Ecofeminism as a movement emerged as a realization of connections between the struggle for gender equality and preserving the environment. Since the emergence of ecofeminist movement an extra layer of the technological development started having repercussions on our everyday life, which is often left unseen.
As part of mediations on this subjects this year Femiskop decided to organize the EcoFeminist Festival. The idea of the project emerged from the interest in ecofeminism, the research about the impacts of water shortages on gender equality in Azerbaijan, and a necessity to reflect on the environmental problems in this locality through a combination of academic research, fictions, everyday and more. While during the festival a team of mentors will work closely with selected artists on the development of art works that tackle above mentioned subjects – in parallel a public programming for steering more discussion will be running.
Ecofeminism festival is starting today on July 1 with the Opening Conference with the participation of acclaimed artists, curators, and researchers. The speakers will talk about the practice, their experience of working with the themes of environment, its relation to gender, and the role of technology in the Anthropocene.
The online conference will start at 18:00 (Baku time). In order to attend it, please follow the link.
This festival is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.