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MURAKAMI Kiyoshi / July 27, 2017

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July 7, 2017
"Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes: Media, Space, and Activism": The 13th lecture
memorandum (some part of lecture contents)

The main theme of this lecture was "Discwoman and Room 4 Resistance: International Cooperation for Diversification of Club".

In this lecture, I settled on the subject matter of the activities and the significance of seeking a way to change the system of club music scene that is practiced by Discwoman (New York) and Room 4 Resistance (Berlin).
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Notes on Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes (7)
Notes on Women's Autonomous Cultural Scenes (9)
Each of them aims to dismantle the discriminatory system of gender/sexuality/race/ethnicity in the scene and establish diversity. It is noteworthy that they not only practice it at parties they organize, but also investigate a situation and engage in educational activities on this issue through utilizing the diversified media.

On August 19th 2016, Room 4 Resistance invited the Discwoman collective from New York for the panel discussion "How to bring politics (back) to the dance floor? / Political activism in Dance Music today". All guests of this panel are as follows.
Guests on panel: Frankie Hutchinson (Discwoman), rRoxymore (R4R), Luz (R4R), LCavaliero Mann (Artistic director / SchwuZ), The Black Madonna (Smart Bar), Avril Ceballos (Cómeme / futura). Moderator : Sky Deep (Reveller Records, Reclaim the Beats, Female:Pressure)
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The platform of this meeting has enormous significance in queer/POC feminism within club culture. They exchanged information, shared awareness of the issues and supported each other's efforts beyond geographical distances. It marks a new chapter in the history of DIY activism.

The necessity for acts of politicization of dance floor is true worldwide. Therefore, in response to this effort, we should seek a new way to change our scene in the framework of Asia.


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"HOT TOPIC x Room 4 Resistance x Discwoman (Party & panel discussion)"mFacebook - Eventsn
@https://www.facebook.com/events/269179686770832/
Room 4 Resistance / September 8, 2016 / "How to bring politics (back) to the dance floor? Political activism in Dance Music today".
@https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAVcDGfKqhM

Ruth Saxelby (Photographer: Mary Kang) / July 06, 2017 / "We Need Discwoman: Club culture is plagued by sexism and white supremacy. These three women wonft stand for it.", The FADER.
@http://www.thefader.com/2017/07/06/discwoman-interview-feature
MusicTimes / March 18, 2016 / "DISCWOMAN Music Times Interview".
@https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxzrqYtrgrI
MultiVu / March 8, 2016 / "DISCWOMAN Documentary (FULL)".
@https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG1iuXWt3K4
Equalize TV / April 4, 2015 / "Discwoman: Industry Women Panel Discussion".
@https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeFUkkTZV9s


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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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