C3 Innola, Al Taweel: Singlehood and Companionship (1/3)

Tuuli Innola

Roua Al Taweel

Singlehood and Companionship: Challenges and Opportunities for New Frameworks

Join one of or all three discussions on pre-assigned texts around singlehood, held via Zoom during the week of July27th and August 1st. Academic readings will be shared upon registration. For registration, inquiries and more information, please contact nsu.singlehood@gmail.com

The increased number of singles has invoked public discussions worldwide. Geopolitical, economic, and socio-cultural contexts influence the ways singlehood are perceived and experienced. ‘Singlehoodand Companionship: Challenges and Opportunities for New Frameworks’ brings participants from different backgrounds to engage in in-depthreflections and to share thoughts and explore the various positionalities and intersectional contributing factors that may render the experience of singlehood as an empowering or a discriminatory one.

It also reflects on how a better understanding of singlehood opens up possibilities to new visions of companionship, solidarity and forms of sharing one’s life. Besides romantic and sexual partnerships, participants are encouraged to identify types of companionships that may be life-defining but remain invisible and widely unrecognised.The ultimate goal is to contribute to the existing literature and to encourage thought beyond normative structures of companionships, towards more equal and sustainable futures of social connections.

Looking forward to having you onboard!