On International Women's Day 2017 I was invited to speak at the British Library about feminism and archives. Other panel members were Jill Liddington, Abi Morgan and Heidi Safia Mirza and the session was chaired by Margaretta Jolly.
Earlier this year I wrote a review of Aden Evens (2015) Logic of the Digital, London: Bloomsbury.
The Les Diaboliques tore through the country last week.
Learning, Transforming, Technique III: Going Deeper Melin Dolwion, Drefach Felindre 7-10 April 2017 In April 2015 and 2016
I am facilitating this workshop at CCA, Glasgow on Tuesday 6 December 2016. All welcome! Meta-Data Diaries: Collective Annotation CCA, Glasgow, Tue 6 December 2016 2pm, free but ticketed We live among an abundance of digital information.
Arnolfini's summer programme Moving Targets will mark the 40th anniversary of punk with a fiesta of events that 'embrace the unstable, the volatile and the unpredictable'.
I am organising a tour this November for feminist free improvisation pioneers Les Diaboliques: Scottish vocalist Maggie Nicols, French bassist Joëlle Léandre and Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer.
‘Resilience’ is one of those austerity/ scarcity buzzwords. Our cities and communities must learn resilience and self-sufficiency! We must learn how to cope with and absorb the ‘shocks’ of an inherently dysfunctional economic system so that it may continue to expand and accumulate.
In my book Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission I used the symbol P <-- P --> F to demarcate how our the invocation of the ‘past’, ‘present’ or ‘future’ spatially encloses the unruly everywhere of historicity.
The text below was written for Wages for Digital Labour Day which is taking place as part of
In November 2015 I had the good fortune to spend an afternoon with Daniel Ross. Some of you may know Daniel as translator of
I had some exciting news last week. Arts Council granted funding to support a tour of free improvisation trio Les Diaboliques in November 2016.
I submitted the text below to a special issue of Feminist Media Studies but they didn't want it because it wasn't quite right for them.
Emergenc(i)es Control and Calculation : Inheriting Liberation : Improvised Publics 6-17 June 2016,
On 5 March 2016 Maggie Nicols and I are doing a joint performance at the
To celebrate the publication of Dr Sam McBean's Feminism's Queer Temporalites (Routledge, 2015), Dr Victoria Browne's
bellies! are playing with Witching Waves, Rattle and Pinot Grigio at Roll for the Soul, Bristol, this Friday 11 December! This is the poster.
Learning, Transforming, Technique II 8-11 April 2016 Melin Dolwion, Drefach Felindre In April 2015
My new book Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission: Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage is now available to buy! Read on for more information, content previews and a 30% off discount code! “With astute theoretical insight, oral narratives, and personal accounts, Withers reminds us that feminism’s archive is a rich 'heritage resource' that does more than transmit history—feminism’s archive is also the carrier of values, knowledges, cultural forms and practices that are as vital to the past as they are to the present and future.
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