We are excitied to be working with Teresa Feldmann to develop Planet Abundance, a feminist economic vision of a post-work society. Through a series of workshops we are inviting people to collectively imagine an alternative world in which the current power elites have left planet earth.
The first workshop will take place at Documenta 15 in Kassel this June
On Saturday we took the FEN mobile library out to Queen’s Park to give Southside residents and passers-by the opportunity to engage with our work on a more informal basis. Audiences had the opportunity to browse the library, to ask questions about our work and to participate in short storytelling sessions
We took our FEN library to the streets this month, stopping at Larkfield Centre, Govanhill for a Ketso workshop lead by Thelma Okey-Adibe and the Bowling Green Pollockshields for “A Toast to Unpaid Labour” with Amina and MEND
Please get in touch via our contacts page if you would like the library to visit you
International Women’s Day Workshop with Dr Thelma Okey-Adibe
We are excited to be working with one of our associate members, Dr Thelma Okey-Adibe to lead a session for International Women’s Day this year
Dr Okey-Adibe will invite women to explore some of the books in our library, such as Swasti Mitter’s Common Fate Common Bond: Women in the Global Economy. She will use her Ketso mat, a visual tool to encourage group dialogue and develop creative solutions together.
The first of these workshops will be taking place at Larkfield Centre on Wednesday 9th March as part of Govanhill Baths IWD week of events Info and booking here
If you would like the FEN library to visit your group this Spring please get in touch at email@example.com
About the FEN Library
Our growing collection of books began at Swap Market, a non-monetary exchange space we ran in Govanhill, Glasgow from 2018-2020. We began collecting books that looked at different types of economy, community networks and alternatives to the capitalist system. As the project grew and expanded our reference book collection has grown to include books on decolonisation, climate justice and environmental activism.
We are getting our mobile library ready to take to the streets in Spring
This growing collection of books began at Swap Market, a non-monetary exchange space we ran in Govanhill, Glasgow from 2018-2020. We began collecting books that looked at different types of economy, community networks and alternatives to the capitalist system. As the project grew and expanded our reference book collection has grown to include books on decolonisation, climate justice and environmental activism.
If you would like to donate a book to our collection, or if you know of a book you think we should have, please get in touch.
Here’s a list of the books we currently have in our library:
Common Fate Common Bond, The Care We Dream Of, The Production of Money, Letters to The Earth, The Economics of Arrival, Gender and The Digital Economy, This is not a Drill, Take Back the Economy, Emergent Strategy, Care Work, Matters of Care, Feminist International, Moneylab Reader, Pleasure Activism, State Machines, Glitch Feminism, Indigenomics, Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, The Dispossessed, A Feminist Reading of Debt, Counting on Marilyn Waring: New Advances in Feminist Economics, Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women, Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry, Data Feminism, Mother of Invention, Labours of Love, Doughnut Economics, The Care Collective Care Manifesto, Steal this book, The Auntie Sewing Squad guide to mask making, radical care, and racial justice, Critically Sovereign, The Shaman’s Toolkit, Climate Justice, The Lesbian Avenger Handbook, Data Justice and COVID-19:Global Perspectives, Assuming the Ecosexual Position: The Earth as Lover, Abolition. Feminism, Feminism is for Everybody, Crip Kinship: The Disability Art and Activism of Sins Invalid, Our Work is Everywhere: voices of queer and trans resistance
Books for younger readers: Sanji and the Baker, Beatrices Goat, Mama Miti, One Plastic Bag, The Problem of the Hot World, The Lorax, The Table Where Rich People Sit, Our House is On Fire
Our installation and events space is now open at CCA Glasgow. From 2nd – 6th November our Feminist Exchanges for Climate Justice aim to connect feminism and economics with climate activism through workshops, performance and film. Featuring work by Rumpus Room young activists, Colombian Student Eco Feminist Collective MAUA, performance by Saoirse Amira Anis, short films from Feminist Exchange Network, Cassie Thronton and Colombian arts organisation Más Arte Más Acción
In the gallery artist Hannah Brackston and Cat Hotchkiss have desgned a bike-drawn mobile library to house the Feminist Exchange Network’s reference collection, creating a space in the gallery to read, reflect and relax away from the bustle of COP26.
Throughout the week Leaves for Life, a growing forest of giant painted leaves will be added to the gallery. Created by groups from across Scotland in collaboration with artists Zoe Walker, Neil Bromich (Walker and Bromwich) and Ailie Rutherford to draw attention to the urgent need to protect our forests and take action against deforestation, part of the Possible Dialogues project
Our week of events at CCA Glasgow connects feminism and economics with climate activism through workshops, performance and film. Featuring practical workshops with activist Elaine Gallagher, discussion and artwork from Rumpus Room young activists and Colombian Student Eco Feminist Collective MAUA. Short films from Glasgow’s Feminist Exchange Network and Colombian arts organisation Más Arte Más Acción
Photos from our Feminist Economics Football Match yesterday
The cooperative game was played between 3 teams: Degrowth, Decolonisation and Climate Action all aiming to form allegiances rather than beat the other teams. The teams agreed collectively on the rules of the game after discussing the intersection of their causes and struggles. Players deciding to get rid of their goalies after the first third and introduce a second ball in the final third of the match.