At present, more and more voices are advocating, from different points across the world, the broad diversity of feminisms and their contributions to social movements, and not solely as a place from which to consider inequality between men and women (the gender pay gap, domestic work, care, violence, presence in public space and institutions…) but also as a political territory through which to reconsider many of the protests against the model of neoliberal capitalism.
In addition to reclaiming labour, reproductive and sexual rights, feminism is also linked to other spaces that include the fight for the right to housing, anti-racism struggles and environmental battles, as well as other causes. The feminist movement is articulated as a front of reflection, moving beyond traditional categories of historical militancy and aspiring to profound and radical change in the way we organise life.
Feminisms is a publication by L’Internationale online, with its point of departure from the diverse situated perspectives interwoven into movements such as ecofeminism and xenofeminism. Thus, it analyses recent episodes that include the bill passed to legalise abortion in Ireland, the experiences of the Ni una menos (Not One Less) movement in Argentina and the organisation of the feminist strike in Spain. This round-table discussion sees Sara Buraya, Corina Oprea and Maria Eugenia Rodríguez Palop share their points of view on some of the experiences that have been key to articulating so-called fourth-wave feminism.
Sara Buraya Boned works in the Museo Reina Sofía’s Public Activities Department. She coordinates the L’Internationale online projects for the Museo Reina Sofía and is a member of the editorial committee that manages the publication Feminisms. She has also participated in different spaces of feminist organisation.
Corina Oprea is a Stockholm-based curator and researcher in the fields of visual and performing arts. She is Managing Editor of L'Internationale online and former Artistic Director at in Stockholm. She holds a PhD from University of Loughborough-UK, with the thesis 'The End of the Curator - on curatorial acts as collective production of knowledge'.
Maria Eugenia Rodríguez Palop is a jurist, researcher, essayist, militant feminist, ecologist and human rights specialist. She is head professor in Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy and Human Rights at the Carlos III University, Madrid, and currently deputy director of the "Bartolomé de las Casas" Human Rights Institute.
L'Internationale is a confederation of seven modern and contemporary art institutions. L'Internationale proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralised internationalism, based on the values of difference and horizontal exchange among a constellation of cultural agents, locally rooted and globally connected. L'Internationale brings together seven major European art institutions: Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS, Madrid, Spain); Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA, Barcelona, Spain); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium); Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie (Warsaw, Poland), SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey) and Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands). L'Internationale works with complementary partners such as Valand Academy (Gothenburg, Sweden) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD, Dublin, Ireland).