We trust in the strength of feminisms that are transforming everything through a diverse array of practices, languages and situations. We each come from different trajectories of activism and research, and put these elements into play in order to immerse ourselves in the collective tides. We feel a need to make a space for ourselves, among each other; to make time among allies, to build ourselves a structure of complicities; in short, to produce resources that might allow us to continue meeting each other. We want to extend the relay of encounters that has allowed us to connect from one end of the world to the other, keeping us entwined and aware of what is going on here and there, inventing new forms of transnationalism and sustaining our daily struggles.
For all these reasons, we have given ourselves a task: to nurture spaces of research that bring us together to broaden and refine our potency. These are spaces that cobble together geographies, generations, languages and experiences, like living matter in a compost: a vital compost of feminisms in motion, enriching lands and terrains, sedimenting.
Here we bring together publications by people linked to La Laboratoria, as well as books, notes and podcasts reflecting the research produced in the framework of La Laboratoria. We hope these materials will extend the transnational conversations already underway between feminist activists in different places.
La Laboratoria organizes events to share the analysis and practices emerging from different experiences of feminist struggle, as well as the results of the research initiatives, in hopes of encouraging the circulation of analysis and debates at a global level, cross-pollinating ideas and first-hand knowledge from different local realities.
The nodes of our network are rooted in specific places; from those places they organize trips and encounters, produce and accompany situated research, encourage discussion, publish materials, seek local funding and disseminate publications.
Allies and advisors, theorists and well-known activists with a long history of feminist organizing, research and writing, offer inspiration and accompaniment to collectives and activists undertaking research. They participate in encounters and collective production laboratories.