Circle 3: Full schedule SS 2020 Hospitality & Solidarity

We’re proud to present to you the full schedule of the traces hosted by participants to study circle 3: Hospitality & Solidarity: Feminist Philosophy in Thought, History and Action

Please feel free to join us in one or more of our events. For more information: please visit our website with more detailed information on each program element and information on how to sign up.

Note: all sessions are free of charge. All times are Central European Time.

Circle 3 Full Schedule Summer Session 2020

Circle 3: Schedule Saturday 1 August 2020

All times in CET

Coffee

08:00 – 09:00 Morning Coffee

Join for informal opening of the day

 

 

 

 

09:30 – 11:30 Zoom date

Information will follow

NSU- Singlehood Poster -FINAL

12:00 – 13:30 Singlehood & Companionship (session 3)

The increased number of singles has invoked public discussions worldwide. Geopolitical, economic, and socio-cultural contexts influence the ways singlehood are perceived and experienced. Join one of or all three discussions on pre-assigned texts around singlehood.

14:00 – 15:30 The Future of the Feminist Philosophy: Hospitality & Solidarity study circle at NSU

Octavia316:30 – 18:00  Walk with Octavia E. Butler (Session 3)

What does it mean to be human? A great way to explore this question is through science fiction. And what better author to read, then Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006), whose work is not as  widely known as you’d expect. Her stories deal with questions about what it means to be human, what it means to be good, how we should lead our life. The stories deal with questions about power, because as she says “I began writing about power because I had so little.” She won several of the big science fiction prizes, and in her stories is not afraid to ask about what our future could or should be like. She breaks away from what we assume is the norm, not only in her stories, but also by daring to write science fiction in the first place. “Why aren’t there more S[cience] F[iction] Black writers? There aren’t because there aren’t. What we don’t see, we assume can’t be. What a destructive assumption.”

Join for a walk while listening to a story being read on Zoom & a discussion afterwards.

Circle 3: Schedule Thursday 30 July 2020

All times in CET

Coffee

08:00 – 09:00 Morning Coffee

Join for informal opening of the day

 

 

 

 

VirtualSolidarity09:00 – 10:30 Sustaining Virtual Solidarities

I invite participants for a journey to the disharmony within each of us, the feeling of “otherness” with our selves, and to attempt to practice hospitality towards it. Share a personal artifact – a story, a text that we have written or read, a photograph, or any other artifact which captures our experience of meeting with one of our own internal “others”.

READrevolutionTime12:00 – 13:30 Reading Circle: Revolutionary Time

The increased number of singles has invoked public discussions worldwide. Geopolitical, economic, and socio-cultural contexts influence the ways singlehood are perceived and experienced. Join one of or all three discussions on pre-assigned texts around singlehood.

Butler Thursday16:30 – 18:00 Walk with Octavia E. Butler (session 2)

Explore what it means to be human through science fiction. Walk while listening & discussing a short story by Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006). We will read together on Zoom, while each walking in our own worlds.

Circle 3: Schedule Wednesday 29 July 2020

All times in CET

Coffee

08:00 – 09:00 Morning Coffee

Join for informal opening of the day

 

 

 

Others09:30 – 11:30 Hosting Our Others

I invite participants for a journey to the disharmony within each of us, the feeling of “otherness” with our selves, and to attempt to practice hospitality towards it. Share a personal artifact – a story, a text that we have written or read, a photograph, or any other artifact which captures our experience of meeting with one of our own internal “others”.

NSU- Singlehood Poster -FINAL

12:00 – 13:30 Singlehood & Companionship (session 2)

The increased number of singles has invoked public discussions worldwide. Geopolitical, economic, and socio-cultural contexts influence the ways singlehood are perceived and experienced. Join one of or all three discussions on pre-assigned texts around singlehood.

Refugees16:30 – 18:00 The Refugee and the Problem of Hospitality

What is the refugee problem? What do we owe to refugees? Who is the ‘we’ that owe something to refugees? Is hospitality a matter of generosity or a matter of rights?

Those are some of the questions that will be addressed in this trace.

19:00 – 22:00 Traditional Evening: Reading a Play and Drinking Wine

Join in Turku or from your own home through Zoom..

One tradition in the NSU Feminist Circle has been to read a Play together. Sitting together on a beach or in nature, with wine, and everyone reads a part of the play out loud as long as (s)he likes, and then the next person takes over. Reading together, listening to each other’s voices, has been one of the highlights of the summer session. (At least, according to some…)

This year will be different, as we will join from our homes, our own pieces of nature, or from Turku (Finland) where you’re welcome to join. So, bring your own wine and join in the reading of this medieval play written by Hrotsvit of Gandersheim.

Play_Wine

Circle 3: Schedule Tuesday 28 July 2020

All times in CET

08:00 – 09:00 Morning Coffee – Join for informal opening of the day

10:00 – 12:00 Lecture: Grassroot Comics – in collaboration with circle 9 (more info will follow)

Me_WhiteREADING

12:00 – 13:30 Reading & Journaling circle: book ‘Me & White Supremacy’ (session 1)

Join us for the start of a reading and journaling circle around the book ‘Me and White Supremacy’ (sign up to receive the book!)

Post-Capit

19:00 – 22:00 Post-capitalisty futures: a covid reading and drawing group

Join in a session of this UK-based group that uses creative and playful means to imagine radical alternatives to the capitalist economy. They draw from
texts in feminist philosophy, feminist economics and reflections from activist groups.

Circle 3: Schedule Monday 27 July 2020

All times in CET

09:30 – 11:00 Opening session

12:00 – 13:30 Singlehood & Companionship (session 1)

The increased number of singles has invoked public discussions worldwide. Geopolitical, economic, and socio-cultural contexts influence the ways singlehood are perceived and experienced. Join one of or all three discussions on pre-assigned texts around singlehood.

16:30 – 18:00 Walk with Octavia E. Butler (session 1)

What does it mean to be human? A great way to explore this question is through science fiction. And what better author to read, then Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006), whose work we will read together on Zoom, while each walking in our own worlds.

Butler Monday

Circle 3: Opening Session Summer Session 2020

Monday 27 July 2020 9:30 – 11:00 CET (on Zoom)

Sign up by emailing hospitality.solidarity@gmail.com to let us know you’ll be part of the circle 3 summer session!

If you sign up, you will receive the Zoom-link & the preliminary paper by Inger before the session. Read the abstract of Inger’s paper here.

Program of the opening:

  • introducing the circle work, NSU and each other!
  • introducing the program of the week
  • choosing delegates for the NSU General Assembly that takes place during the summer session (yes, you can be part of the decision making process of NSU!)
  • answering questions
  • a paper presentation by Inger Nørgård on: ‘You get Help, we get Data! Changes within the Registration of Social Help in Private and Public Communities 1890-2015.’

Contact the organisers through hospitality.solidarity@gmail.com to get the link.

Read more about the full program of circle 3 summer session 2020 on their website.