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This event is part of Lloyd Corporation

Join us for this online reading group on Feminist Economics hosted by Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale (The Alternative School of Economics). The reading group looks at texts about women and work, parenting, time, intersectionality and how austerity effects women. This particular session will also reflect and draw upon ideas in the exhibition by Lloyd Corporation. The session will take place over Zoom.

All genders welcome, if you plan to attend please email P.Wright@brighton.ac.uk to register your interest. Nearer the date of the reading group a PDF and audio version of the text will be emailed to you with the zoom link to join. ⁠Advance reading encouraged but not essential, as we will read parts of the text collectively in the session.⁠

The Alternative School of Economics is a collaboration between artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck, initiated in 2012. As an ‘alternative school’, they link artists’ practice with self education as a way to study economics and economies. They are interested in reciprocal modes of learning and making, and their projects with communities create a framework for investigating political, social and cultural issues. They use diverse and creative methodologies, and collaborate with experts from a variety of fields, experience and disciplines from sociologists, writers, and economists to union activists, parents and poets, to produce film, graphics, photography, texts and clothing, as forms of activation, dissemination and reflection.

The Feminist Economics reading group was started during Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale’s project exploring feminist economics as part of the Gasworks Participatory Residency Programme: Connecting Communities in 2019-2020. The artists initiated workshops and conversations between women-led groups, archives, campaign groups, academics and individuals identifying as women, and those actively involved in feminist economic projects. They produced a 6-part Podcast series True Currency: about Feminist Economics as a culmination to their residency.

Current recent projects include Artists’ Economies, a poster artwork around Oslo for 100 Years of Conviviality, UKS, Oslo, The End of the Present, digital publication and residency with Arts Catalyst, London & Sheffield, Rabbits Road Institute Library, a community collection and creative programme, and project about the neoliberal imagination with Decentralising Political Economies, The Whitworth, Manchester / Liverpool John Moores University / The Association of Arte Útil.

This is part of a programme of events that respond to Today’s gift is tomorrow’s commodity. Yesterday’s commodity is tomorrow’s found art object. Today’s art object is tomorrow’s junk. And yesterday’s junk is tomorrow’s heirloom by Lloyd Corporation.

Live captioning will be enabled during the talk. Free to attend.

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