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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.

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Our research agenda is organised around six areas:

Sexualities and Genders: Queer and Transfeminist Perspectives.

Intersectionality: Critiques of Power and Coalitional Politics.

Mobility: Migrations and Borders.

Art as Research: Visual, Performative, and Documentary Knowledges.

Space: Radical Perspectives on Urban Space and Design.

Bodies In Movements: Embodied Knowledges, Collective Care, and Healing Practices.

Our current projects include:

Community Courses

Abolition Feminisms runs from 4 October to 6 December 2022. Transfeminisms is scheduled for Spring 2023, the call for participants is coming soon.

Summer School

The 6th annual Feminist No Borders Summer School will take place on 14 to 18 June 2023.

Feminist Library

The feminist library will open to the public in December 2022, with the support of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

FAC press

Our open access feminist publishing project, will soon invite proposals for manuscripts to appear in two new series: Feminist Praxis and Feminist Concepts.

ANAMESA/
ndërmjet/
in between

An oral history project with Albanian immigrants living in Greece, in collaboration with MiQ, supported by The Europe Challenge.

COVID BORDERS

A collaborative research project with Legal Centre Lesvos on how the COVID–19 pandemic has been used as a pretext for intensified bordering.

Criminalisation of facilitation

A research project bringing together a network of associations and collectives, which examines how people on the move, their self-organisation, and people in solidarity with them are criminalised by European states. Supported by the University of Brighton.

resist

RESIST: Fostering Queer Feminist Intersectional Resistances against Transnational Anti-Gender Politics, a research project funded by the European Union (Horizon Europe) and the Swiss and UK governments.

FAC research is a labour of love five years in the making.

We want to find collective solutions to problems and burdens that, under capitalism, we bear individually:
unemployment,
exploitation,
harassment,
violence, and
social exclusion.

We want to practice what we have trained to do, and what we love doing, but there is no other possibility open to us.

We want to undertake research that breaks with hegemonic narratives, methodologies, and boundaries.

We’re tired of antagonism, nepotism, authoritarianism, and paternalism as the taken-for-granted atmosphere of teaching and learning in the education system.

We want to combat interlocking oppressions and systemic barriers based on legal status, racialisation, language, gender identity and expression, sexuality, ability, and class.

We want to know what avenues for social change are opened up when we legitimise knowledge from below that goes unrecognised, undocumented, and disvalued…

If this resonates with you, join us!

Agiou Panteleimonos 7B
104 46 Athens Greece

open by appointment

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FAC research is a registered urban non-profit organisation
(tax registration no. 996857778)