекта. Может быть, вы хотели бы написать эссе или сделать художественный проект на определённую тему? Взять серию интервью? Создать онлайн портал с архивацией феминистких историй? Мы открыты для любых идей!

Describe the idea or ideas that you could bring to life as part of the project. Maybe you would like to write an essay or make an art project on a specific topic? Take a series of interviews? Or create an online portal to archive feminist (his)stories? We are open to any ideas!
Как вы представляете себе работу в международной команде? Какие варианты сотрудничества или концептуальные связи вы видите между тремя странами (Украина, Беларусь, Россия)? Какую роль в данном проекте может играть Германия?

How do you imagine working in an international team? What cooperation options or conceptual connections do you see between the three countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Russia)? What role can Germany play in this project?
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