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Reading recommendation #4: The Sexual Politics of Meat

The feminist movement and feminist critical theory encompass multiple aspects of our daily lives and, if we stop to think, we can find machismo and patriarchal patterns basically in all of our daily activities as women. The vegan and vegetarian movement is rarely associated or related to feminism, yet, as I stated before, it has […]

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Reading recommendations #3: Feminist City

Although the field of feminist urbanism has gained increasing exposure in recent years, if we look outside the strictly academic field, excluding specialized research and papers, it’s rather difficult to find many publications related to the topic. Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-made World (Verso, 2020) fills this gap in the current editorial landscape […]

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Mapping as a form of resistance

When it comes to the current collective imaginary about space, I guess maps are the most common instrument that comes to mind. I also guess that, although we are taught to use them since a young age (for example, studying geography at school, learning by heart the name of states, regions, cities, and so on) […]

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What is collaborative mapping?

A BRIEF OUTLOOK ON COLLABORATIVE MAPPING IN 4 SLIDES

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Reading recommendations #2: How to Build a City Like Amazon, and Other Fables

When talking about neoliberalism, it is fundamental to acknowledge its permeability through our society – that is, to recognize that it brings the logic of the market to any field we don’t commonly identify with the private market, urbanistics included.  How to run a city like Amazon, and other fables, edited by Mark Graham, Rob […]

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Educating on Diversity: CF in conversation with Ada Otero

On Tuesday, November 10, we had a conversation with Ada Otero, jurist and trainer specialized in equality and gender issues, LGBTQI + activist, and coordinator of CIDES – the information center on diversity and sexuality of Pontevedra (Galicia). We spoke of the need to improve and implement the education and training of both professionals and […]

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What is feminist urbanism?

A brief outlook on feminist urbanism in five slides

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Reading recommendations #1: Feminism for the 99%

As our first book recommendation, we thought it would be useful to talk about a simple and brief yet useful reading that reflects our intersectional posture: Feminism for the 99% – A manifesto (Verso, 2019), written by three of the organisers of the International Women’s Strike: Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser.  This publication, […]

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Feminist urbanism and ecology: putting life and care at the center

The city is not neutral, it expresses and materializes various relationships of power and gender. This article, originally published by Ciudad Feminista, will deal with the ways in which the patriarchal system is embodied in cities and, secondly, what is its relationship with the environmental crisis that in recent years has been conceptualized as “climate […]

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Homelessness: a feminist perspective

When it comes to homelessness, the lack of a feminist perspective is a widespread issue. For this reason, it is necessary to make society aware of the difficulties that homeless women suffer, since they are silenced and marginalized in our patriarchal society on at least two levels – for being homeless and for their sex/gender. […]