This is a log in which to narrate and investigate — drawing upon our own practices within the feminist movement — the struggles that have led to the present legitimacy crisis of neoliberalism, and to identify the battles that are active right now, in the midst of the crisis, in hopes of sighting possible ways out.
We hope this log will serve to bring together voices, questions, and reflections to nurture and sustain the perspectives and insights produced within feminist struggles, and that these allow us to comprehend the future that is being made now. Can anyone imagine what this pandemic would have meant if care had not already been thrust onto the political stage? Without activists demanding the recognition of social-reproductive tasks and the value of infrastructures of invisibilized work? Without the outcry over public and private debt, or the forcefulness of anti-extractivist struggles to defend territories from corporate pillage?
La Laboratoria was born in 2020 in the heat of the international feminist tide, through the fabric of ongoing conversations among feminist activist and thinkers from Latin America, North Africa and Europe focused on situated knowledge and artist production within feminist grassroots. Since we began our journey, we have articulated our work around three main lines of action – situated feminist research & co-creation practices, feminist pedagogy, publishing & dissemination. All activities [...]