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University of Applied Sciences Graz), Mushrooms
, SZ 15.21

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  MONDAY, 25th of March 2024
8:30-9:30 REGISTRATION, coffee/tea, SZ 15.21


Libora Oates-Indruchová (University of Graz)

Zorica Siročić (University of Graz)

Gudrun Reimerth (FH Joanneum)

Birgit Bachler (FH Joanneum)


KEYNOTE 1, SZ 15.21

Věra Sokolová (Charles University, Prague), Spatial creativity as a method: Intersectional feminist approaches to collective memories of trauma

Chair: Libora Oates-Indruchová (University of Graz)

11:00-11:15 BREAK


ACTIVISM (I), LS 15.01, Chair: Mariena Prowlova (independent)

Ren Aldridge (F*Streik Graz), The Resistance Quilt Project Collectively generating strategies and building power to work towards ending femicide

Karolina Kluczewska (Ghent University) and Laura Luciani (Ghent University), Framing feminism in Eurasia: bottom-up politics of de- and re-politicisation

Lucia Mair (University of Vienna) & Awa Naghipour (University of Bielefeld), Navigating ‘undone science’ - the role of creative strategies in contemporary health advocacy


EDUCATION (I), LS 15.02, Chair: Dona Smith (Queen Margaret University)

Lydia Arantes (University of Graz), Reconciling body and mind with tools: On the use of craft practices in higher education humanities

Anna-Kathrin Wimmer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Could creative approaches increase womens’ interest in STEM?

Iva Šmídová (Masaryk University), Teaching gender studies: a case for an unsubmissive creativity embodied in diverse feminist pedagogies and in one particular mind


FOOD, LS 15.03, Chair: Isabel Fontbona (University of Girona)

Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer (Charles University) & Lindi Dedek, Everyday creativity as survivance: Learning to cook with Romani women in the Czech Republic

Vanja Petrović (University of Belgrade), Thoughts on cooking as an embodied ethnographic method

Marija Geiger Zeman (Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Zagreb) et al, “…To those who have absolutely no voice”: political preferences and meanings of feminism from the vegan women perspective

12:45-13:45 LUNCH, SZ 15.21


BODY & COUNTERMEMORY, LS 15.01, Chair: Tereza Jiroutová Kynčlova (Charles University)

Isabel Fontbona (University of Girona), Muscled bodies, modern bodies… docile bodies. A critical analysis of the post-modern society through the sweated bodies

Tatjana Petzer (University of Graz), Transformative body. Multicorporeality in eastern European textile design

Hana Ćurak (Humboldt University) Collectives, counter-memory and queer futurity: the case of Sve su to vještice


BELONGING, LS 15.02, Chair: Derya Özkaya (University of Graz)

Jennifer Reimer (Oregon State University—Cascades) & Heather Yeung (University of Dundee), Transnational belonging

Meg Poff (City, University of London), Visualising belonging: An autoethnography of designing a creative sociological study

Stefanie Schneebauer (University of Graz), VerkörperungEN – On the (de)construction of the body in the novel from Valerie Fritsch: A critical analysis of the novel with regard to feminist and psychoanalytical points of view


MEDIA & FILM, LS 15.03, Chair: Vanja Petrović (University of Belgrade)

Nicole Haring (University of Graz), Digital storytelling as creative coaxed life-narratives

Verena Sperk (University of Innsbruck), The politics of online humor. An analysis of intersectional social media satire by Toxische Pommes

Zdenko Zeman et al. (Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb) Creativity and gendered cooking worlds: media representation of chefs on Croatian online lifestyle magazine journal.hr

15:15-15:45 BREAK


METHOD (I), LS 15.01, Chair:  Lucie Jarkovská (Masaryk University)

Barbara Grabher (University of Brighton), Postcards from the future. Methodological reflections on creativity, imagination, and the notion of change in critical event research

Kate Luxion (University College London), Respectability, Place, and Activism: Examining the role of feminist art in dismantling taboos and progressing interdisciplinarity

Sara McHaffie (Northumbria University), The merits of creative methods for feminist participatory research alongside autistic women


WORK, LS 15.02, Chair: Vanessa Marr (University of Brighton)

Tecla Raynaud (Lyon 2 University), “I started participatory practices when I lost my studio”: French artists dealing with participatory injunctions, to care or not care?

Radka Šustrová (University of Vienna), Creative and gendered? Quest for workplace justice in Austria and Czechoslovakia 1940s-1950s

Alexandra Wrbka (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens),  Collaborative Workspaces in non-urban areas: more than just workplaces for women? Evidence from Austria and Greece.


WORKSHOP, LS 15.03, Bernadette Spieler (Zurich University of Teacher Education), Making: Unleashing Creativity Through 'Maker-Challenges'



DINNER, SZ 15.21

18:15– 19:45


Gudrun Reimerth (FH Joanneum, Graz) & Gabriel Malli (FH Joanneum, Graz) Who decides what...?
  TUESDAY, 26th of March 2024

KEYNOTE 2, SZ 15.21

Milica Tomić (Graz University of Technology), From the object of violence to (out)law and the self

Chair: Zorica Siročić (University of Graz)

11:00-11:15 BREAK


ACTIVISM (II), LS 15.01, Chair: Gabriel Mali (FH Joanneum Graz)

Veronica Lion (Bar Ilan University) & Liv Halperin (Hebrew University/Jerusalem), Gendered forms of nonviolent resistance in Israel’s pro-democracy protest movement: How women’s movements creatively engage in intersectional activism

Derya Özkaya (University of Graz), Resisting with joy and hope: Creative collective action in Turkey’s 2017 constitutional referendum “No” campaign


CRAFTS & CRAFTIVISM, LS 15.02, Chair: Lydia Arantes (University of Graz)

Martin Tharp, (Faculty of Humanistic Studies, Charles University), Domestic crafts, aesthetic hegemonies, and resistance strategies in socialist Czechoslovakia and beyond

Marta Kargól (independent), Embroidered testimonies. Embroideries made by Dutch women in detention camps during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies (1942-1945)

Kate Koppy Craftivism and customization: One Size Fits No One, actually


DANCE & FILM, LS 15.03, Chair: Heather Yeung (University of Dundee)

Sara Petrović (Central European University), The possibilities of dancing in neoliberalism: on the reproduction of life and bodies in dance labor

Val Meneau (independent) and Giulia Settomini (Università degli Studi di Trieste), Desexualising Latin American competitive dancing – critically choosing constraints to creativity in choreography-making

Annika Boholm (Stockholm University of the Arts) & Kersti Grunditz Brennan (Stockholm University of the Arts), Film dames in quagmire

12:45-13:45 LUNCH


ACTIVISM (III), LS 15.01, Chair: Karolina Kluczewska (Ghent University)

Mariena Prowlova (independent), “Childhood, kindness, retro and intellect will prevail in Russian drag!”: Reparative Aesthetics of Russian Drag Queen Frigida

Patricia Schwarz (National Research Council for Science and Technology, Argentina), Counter-hegemonic creativity. Digital feminist interventions around the legalization of abortion in Argentina

Vanessa Marr (University of Brighton), Domestic Dusters


ART, LS 15.02, Chair: Birgit Bachler (FH Joanneum, Graz)

Natalija Jevtić (Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade), Representation of women in Yugoslav drama and theatre of the 80s of the 20th century

Tereza Jiroutová Kynčlová (Charles University), Enactment through erasure: Femininity and U.S. Mexico border in ana Teresa Fernández’s creative intervention

Paulina Bronfman (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile) Affirmative biopolitics of creative bodies: Performance, feminism and activism in Chile


EDUCATION (II), LS 15.03, Chair: Wolfgang Kühnelt (FH Joanneum Graz)

Lucie Jarkovská (Masaryk University), and Martina Nosková (Masaryk University), Revolution in teaching methodology

Deole Vrushali (K J Somaiya Institute of Technology, Mumbai), Creative genres: A potent tool to care for the marginalized ‘Others’

Dona Smith (Queen Margaret University), Creative reflective practice (CRP) as shield preserving feminist standpoint as a practitioner 

15:15-15:30 BREAK


Zorica Siročić (University of Graz) in a discussion with Lura Pollozhani (University of Graz), Festivals as reparative gender politics: Millennial feminism in Southeastern Europe


CLOSING REMARKS, SZ 15.21, Libora Oates-Indruchová, University of Graz



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