You are invited to a new programme of talks and workshops from invited guests, GSA students and staff hosted by Painting & Printmaking and GSA Sustainability.
Term Time Mondays – 13:00-13:45
With Prof. Jimmy Stephen-Cran, lecturer Silvia Weidenbach, PhD researcher Carolyn Alexander, and Student Association officer Alice Andrews.
Multimedia Artist. Magic, spirituality, meditations and mythologies.
Sequoia Barnes – MONDAY 7TH DEC
Interdisciplinary, fashion, black cultural studies, queer theory, Edinburgh Collage of Art – Artist Talk
Sequoia Barnes currently undertakes doctoral research at the School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Sequoia does interdisciplinary research in Fashion Theory, Black Cultural Studies, Queer Theory, and Critical Theory. Her doctoral research encompasses a critical understanding of the design aesthetic and techniques of Patrick Kelly.
Bec Wonders – MONDAY 30TH NOV
Books, Periodicals and Women’s Archives: a brief history of secondwave feminist print culture – Talk and Workshop
Bec Wonders is a feminist PhD researcher at the Glasgow School of Art in the field of feminist conflict, the Women’s Liberation Movement and feminist publishing networks. She completed her Masters of Publishing at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada and co-founded the Vancouver Women’s Library. Currently she runs the online archive Frauenkultur which provides subject guides for women’s writing between 1965-1995.
This workshop will look at the history of women’s publishing and feminist records. It will begin with an overview of why surges in the women’s movement are intertwined with the growth of women’s publishing ventures. We will primarily look at the period of second wave feminism between the late 1960s and early 1990s. The issues covered include:
Women’s presses and publishing houses during the second wave: who were they, how did they operate and what was their mission?
Examples of books, pamphlets and periodicals published by second wave feminists and the impact they had on the Women’s Liberation Movement
An overview of women’s archives that exist today and a brief history of why they matter
The goal of this workshop is to establish intergenerational linkages with women’s records in order to revive the life of the feminist print document and awaken renewed participation. The publishing experiments of the second wave constitute a rich foundation of knowledge which can inform our feminist practices today.