Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation is a manifesto written in 2015 by Laboria Cuboniks, a working group of six women across five countries. It articulates a feminism adequate to the conditions of complexity and abstraction constitutive of the early 21st century. It recognises that reorienting the systems in which we are now embedded toward broader justice, can be made possible, in part by technology, alienation and the capacity for abstraction, not despite these things. The manifesto ends with the grand claim “If Nature is unjust: Change Nature!”
Led by Diann Bauer
In this series of participatory events, artist Jon Davies extends an invitation to consider the times we are living in and encourages us to share ideas, texts and conversations. Davies begins from the position that in order to change the world for the better, we need to broaden our understanding of work and production, the environment, gender and sexuality, and race and nations. He also considers whether the status quo is stopping us from working towards a better world. Davies and invited guests including artist Diann Bauer, Priya Sharma, Salma Noor will debate the contemporary moment through five provocations: Which Utopia? followed by Dehumanise, Defamiliarise, Decolonise and Deindustrialise.