« Space Feminisms » à la Gaîté Lyrique, mardi 26 mars, 19h00

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Free event

Gaîté Lyrique, 3 bis rue Papin, 75003

 Join us —Annick Bureaud, Nahum, Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stepanian— at the Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, on the occasion of the release of the book « Space Feminisms – People, Planets, Power » for an evening of challenging traditional space narratives to reimagine our journey through the cosmos from feminist perspectives and to discuss space stories revisited through the prism of art and culture.

In this event, we shall present the new book, Space Feminisms (People, Planets, Power) co-edited by Marie-Pier Boucher, Claire Webb, Annick Bureaud, and Nahum, and published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

We shall explore it through manifestos, historical archives, videos, and a conversation with two of the co-editors and one author. Through the prism of art and culture, our event aims to illuminate the stories and current status of the space sector.


Full Press Release

The book Space Feminisms (People, Planets, Power) is out: Employing a global approach to feminist theory, this book examines how scientific, popular, scholarly, and artistic imaginations of space have, since the 1950s, reflected and embedded Earthly hopes, anxieties, and futures.


February 22, 2024: The first book reflecting on the intersection of feminisms and space has finally been released by Bloomsbury Publishing. This groundbreaking anthology, edited by Marie-Pier Boucher, Claire Webb, Annick Bureaud, and Nahum, sets out to explore the intersections of gender, race, class, and ableism in our understanding and imagination of space.


Space Feminisms offers a comprehensive examination of how conceptions of space have evolved since the 1950s, reflecting and shaping Earthly hopes, anxieties, and futures. Rather than viewing space as a mere canvas for futuristic projections, the anthology presents space as a tangible reality, one that mirrors and influences human perceptions of themselves and their planet.


With contributions ranging from essayistic reflections to artworks and interviews with space scientists, engineers, and astronauts, Space Feminisms examines the transformation of terrestrial social constructs as they extend into the extraterrestrial realm. By bridging feminist thought with explorations of extraterrestrial power structures, the anthology prompts readers to reconsider conventional understandings of power and agency both on Earth and beyond.


« This anthology represents a radical inquiry into the expansion of earthly power structures into the skies above, » said the editors. « It provides a collaborative platform for scholars, artists, and designers to envision alternative futures, disrupting traditional narratives and fostering innovative approaches to space activities. »


Published under the Biotechne: Interthinking Art, Science and Design series by Bloomsbury Publishing, Space Feminisms promises to spark dialogue and inspire new perspectives across scientific, cultural, social, and artistic domains. With its interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on inclusivity, the anthology invites readers to contemplate the various ways in which space shapes and is shaped by human society.


For more information about Space Feminisms visit Bloomsbury’s website: www.bloomsbury.com/9781350346321



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