12th Annual Conference of the Gender Studies Association and Public Program
HGB Leipzig (15.+16.06.) & Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle (16.+17.06.)
With contributions by: Hongwei Bao, Ama Josephine Budge, micha cárdenas, Heather Davis, Kara Keeling, Prof. Dr. Okan Kubus, Sabine Mohamed, Helen Pritchard, Rahul Rao, Karen Tongson, Jeremy Wade, Alexander Ghedi Weheliye, Lissy Willberg a.o.
Exhibition at HGB Galerie & Burg Galerie with works by: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz (tbc), Lou Drago, Dan Dansen (tbc), Jared Cobain (tbc), Nora Chipaumire, Ančan Daučiková, Len Köster, Holly Patch & Holden Madagame, Meta Mramor, Annika Stoll
Organisation: Yeşim Duman, Antkek Engel, Susanne Huber, Katrin Köppert, Isabel Lewis, Friederike Nastold, Lars Paschke
Awareness concept: Sara Bahadori and Vanessa Fuguero
> Sign language interpreting (DGS) and interpreting services (English-German)
> Selected panels will be offered hybrid (online and on site) (see program)
> Limited travel subsidies are available for structurally disadvantaged people with low incomes.
Every living being comes with cell membranes. The membrane represents a common feature of unicellular organisms, plants, and human and non-human animals. Can the concept of the membrane therefore help us overcome anthropocentric thinking? And if so, how does it allow to address hierarchies and power imbalances among humans? Can it mobilize decolonial critiques of a posthumanist discourse as a model to thinking in gender studies and feminist science and technology studies? Will a queer understanding of desire or a Black feminist understanding of eroticism help us to draw new, unexpected connections between these relationships and environments? Regarding the materiality of membranes, we are confronted with questions of sustainability, not only in artistic practice, but in everyday life, too.
Taking these topics and questions as a starting point, the conference explores the potential of the membrane as a concept-metaphor or model in scholarly and artistic investigations, It opens up intersectional and transdisciplinary approaches, pursues them in an experimental way, and invites discussions – within the Gender Studies Association, the civic public of Leipzig, Halle, and internationally.
Performances, workshops, art exhibitions, radio, and a concert provide a public program that surrounds and pervades the conference and includes impacts the cities and regions.
There will be a Gender Studies conference June 15-17, 2023, with DGS interpretation of many presentations and cultural contributions. We welcome Deaf students, scholars* and interested parties to attend the conference.
The conference is entitled membra(I)nes: Membranes. Combined with brain (brain) and the I (I). For example, the eardrum (a membrane) and the importance of the brain for perception and ego formation. Among other things, we are concerned with the un/permeability of various relations of domination. And about developing visions and alternatives.
Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
- Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
- Fachgesellschaft Gender Studies e.V.
- Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
- University of Oldenburg
The program booklet will be published online soon and will be available as a printed booklet at the conference.
Announcement video in sign language coming soon at this link...
There is an awareness concept for the meeting. We want to create a space where everyone can feel comfortable. We do not tolerate discriminatory or abusive behavior. If you observe such behavior or are affected yourself, you can contact our awareness team. Sexism, racism, rejectionism, homophobia, transphobia and any other form of discrimination have no place here! We are also there if you need a place to retreat because you are overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to.
All details about the awareness structure at the conference will soon be available for download as a PDF.
We will provide German Sign Language for a part of the program at the conference as well as interpretation from English to German if needed. The program for DE-DGS and EN-DGS interpretation can be found here. With thanks to Inna Shparber und Matthias Ranner.
Except for slots designated as hybrid, the conference will be in presence. Gender-neutral restrooms will be designated.
The awareness concept and DGS interpretation are made possible by:
German Federal Agency for Civic Education
Unfortunately, there are more barriers than we can break down. The awareness team does not specialize in audism. We do not have a guidance system for blind people. The HGB is only wheelchair accessible through the back entrance. The main entrance has stairs and a very heavy door.
More information about accessibility at HGB....
First time at a scientific conference? Or you're more introverted, shy, or just don't feel like going to the annual meeting alone? No matter why, there are Conference Buddies for you! We at the AG Perspectives of the FG Gender Studies offer a low-threshold platform to find others to attend the 12th Annual Conference with. We want to try to support each other, find a familiar between all the strange faces and help each other to feel more comfortable, safer and less alone. Especially after Corona and social distancing. At the same time, Conference Buddies are also for all great people who would like to support others, share their experiences, knowledge and contacts.
We would like to try out the Conference Buddies system for the first time at this annual conference and find Buddies for everyone who wants to. Also, to address the theme of the annual meeting, membra(I)nes, in terms of permeability, accessibility of the professional society itself.
Eight participation and travel scholarships in the maximum amount of 125 € each can be awarded to students/promoters and artists of color. Four of the scholarships go to members of the FG Gender Studies, four to persons without membership.
In addition, limited travel grants are available for structurally disadvantaged people with low incomes. If required, information on this must be provided accordingly during registration.
Katharinenstraße 13, Mitte
a&o Hostel Leipzig
Meininger Hotel Leipzig Central Station
Brühl 69, Mitte
Hotel Markgraf Leipzig
Körnerstr. 36, Süd
Appartement Central Leipzig
Pfaffendorfer Straße 4-10, Mitte
Hotel Michaelis Leipzig Paul-Gruner-Str. 44, Süd
85,50,- /night – contigent price on request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limehome Leipzig am Brühl
Brühl 60, Mitte
Robert-Franz-Ring 5, 06108 Halle
B&B HOTEL Halle (Saale)
Hallorenring 9 , 06108 Halle
the niu Ridge
Riebeckplatz 10, 06108 Halle
60,- / night