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BUILDING A TRANSNATIONAL FEMINIST COMMUNITY TOWARDS A PARTICIPATORY CULTURE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: This is our aim! To do so, please upload your projects, interviews you have done, resources you find interesting and join the grassroots feminist community! If you have questions, please email me (Elke Zobl) at elke.zobl(at)sbg.ac.at.
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Dotterbolaget Comics Collective

Location

Sweden

Dotterbolaget is a feminist comics collective which was started in Malmö in Spring 2005. Here's two of their zines: Chicks Eat Comics and Vald.

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Re-public: re.imagining democracy (Journal)

Location

Greece

Re-Public is an online journal focusing on innovative developments in contemporary political theory and practice. We aspire to participate in the process of re-imagining democracy, broadly conceived as referring to the multitude of practices that shape everyday life.

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Plotki Femzine

Location

Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 24.528" N, 13° 24' 41.3784" E

"This issue is out to explore the hidden and the more obvious aspects of gender realities in our contemporary central and eastern European cultural sphere. Our common ground is large and diverse, especially the topic of gender draws attention to this."

(Editorial, 01 Nov 2006, By Isabella Willinger, Berlin, Munich)

About Plotki:
PLOTKI is a project from around the bloc. PLOTKI spreads rumours. PLOTKI investigates our cultural sphere. And PLOTKI brings together writers, photographers and graphic artists from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

PLOTKI was founded in 2000 by a group of students from Berlin, Warszawa and Praha. In the meantime PLOTKISTY from all over Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe have joined us. Our goal is to increase and intensify the contact between former East and West, between neighboring countries and people.

[plotki magazine]

PLOTKI started out as a printed magazine about culture and society in Central and Eastern Europe. We approach this broad field by giving each issue a thematic focus such as "playgrounds" or "failed projects" - perspectives on reality.

The variety of issues corresponds with the wide range of text styles. In PLOTKI you can find interviews, journalistic reporting or essays, personal impressions and literary texts as well as crossovers of texts and images, like photo-essays and comics.

[plotki platform]

PLOTKI enlargement - next to our printed magazine we are by now a unique platform for various projects connected to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe such as the monthly online magazine "Updated Rumours" or the exhibition "click-a-cliqué" in Berlin in Ocotber 2005.

PLOTKI is a non-commercial project that relies on the financial support of public institutions. Originally it was part of the project tutorial program of the Free University Berlin, which was much to our regret cancelled in 2002.

[plotki network]

PLOTKI is organized across borders - PLOTKISTY can be found in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Ukraine, Belarus, Albania, Bulgaria and Slovakia. Although Berlin has been the headquarters since the founding of PLOTKI, the project remains international in communication and organisation. Our seminars and network meetings held in a different place in Central Eastern Europe every year are the backbone of PLOTKI.

[plotki geography]

So far our seminars took place in Berlin, Warszawa, Brno, Szymbark, Praha, Budapest, Ceska Skalice, Romania (Transylvania) and Ukraine (Carpathians). These meetings are meant to unite the contributors of the PLOTKI universe.

We strongly invite anyone who would like to contribute to PLOTKI, no matter what country east of Rosenheim you come from. Please contact us, if you would like to come and join us - we don't have private jet planes yet, but we do have funding.

There is a whole bloc of possibilities!

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Punkrock Feminism Zine

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Das Punkrock Feminism Zineist ein deutschsprachiges Fanzine für Punkrock Grrrls. Wir sind kein typisches Riot Grrrl/Feminism Zine sondern verbinden wichtige(!) Aspekte des Feminismus mit Musik Politik, DIY, Sex und Lifestyle. Wir bieten kreativen Grrrls eine Plattform um ihren Stuff zu supporten und veröffentlichen in Bild und Text ihre Projekte.

Type of project: 
Zine
Topic: 
Art
Do-It-Yourself
Riot Grrrl
Zine
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Ladyspace: Feministische Raumpraktiken am Beispiel Ladyfest (thesis)

Location

Wien
Austria
48° 12' 29.5272" N, 16° 22' 18.0804" E

DIPLOMARBEIT:
LADYSPACE Feministische Raumpraktiken am Beispiel Ladyfest
eingereicht an der Technischen Universität Wien Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung

aus der Arbeit:

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"Making valuable DIY theory and herstory through zines". An email interview with Nina, from Belgium

Topic: 
Do-It-Yourself
Grassroots media in Europe
Zine
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Interviewee: 
Nina, zine maker
Interviewer: 
Red Chidgey and Elke Zobl
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"Gender trouble/fun". An email interview with Trouble X, from Germany

Topic: 
Grassroots media in Europe
LGBT and queer issues
Queer feminism
Zine
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Can you introduce yourself?

hey! i’m 33 years old now, was born and raised as a White middle-class kid in a small town at the countryside of west-germany, close to the netherlands. after lots of trial-and-errors of how i wanted to live, and a huge depression, i left everything back there and moved to berlin in 2001, where i still am. the best choice i’ve ever made. 

What do you do besides your zine? 

Interviewee: 
Trouble X, comic maker
Interviewer: 
Red Chidgey & Elke Zobl
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Gender Justice Uncovered Awards / Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto

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(En español al final)

Women's Link Worldwide is looking for the BEST and WORST recent decisions or statements on gender equality in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Send us your submissions of written statements, decisions or judgments made during the resolution of a legal case which has had an effect on gender equality.

The submissions may have been made in any court, tribunal, committee or administrative body for example by judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, ombudsman, UN committees, regional and international courts, or asylum boards.

Type of project: 
Event
Topic: 
Global affairs & transnationalism
Human rights
Political participation
Representation of women
Reproductive rights
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Callout for LoveKills Festival #4 (Camp in Romania)

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LoveKills Collective intends to bring about the fourth edition of LoveKills Festival in the summer of 2009. We will organize again the anarcha-feminist gathering, but this time we would like to organize it as a one week camp. The camp will take place in the mountains (west of Romania, Socolari village) between 27 july - 02 august 2009. Our experience with the previous editions and the impact they had, above all in the local context, conferred us not only with the motivation but also with the strength to keep on organizing such an event.

Type of project: 
Festival
Topic: 
Activism
LGBT and queer issues
Networking & community building
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Ladyfest Vilnius (Lithuania) 2009

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The theme of the Festival is “Rewritten stories”. The Festival consists of six parts: concert, exhibition, conference, film review, creative workshops and action.

The concert of rock groups of girls will turn Vilnius into the centre of alternative culture and the place of meeting of different styles of music venue. Rock groups of girls from different countries of Europe are invited to the concert: La Fraction (France), Las Revolettes (Italy), Ex-Boyfriends (Finland) and Zimbabwe (Lithuania).

Type of project: 
Festival
Topic: 
Activism
Do-It-Yourself
Ladyfest
Queer feminism
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