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.
why we Fight
Sharing the stories of how we came to be involved in the fight against gender-based violence
Because heteropatriarchy makes gendered violence ubiquitous, normalised, and even banal, the struggle to end gendered violence is a daily one and, at times, can seem endless. Still, we fight, and we fight to win!By collecting anonymised personal stories, the website whywefight.gr [coming soon] and social media campaign will offer a forum for reflecting on how we came to be involved in this collective struggle. Beyond raising awareness of the urgency to join the struggle against gendered violence, Why We Fight aims to empower us to persist in our resistance. Tell us your story of Why We Fight.
Come, let me tell you:
Feminist, lesbian, and Queer narratives
of the post-dictatorship period
Forthcoming in December 2021, this collective volume comprises eight feminist, lesbian, and queer narratives of the post-dictatorship period (1974-), following the fall of the junta (1967-1974) in Greece. Whilst the social effects of the restoration of democracy are undeniable, the limits (and borders) of democracy, its inclusiveness and its consensual, representative legitimacy remains a continuous struggle into the present day (or perhaps especially so in the present). Based on oral histories conducted by participants in the community course “Let’s Talk About ‘Sex’, Baby”: Histories and Theories of Genders and Sexualities (2019-2020), the volume contributes to tracing an alternative history of the post-dictatorship era, which dominant histories render unheard.
years in review
How to sum up the two years that have passed? The ‘year’ we review here is not a calendar year, nor is it an academic year. It represents a period lived, paradoxically, both as compressed and as expansive time, a time of existential threat posed not only by the pandemic but by its ‘management’ by states, and its exploitation by capital. This narrative report has undergone many versions, revisions, and postponements, as we felt uncomfortable simply reporting, let alone celebrating, ‘what we’ve accomplished’ in a time of global pandemic. As we close this cycle, and FAC enters its third academic year, it’s hard to articulate how beautiful, and how difficult, this journey has been. Throughout, what has kept us going is, in a word: you. We present the Year(s) in Review 2019-2020/2020-2021 [PDF], now, to you, our community and members with gratitude, humility, and hope.
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