Working Together! (21. 9., 16:00 - 20:00)

Working Together! (21. 9., 16:00 - 20:00)
Datum konání: 
Thu, 2017-09-21

A zine presentation and workshop on group-work methods by Feminist Health Care Research Group

4 to 8 pm followed by a small dinner

The workshop takes place in English with whispered translation to Czech if required

For barrier-free access please contact +420 222 516 982

During the workshop we will provide an area for kids to play and an additional person will be present to attend to them.

To participate please register in advance until Wednesday September 20th by emailing to zuzana@display.cz

Since May 2015 Feminist Health Care Research Group conducts self-organized and self-empowering research into health care. We, Alice Münch, Julia Bonn and Inga Zimprich, work as a local group in Berlin. Our weekly research meetings also function as a site of mutual care. Our research consists of learning about and trying out methods and exercises within the group, and by visiting and learning from initiatives, groups and institutions, who have developed alternatives in health care. In the past two years we particularly engaged with pedagogies of second wave feminist struggles and with the health care movement, which emerged during the 1970ies and 1980ies in West-Berlin. The health movement publicly questioned the patriarchal and misogynist health care system and developed alternative institutional models and practices of healing. As an important part of our research we meet with protagonists of the health movement to learn about demands, practices and working models. We make our research public by developing workshops and publishing zines.

At tranzit tisplay the Feminist Health Care Research Group presents its fourth zine „Working Together", which summarizes methods, exercises, questions and working formats, which have helped us in forming a self-organized research group. While we learn learning about issues of health, care and self-empowerment our research practice and methods frequently intersect with the topics of our research. How does one form a group, which makes space for sharing vulnerability, for sharing experiences of the body, of illness, and for sharing needs, particularly as artists? How do we relate our research to our actual feelings and our relations to each other? How can we allow that what we learn as Feminist Health Care Research Group really takes effect in our lives?

„Working Together“ can either be read as a manual for setting up a regular group yourself, as instructions for small workshops or as a framework for self-reflection. Its form is largely inspired by our research into second wave feminist self-help, consciousness-raising and counseling groups, which issued practical advice, hands-on instructions for forming groups and running self-empowering meetings. With the workshop and zine „Working together“ we want to propose ways in which methods from second wave feminist struggles can integrate into our practices as feminist cultural workers today: Making space for the personal, for our needs, meeting regularly in supportive groups and not lastly acknowledging how our seemingly subjective and isolated experiences make part of a larger political articulation: Voicing our shared need for mutual care.

www.feministische-recherchegruppe.org

On Health, the first issue of the series Multilogues on the Now, seeks to question hegemonic narratives, normative patterns, and the marginalised discourses and invisible practices connected to ideas of health, sickness, dis/ability, cure, therapies, treatment and medicine(s) in late-capitalist society. We are interested in positions, practices and theory ranging from the social to the individual, from institutional to self-organised, from academic to artistic, from theoretical to practical, and from local to translocal.

From self-maintained health clinics to dealing with diseases both individually and in the community, from the medicalisation and pathologisation of the human condition to a social model of physical and mental alterity, from social healthcare movements to institutional medical care, from pharmaceutical industry mechanisms to (bio)political relations connected to cure and treatment ... all types of bodies and minds are invited to interact, join and influence the program.

Workshop is a part of accompanying program of the Multilogues on the Now: On Health edition. More info: http://tranzitdisplay.cz/en/vystavy/multilogues-now-health