Verbindingen/Jonctions 8
Brussels 3-19 December
by Constant

Labour economy in a creative commons society
saturday 11 december, 16:30

Once someone said that love is to give something you don't have to someone who doesn't ask for it. Could it also apply to art and open source programming? Is a gift free? What is the cost of immaterial work in an open source economy? When life becomes work and work becomes life, the difference between productive and reproductive work disappears. Paid work is being defined more and more by the precarious and informal working conditions of reproductive work. This transformation is characterized by the emergence of an indistinct pool of life and work: the extension of working hours into the home, temporary labour contracts and individualised terms and conditions, the demand for emotional involvement and affective activities. Is there a link between the 'immaterial' and 'invisible' work of all 'home' workers: housewives, open source programmers, artists, e-workers, etc? Are there possible models for contracts, social protection, working conditions that would give visibility to the multilayered, flexible and generous workers without commodifying and enclosing them? Should we define a common policy? Do we want regulations or increased flexibility?

Debate with Danny Devos, Aiyer Rishab Ghosh, Els Vanheusden and a video by NextGenderation Brussels on the Feminism, Precarity and Migration workshop in Berlin

link to Constant | link to Verbindingen/Jonctions 8

Por un nuevo protagonismo feminista. Por el realojo de la Eskalera Karakola
For a new feminist presence. For the reaccomodation of the Eskalera Karakola
Madrid 11-12 December


link to La Eskalera Karakola

link to FC Poppesnor and NextGenderation Brussels travelling to Madrid Feminism, Precarity and Migration
Workshop organised by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, MAIZ (Linz), Respect (Berlin) and Research Group Hamburg, Berlin 3-4 December  

When life becomes work and work becomes life, the difference between productive and reproductive work disappears. The precarious work conditions of reproductive work increasingly define paid work. Characteristic for this transformation of work are the emergence of life and work, the extension of worktime into private households, temporary contracts, individualised terms and condition, the demand for and implementation of emotional and affective activities. Precariousness points towards three levels: firstly, the commodification of subjective and creative skills; secondly, vulnerability, poverty and deregulation and thirdly, on the process of mobility and transnational migration. On these levels the re-organisation of the global division of work based on the intersection of class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity is taking place.
With Precarias a la Deriva (Madrid), MAIZ (Linz), LSD (Madrid), Sconvegno (Roma), Punto di Partenza (Firenze), Shirley Tate (Manchester), Bridget Anderson (COMPAS, Oxford), AGISRA (Köln), NextGenderation (Brussels), Women's Organisations from Slowakia and Ukraine.

flyer | link to MAIZ | link to precarias a la deriva

European Social Forum 2004
London 15-17 October

Seminar Creating Collectivities/Doing Transnational Politics
organised by Feminist Review in collaboration with Scovegno, NextGenderation, BSA Race & Ethnicity Study Group and the Torino Samba Band, on Sat 16 Oct (9-11am) at Alexander Palace in the Guantanamo Room

Speakers: Nirmal Puwar (Feminist Review), Amal Treacher (Feminist Review), Firdous Azim, Chiara Martucci (Scovegno), Sanjay Sharma (BSA Race & Ethnicity Study Group), Beppe de Sario (Torino Sambaband), Joanna Hoare (NextGenderation London).

more on the seminar | link to ESF | link to democratise the ESF

People's Global Action: 3rd European Conference
Belgrade 23-29 July
talk by Rutvica Andrijasevic
link to PGA | link to 3rd European Conference

Feminism Contesting Globalisation
Dublin 7-9 July

Round table organised by NextGenderation:
Missing Links: (Academic) Feminism and the Movement of Globalised Resistance

Speakers: Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Nirmal Puwar (Feminist Review Collective), Mercedes Frias (Punto di Partenza), Scovengo, NextGenderation London and NG@ESF2003. Moderator: Rutvica Andrijasevic

more on the round table | link to conference

Feminisme in veelvoud
Brussel 22 juni
Debat georganiseerd door Amazone en het Steunpunt Allochtone Meisjes en Vrouwen

Inleiding Kruispuntdenken door Maayke Botman (Universiteit Utrecht)

Panel met Katrien Bruggeman (NVR), Anne Grauwels (VOK), Sarah Bracke (NextGENDERation Brussel), Sultan Balli (SAMV), Soumaya Zaougui, voormalig divesiteitsmedewerkster Groen!
Moderator: Sonja Spee

more on debate | link to Amazone | link to Steunpunt Allochtone Meisjes en Vrouwen

Precarious Life
Bologna venerdi 18 e sabato 19 giugno
Precarie per genere e generazione (soggetti frammentari e frammentati); Precarie per saperi e conoscenze (nostri corpi e desideri ri-produttivi? lavorattivi? politicattivi?); Precarie per relazione alle istituzioni (dentro e fuori); Vite precarie nel dis/ordine mondiale attuale (torture, guerra e donne); Cyborg o pre-cog? strategie e resistenze creative; Come riogranizzare le nostre vite quotidiane? Come cercare spazi e supporto? Che tipo di strategie funzionano? Che invenzioni e creativita' mettere in atto? Che interlocutori interpellare per le nostre proposte?

Les enseignements et recherches sur le genre
En France et en Europe: Bilan et perspectives

Paris 5 juin
organisé par Françoise Picq, Chargée de mission à l'égalité des chances
et l'ANEF (association nationale des études féministes)
intervention de Selma Bellal pour NG-bxl

link to NextGenderation Brussels

King for a day... or three drag kings in Brussels & Antwerp 18-20 March
organised by Wildewijvenbad, Maison Arc-en-Ciel & NextGenderation Brussels


link to NextGenderation Brussels | link to Wildewijvenbad
link to Maison Arc en Ciel | link to Gender fact files

Movimenti e mutamenti di genere. Un laboratorio in Toscana
Lucca 19 March-19 June
talk by Rutvica Andrijasevic
link to course

Féminisme, philosophie, queer
Brussels 30 janvier - 11 mars
organisé par l'Association Mouvements de Femmes

30/01 Politiques situées dans le féminisme contemporain - María Puig
04/02 Je travaille comme cyberféministe - Laurence Rassel
11/02 Le rire de Sarah, analyse critique de la procréation assistée - Mylène Botbol-Baum
20/02 Les conditions de la liberté : réflexions autour de Une chambre à soi de Virginia Woolf - Antonella Corsani
27/02 Ateliers drag king : pourquoi, comment, quels effets
05/03 Regards croisés sur la queer theory (montage audio);
11/03 Conclusion collective et autogérée du cycle de conférence

Potere e' Volere. Conflitti e ambizioni del movimento lesbico
ArciLesbica Milano 27-29 Febbraio
intervention by Cristina Gamberi
link to conference
Berlin 6 February (18:00-20:00)

Local Agents
Teilnehmerinnen: Rutvica Andrijasevic (NextGenderation, Berlin), Grada Ferreira (Humboldt Universität, Berlin) Seda Guerses (Technische Universität, Berlin), Angali Sagar (Otolith Group, London). Moderation: Diana McCarty

Vom Mainstream-Fernsehen bis zur Software-Produktion: Bilder des Anderen sind allgegenwärtig. Künstlerinnen, Aktivistinnen und Theoretikerinnen, die sich mit Geschlecht, Ethnie und Migration beschäftigen, diskutieren die Rolle der Medien in der sozialen Konstruktion des Begriffs und wie dieses Andere im täglichen Leben umgesetzt wird.

link to interview

Brussels Antwerpen 20-23 January

forum Internet en (de politiek van) ons dagelijks leven
Kennis over internet wordt steeds belangrijker op de arbeidsmarkt. Maar hoe zit het met internet in ons dagelijks leven? We kunnen internet ook gebruiken om eigen gemeenschappen (van familie, vrienden, culturele gemeenschappen...) te maken en uit te bouwen, en om mee te doen aan allerlei maatschappelijke en politieke aktiviteiten. In de workshop zullen we voorbeelden uitwisselen van hoe internet ons dagelijks leven kan verrijken.

link to Digitales | link to Constant | link to Interface 3 | link to ATEL