For International Women’s Day, the fifth As for Protocols seminar explores the theme of revolutionary feminisms, and the multi-scalar and trans-historical practices they embody. In doing so, we examine what protocols we want and need for remaking the world, especially in the context of social reproduction, gendered labor, care and kinship, solidarity, and internationalism. We pay special attention to how revolutionary feminist protocols work across space and time through political education, forms of organizing, movement history, gender representation, and collaborative creativity. The seminar is convened with New School faculty Ujju Aggarwal, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Experiential Learning, Schools of Public Engagement, and Laura Y. Liu, Associate Professor of Global Studies and Geography, Eugene Lang College. Together, Aggarwal and Liu also run Praxis Tank, a working group housed within Global Studies at The New School, dedicated to elevating knowledge born from freedom struggles; and the practices, pedagogies, and experiments that advance collective transformation and movements for liberation. Speakers include Loira Limbal, Nadine Naber, Paula X. Rojas, and Robyn Spencer.
This seminar is presented in partnership with Praxis Tank and supported, in part, by the Barbara Jordan Lectures: The State of Democracy fund.
As for Protocols Seminar Series
Led by The New School and Vera List Center faculty and staff, each monthly seminar in this year-long series will examine a particular aspect of protocols, among them those relating to language and communication; protocols for equitable networks, computer interfaces, and algorithms; global health and development; data aggregation and narrative systems; culturally-specific community agreements; or protocols undergirding scientific research. Building on the conversations started in previous sessions, each seminar is centered by an art project and accompanied by readings. It is presented as part of the Barbara Jordan Lectures: The State of Democracy series.