The Desire to Change Everything

Discussion with Verónica Gago and Mina Baginová at the Artwife festival

“𝑫𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒆𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆, 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚.”
𝐹𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑠𝑡 𝐼𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙. 𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝑡𝑜 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒 𝐸𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔



Massive feminist mobilizations emerged around the world over the recent years. While often building on practices and ideas of the previous social movements, something new and specific can be observed in these mobilizations. Activist and theoretician Verónica Gago in her book Feminist International “documents the birth of a novel kind of feminist power rooted in the streets where people assemble and the bedrooms and households where new visions of liberation are taking shape”.

We will take her inspiring analysis situated in Argentina’s #NiUnaMenos movement – where hundreds of thousands of people gathered over the last years – as a basis of our discussion. What is feminist potencia? How can we think about sexist violence outside the boundaries of “domestic violence”? And how have the public assemblies worked as spaces where new politics was negotiated? With the researcher Mina Baginová, we will think about the context of East and Central Europe: how feminist practices are situated and manifested there and how have they developed over the last years.

Together we will contemplate how we can support each other and learn from each other's struggles embedded in different historical experiences, epistemologies, and geographies; how we can create a tangible international feminist solidarity praxis.
If we are lucky enough, the discussion will be joined by a representative of the Polish movement Strajk Kobiet. It will depend on the situation in Poland and we will keep you informed.

Discussion will be hosted by Zuzana Maďarová.

WHEN: February 25, 19:00

WHERE: online

Verónica Gago is a leader in Argentina’s #NiUnaMenos movement (Not One More!), as both a theoretician and an activist. She is also a Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, Professor at the Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, and Assistant Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).

Mina Baginová is a researcher at FATIGUE and explores the contemporary feminist social movements and women's mobilizations in the midst of far-right and conservative anti-gender politics in East Central Europe. She is a member of EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists); a programme coordinator of ‘Mobilizing the Planet’ annual conference organized by the Applied Anthropology Network; an activist in international feminist CLARA Collective.

Zuzana Maďarová is an activist in Slovakia’s initiative Nebudeme ticho (We won’t be silent) and feminist organization ASPEKT. She is also a researcher at Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava.


Organized by: Diera do sveta and ASPEKT

This event is part of the Artwife festival. Check the program here.


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