Festivals

Unruly Thoughts – on feminisms and beyond

Unruly Thoughts, online, Austria
27 Jan 2022 - 29 Jan 2022

The first edition of Austria’s upcoming feminist festival is dedicated entirely to the empowerment, exchange and global networking of women*. Over the course of three days the online-only event unites feminist voices from Africa and the African diaspora in the various fields of culture, academia and art.

The festivals aim is to bring together feminist perspectives apart from Eurocentric thought patterns and to offer a counterpoint to current global political movements which try to force a step backwards in social, intellectual, democratic and feminist achievements. Whilst exclusion and limitations determine today’s political discourse, the festival negotiates different positions and strategies of women* in the fight for equal rights and justice.

Consisting of engaging talks, artistic performances, films, a workshop and a panel discussion we are happy to welcome our feminist festival audience worldwide free of any entry fees.

WHERE
Online-only : unruly-thoughts.com
Timezone CET (Central European Time = UTC+1)
Free Admission!

WHEN
Thursday to Saturday : Jan 27 – 29, 2022
Opening and Livestream: January 27 at 7 PM (19:00) CET

Keynote Speakers
Hawa Kebe (Austria / Senegal / Ivory Coast)
Sandra Manuel (Mozambique / Ghana)
Robyn-Lee Pretorius (South Africa)
Comfort Arthur (Ghana / UK)
Minna Salami (Sweden / Finland / Nigeria)
Zainab Floyd (USA / Haiti)
Christelle Oyiri (France)
Donna P. Hope (Jamaica)
Karima 2G (Italy / Liberia)
Mahen Bonetti (USA / Sierra Leone)
Rama Salla Dieng (UK / Senegal)
Feminista Jones (USA)

Moderated by Tmnit Ghide aka T.Total

Tmnit Ghide is Eritrean, born and raised in southern Germany. She is co-founder and operator of the Berlin label and platform ALVOZAY and works herself as DJ and music curator. House, Rap, Ghetto Tech, Footwork, Disco, Zouk – you name it – Tmnit aka DJ T.Total believes genres are a myth and merges genres which supposedly do not go together. As a participant of different collectives like Munich’s Afrodiaspora2.0, Vienna’s Bad & Boujee or BlackMovementAustria, she is dedicated to socio-political questions and challenges in different forms – artistic and activist alike. Always careful to build a bridge between the African continent and the Diaspora.

Performances
The festival’s multi-faceted artists combine genres such as poetry, literature and rap. Common conventions are challenged and boundaries broken. The outstanding performances are prepared exclusively for the live-stream of the Unruly Thoughts-Festival.

Karima 2G (Italy / Liberia)
Koleka Putuma (South Africa)
Poetra Asantewa (Ghana)
Toussa (Senegal)

Animation & Illustration Workshop by Comfort Arthur
SAT 29 Jan | 11:00 – 13:00 am (CET)
Comfort Arthur will talk about how to use animation and illustrations as a tool to explore socially related topics in an powerful and effective way to create conversation and change. The workshop will explore the link between activism and art and how mediums such as illustration and film can be wielded as a tool for social change.
With registration only – please Register >>here<< or just send us an email

Great Contemporary Films
Our virtual cinema presents impressive films by directors with strong feminist statements, who make films outside the mainstream industry: films that focus on art and activism, cooperatives and collectives, and on women who won’t let patriarchy win.

 

Find the full program and list of participants here: unruly-thoughts.com

 

 


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