Welcome to 2020!
We hope you have all had a chance for some down time over the winter break. We’d like to welcome you back with news of some great events coming up over the next few months, Flow n Flux returns with discussions on gender and sex, a consent workshop using theatre and dance, registration has just opened for our sharing research and practice event in London in February, and a new round of small projects funding has just opened!
CHASE Feminist Network Sharing Research & Practice Conference 28th & 29th February 2020, London
The CHASE Feminist Network is proud to present our second annual Sharing Research and Practice event. Reprising our venue at the Foundling Museum, we are thrilled to have a diverse and exciting programme to share. Although some details are still TBC our current programme can be found here.
This sharing practice event addresses discrimination within and outwith the academy, the unequal distribution of emotional labour, and embedded cultures of privilege, and how they can be troubled, disrupted and overturned through feminist approaches. There will be a mixture of panels, workshops and performances.
You can book your place online here from the 13th January 2020: https://chasefeministshare2020.eventbrite.co.uk
Flow n Flux #3: Gender and Sex
For January’s Flow n Flux meeting we will be looking at the differences between gender and sex; critically reflecting on gender expression and stereotypes associated with gender and sex; and creatively interogating performance as a tool for representation and exploration of gender.
In preparation we would like you to reflect on your thoughts around the texts and links listed below. However, we would like to emphasise that you are still more than welcome to attend even if you are unable to engage with the works below in advance of the session.
Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flow-n-flux-3-gender-and-sex-tickets-89209615361
Consent Workshop – Tue, 4 February 2020, University of Essex
This one-day workshop explores consent through theatre, dance and spoken word. Funded by the CHASE Feminist Network, and delivered by PhD students Natasha Richards (University of Essex) and Gemma Connell (University of Surrey) the workshop aims to situate discussions within the so-called “blurred lines” of understanding consent, where actions can be portrayed as justified by throw away comments such as “boys will be boys” and “it’s just a bit of fun”. This workshop offers practical examples of how we might discuss notions of consent through theatre and dance/spoken word, which participants could take away and utilise in their own practice/research.
Full details and booking here: https://chasefeministnetwork.wordpress.com/2020/01/16/consent-workshop-tue-4-february-2020-university-of-essex/
FACT (Feminist Approaches to Computational Technology) Update Jan 2020
We want to thank you for your support with FACT///. last year, it helped us to produce collective spaces for stimulating discussions on FACT: from a forum on Feminist Approaches to Computational Technology, to a symposium on Mapping Feminist Coding Practices, to shared writing space and reading group. In this elan, we look forward to 2020 programme and new ventures. We wish you a wonderful FACT///. year for 2020. Details of upcoming reading groups and events here: https://chasefeministnetwork.wordpress.com/2020/01/05/fact-feminist-approaches-to-computational-technology-update-jan-2019/
Small Projects Fund
The small projects fund aims to provide funding across CHASE institutions to put on activities that support the aims and objectives of the network. We have a limited amount of funding, and will consider bids of up to £500 for each project or event. This may include but is not limited to: events, small exhibitions, external speakers, representing the network at events or conferences, reading or discussion groups, research, seed funding for bigger proposals (larger conferences, research etc), wellbeing initiatives, social events. If you are unsure if your project meets the criteria please get in touch. Full details are available online here: https://chasefeministnetwork.wordpress.com/small-projects-fund/