Valand Academy — Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy?

12 – 14 October 2016

A three day investigation of feminist and queer pedagogies. 12-14 October 2016
Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden



How can we understand justice and diversity in ways that are not blind to differences in gender, sexual orientation, race, class and dis/ability in the name of equality? How can feminist and queer admission policies be developed and implemented within institutions? Can management be thought of more in terms of care than administration? What does it actually require to decolonize the curriculum? What is possible within self-organized learning environments, that is not within the institution? When do we learn? How is knowledge transmitted and validated? What is the agency of publishing and documenting, of citation practices? What are the acquisition politics of our libraries and databases? How can we broaden our understanding of feminist and non-Eurocentric knowledge? What kind of resources are we accessing to do so?


Together let’s practice feminist pedagogies: Let’s experiment with formats of knowledge production. Let’s collectively prepare and eat food. Let’s change the architecture of the classroom. Let’s test out when and how we learn. Let’s rework the role of presenter and the audience. Let’s find structures that don’t marginalize or silence.



Andrea Phillips (Parse Professor, Valand Academy), Annette Krauss (Artist, Doctoral Researcher, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Lecturer, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht), Bedfellows (Artists, Jenny Moore, Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies, London), Berit Larsson (Activist, Kvinnofolkhögskolan and Gothenburg University), Erika Alm (Senior lecturer, Gender Studies and program coordinator for Gendering Practices: Master’s Programme, Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg), Eva Weinmayr (Artist, AND Publishing, Doctoral Researcher, Valand Academy), Hanna Hallgren (Poet, Professor, Valand Academy), Jenny Tunedal (Poet, Senior Lecturer, Valand Academy), Johanna Gustavsson (Artist, writer, co-founder of FAGS, Gothenburg), Khash Naderehvandi (Poet, Doctoral Researcher, Valand Academy), Romy Rüegger (Artist, ZHDK Zurich), Rosalie Schweiker (Artist, AND Publishing London), Sarah Kember (Director of Goldsmiths Press, Prof of New Media of Communication, Goldsmiths London), Zahra Bayati (Senior Lecturer, Gothenburg University, Department of Education, Communication and Learning)


It was the closing event of Valand Academy’s 150 year anniversary conceptualized and organized by the feminist pedagogies core working group at Valand Academy, which is currently Rose Borthwick, Kanchan Burathoki, Mary Coble, Andreas Engman and Eva Weinmayr.


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