16 June 2022

Launch of new digital magazine Feminism and the City?

CESET and Lo-Act Principal Investigator Professor Vanesa Castán Broto has recently contributed to the new digital magazine Feminism and the City?

Feminism and the City?

Feminism and the City? offers a combination of photography, poems, reflections, A-Zs, and theoretical considerations of feminism and the city from Africa, Latin American, South Asia, North America and Europe and in four languages (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish). It results from a set of events held in November 2021 and January 2022 “Engaging with the Feminist City: How does a feminist city present itself in different spaces and places?” which explored how scholars, practitioners, policy makers and activists were thinking about feminism and the city and what were the emerging sources of inspiration and tensions for our collective future.

Vanesa’s article on “The feminist city in the Anthropocene” reflects on the question of whether the Anthropocene is redefining the feminist city. First, Vanesa reflects on feminists’ historical engagement with urban environments that sustains material understandings of the city such as the one she articulated, together with Linda Westman, in the book Urban Sustainability and Justice (2019, ZED Books). This reflection leads Vanesa to outline some principles to understand the feminist city in the Anthropocene.

To access the magazine: https://www.grripp.net/digitalmagazine.

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