WHAT THE FAC?
The Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research (FAC Research) is a space for learning, reflection, collaboration, support, exchange, knowledge production, political interventions, and trouble-making. Working across and against nation-state and continental borders, disciplinary boundaries, and institutional barriers, we return to the feminist roots of autonomous knowledge production, challenging what counts as legitimate knowledge and who is granted the right to produce and receive it. Our feminisms are queer, trans, intersectional, antiracist, anti-authoritarian, always in plural, reflexive, and internally contested.
SIGN THE OPEN LETTER
In solidarity with our colleagues who have been targeted by the far right for their research and teaching in gender and sexuality studies. These attacks on our colleagues are an aspect of the growing repression of a police state. The policing of speech, its surveillance and punishment aims to shrink the public space but also our own consciousness, in an attempt not only to silence but to make unthinkable certain positions, ideas, and imaginaries. We strongly oppose the state’s attempt to monitor and control ideas that seem dangerous to it or that challenge power. The police have no place inside universities. Nor have they any place in the consciousnesses of a free people.
In collaboration with partner organisations comprising the participatory action research project BRIDGES: Building Inclusive Societies: Diversifying Knowledge and Tackling Discrimination through Civil Society Participation in Universities, we created an open access resource that provides antiracist feminist strategies for addressing and dismantling structures of exclusion in University curricula and classrooms. The BRIDGES Toolkit seeks to create decolonial cracks in order to transform the epistemologies, methodologies, and pedagogical practices through which knowledge is produced as abstract theory, which is intrinsically based on colonial principles of rationality, universality, and violence. You can read the Greek-language toolkit below or download it here; and you can also access the toolkit in English on the BRIDGES Virtual Lab.
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Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Feminist Autonomous Centre is closed.