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MURAKAMI Kiyoshi / June 27, 2017

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June 9, 2017
"Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes: Media, Space, and Activism": The 9th lecture
memorandum (some part of lecture contents)


The main theme of this lecture was "Gentrification and Local Feminist Collectives: Resistance and Organizing Autonomous Spaces".

To come right to the point, I emphasized that the roles, properties, and strategies (on cultural activities) of feminist collectives in countermovements against gentrification have much in common with those of women/queer forward collectives looking for a means to organize autonomous spaces in independent music scenes.

What women/queers needs to develop autonomously their cultural activities in some movements are the following things.
ESafe(r) space
EA rent-free building
EA circumstance of mutual assistance
ECooperative care and childcare system
EThe honor system

Accordingly, they find it necessary to 'save' or 'reclaim' their spaces on various fronts and in some cases they are to 'occupy' there.
On that occasion, they utilize workshops (DIY, yoga, craft, and more) to empower (vulnerable) associates each other, extend the community and increase their own influence.

It can be said that their practices strike a balance between sociality and thoughtful intimacy. I think directly because those movements/communities are not male-dominated.

mReference Casen
žThe London Latinxsihttps://twitter.com/londonlatinxsj
žFocus E15ihttps://focuse15.org/j
žSisters Uncutihttp://www.sistersuncut.org/j

ŸOther things I mentioned
žExploring Queer Identity at 2017 L.A. Zinefest\Queer authors, illustrators, and other creators explain how zines are an avenue for expressing their identities.
iBy Angela Jude and Jessie Earl / June 02 2017 6:21 AM EDT / Advocate.comj
http://www.advocate.com/books/2017/6/02/exploring-queer-identity-2017-la-zinefest


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¡Class Information
The Course in the First Half of the 2017 Academic Year at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies: Introduction to Gender Studies "Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes: Media, Space, and Activism" (Lecturer: MURAKAMI Kiyoshi)


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