Geomedia Speaker Series- Louise Fabian (University of Aarhus)
Feminist Geographies – Space, Gender and Activist Repertoires
The talk will revisit the spatial turn through the lenses of feminist theory and postcolonial theory, and explore and show how feminist geography, media geography and theories on intersectionality might enrich our understanding of historical and present examples of gender activism and housing activism.
The talk will concretize its theoretical mappings, by discussing results and experiences from the research project “Gender Blender: Everyday life, activism and diversity” https://projects.au.dk/gender-blender/profile/
Time: November 14, 13.00-15.00
Louise Fabian is an Associate Professor at the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, Denmark. Fabian explores the intersections between the spatial, social and cultural. Important research areas are e.g. urbanism, DIY culture, cultural resistance, activism, the spatial turn and urban design. She has published several articles on spatial thinking, urban culture, DIY urbanism and social movements. Amongst others ‘The spatial turn within social and cultural studies: – Spatial theory as an interdisciplinary praxis’ (2013), ‘Do-It-Yourself Urbanism – from ludic tactics to strategic planning’ (2014) with K. Samson, and ‘Mediatization and the transformations of cultural activism’ (2015) with C. Møhring Reestorff . She has co-edited a special issue on Social Movement and Protest and a special issue on The Spatial Turn in the journal Slagmark.