The Create/Feminisms cluster in the Arts and Creative Industries Faculty
invite all staff and students to log in, listen and take an active part
in the following 4 externally facing ONLINE research seminars
on De-/Post-/Anti-colonial Feminisms in Fine Art and Textile Crafts.  

We hope you will cascade this invitation to anyone else as these events focused in theories of contemporary art and textile crafts are open to all.
Registration is required to receive Zoom links to join the seminars.

Registration Link for any of the 4 events:

These events have been organised by Professor Katy Deepwell, Dr. Neelam Raina and Neda Mohamadi.
The events are supported by ACI’s research funds.
Each seminar will have a keynote, a panel of 2-3 papers and an open poster session.

1) Decolonising Craft (Tuesday, June 14) 2-6pm

Keynote Speaker: Aarti Kawlra

Panellists: Fatima Hussain, Neelam Raina

2) Feminist Pedagogies: learning to unlearn and decolonial toolkits (Tuesday June 21) 2-6pm

Keynote Speaker: Dalida Maria Benfield

Panellists: Sharlene Khan, Michele Williams Gamaker, Isabelle Massu

3) De-/Anti-/Post-colonial Futures in Feminism (Tuesday June 28) 2-6pm

Keynote Speaker: Francoise Verges

Panellists: Renee Mussai, Sahra Taylor, Antonia Majaca

4) Feminist De-/Anti-/Post-colonial Aesthetics (Tuesday July 5) 2-6pm

Keynote Speaker: Madina Tlostanova

Panellists: Shanna Ketchum Heap O’Birds, Ayanna Dozier, Leslie C. Sotomayor.

These seminars have been organised with the belief that feminism needs to represent its own pluri-versality as it continues to redefine local/global politics through its alliances and maintain its allegiances to diverse ways of thinking and making. De-/Anti-/Post-Colonial thought contains many different tactics, approaches and spheres of influence in visual arts and textile crafts. Feminist work in de-/anti-/post-colonial thought has pursued a long-standing critique of the blindspots on gender in configurations of modernity/coloniality; in postcolonial and critical race theory scholarship; in black feminist and anti-racist, anti-homophobic thought; and is evident in black, third-world, global majority, post-Soviet as well as indigenous histories and movements. These complex interventions redefine feminist intersectionality and queer theory away from their configurations solely in nation-states, area studies or world systems theories, searching for other ways to re-imagine global connections, histories and cultural developments, as well as systems of belonging or referencing, to envisage new forms of planetary visions of space and time, past and present. It is in this spirit of acknowledging and making visible the range of this work that we have organised these seminars.

Katy Deepwell

Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism

Middlesex University
Hendon Campus