30.6.–2.7.2023 / HAU1, HAU3

Beyond Equality: Feminisms Reclaiming Life

An Internationalist Gathering

Iranian feminist revolutionaries, Latin American “mulherismo”, Kurdish “women’s liberation” movements, and similar feminist approaches do not – as liberal and predominantly Western feminist agendas do – restrict themselves to demands for equal shares in the eroding paradigm of the current toxic way of life. Instead, they understand patriarchy to be intersectionally intertwined with extractivism, state violence, and capitalism. For those struggles, mostly originating in the South, feminism is more than a quest for equality or individual empowerment – it is a political project that aims at social justice and structural transformation: decolonization and planetary care work, political sovereignty, socialization of social reproduction, and revolutionary democratization of the everyday.

The gathering assembles prominent feminist movements, researchers, and cultural workers – Latin American collectives, Kurdish, Iranian, and North African liberation movements, as well as queer and trans-feminist positions – through a collective curatorial process.

Discursive engagements, assemblies, (online) talks, and workshops will focus on war, border politics and revolutions, decolonial ecofeminism and the political economy of “race”, feminist abolitionism, anti-fascism, gender violence, hetero-cis normativity, and investigative journalism. Following the slogan of the Kurdish liberation movement, we want to give expression to the struggles that reclaim life: “Jin, Jiyan, Azadî.”

With Sara A. Abbas, Parvin Ardalan, Delal Atmaca, Simone Dede Ayivi, Camille Barbagallo, Sandra Bello, Lara Bitar, Lorena Cabnal, Anna Carastathis, Luci Cavallero, Carmen Cariño, Christina Clemm, Andrea Dip, Dilar Dirik, Véronica Gago, María Galindo, Denise Garcia Bergt, Dalia Gebrial, Jule Govrin, Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Sabine Hark, Becka Hudson, Nesrine Jelalia, Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, Fatemeh Karimi, İida Käyhkö, Aysuda Kölemen, Agata Lisiak, Ewa Majewska, Erica Malunguinho, María do Mar Castro Varela, Zethu Matebeni, Débora Medeiros, Miriam Nobre, Eva von Redecker, Somayeh Rostampour, Evren Savcı, Jamile da Silva e Silva, Rub(én) Solís Mecalco, Myrto Tsilimpounidi, Nazan Üstündağ, Louise Wagner, Galina Yarmanova, Himmat Zoubi und organizations and collectives like Casa Kuà, CENÎ – Kurdisches Frauenbüro für Frieden e.V., Damigra e.V.- Dachverband der Migrant*innenorganisationen, Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research (Greece), Feminists4jina, Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland Bund e.V., International Women* Space, Jineoloji, medico international e.V., Maternal Fantasies, S.U.S.I. Interkulturelles Frauenzentrum, Transnational Feminism, Solidarity, and Social Justice, TranStyX: Tunisian Queer Art Project and others

“Beyond Equality: Feminisms Reclaiming Life”is curated by a Berlin-based collective of women* situated in struggles like the Iranian Revolution, the Kurdish Liberation Movement, diasporic and migrant movements, as well as in feminist anti-extractivist, media and artistic articulations between Latin America and Germany. The collective is consisting of Firoozeh Farvardin, Barbara Marcel, Camila Nobrega, Bahar Oghalai, Bafta Sarbo, Elif Sarican and Margarita Tsomou.

Detailed programme for download

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Tickets for individual panels are available exclusively at the box office for € 5 each. Day tickets and combination tickets for all three days are available in advance online. Participation in the workshops is free of charge.

During the gathering, an awareness team will be on site and can be called upon at any time.

Childcare will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. 1.7.: 11:00–21:00, 2.7.: 12:00–21:00. Please contact if you would like to make use of this.


Short biographies of all participants can be found here.

Image: © Sadhna Prasad

Live camera and editing: Andrea Keiz and Susanne Dzeik

Funded by: Allianz Foundation. In cooperation with: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, medico international e.V.

The gathering is part of the festival “¡PROTAGONISTAS! Resistance Feminisms Revolution”.