Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research
Urban non-profit organisation (tax registration no. 996857778)
Agiou Panteleimonos 7a, Athens 10446, Greece
e-mail: info@feministresearch.org 
website: www.feministresearch.org

Mission statement 
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.

Research areas
Intersectionality: Critiques of Power and Coalitional Movements
Sexualities and Gender: Queer and Transfeminist Perspectives
Mobility: Migrations and Borders
Art as Research: Visual, Performative, and Documentary Knowledges
Bodies in Movements: Embodied Knowledges, Collective Care, and Healing Practices
Space: Radical Perspectives on Urban Space and Design

Grants received
November 2019: ERASMUS+/SEPIE Strategic Partnership: BRIDGES: Building Inclusive Societies: Diversifying Knowledge and Tackling Discrimination through Civil Society Participation in Universities (PI: Marisela Montenegro, Autonomous University of Barcelona,  Grant Reference Number: 2019-1-ES01-KA203-06442)
March 2019: Critical Social Policy Solidarity Fund Grant
December 2018: Feminist Review Trust Grant

Nov 2019-Feb 2020: Community Course on Histories and Theories of Gender and Sexuality: Let's Talk About 'Sex' (Instructors: Bessy Polykarpou & Anna Carastathis, 10 participants)
Jan-Jun 2019: Community Course on Intersectionality (instructor: Dr. Anna Carastathis, 15 participants), financially supported by Feminist Review Trust Grant

Reading Groups
November 2020: Xenofeminism Reading Group
Oct 2019-March 2020: Toni Morrison Reading Group

Summer Schools
June 2020: Virtual Summer School, in collaboration with the international network Feminist Researchers Against Borders (36 participants; invited keynote speakers: Latife Akyüz, Deanna Dadusc, Suryia Nayak, Sophie Richter-Devroe, Sreejata Roy)
June 2019: Summer Short Course, “Inhabiting the Borderlands,” in collaboration with the international network Feminist Researchers Against Borders (21 participants), financially supported by Critical Social Policy Solidarity Fund (invited participants: Despina Graneta, Elly Vassalou, Jenny Marketou, Dr. Maria Tamboukou, TT Owen, Dr. Toby Lee; community experts: Avelo Space, United African Women Organisation)

February 2020: Queer Theory 101 with Ben Bateman, lecturer in English literature (University of Edinburgh)
November 2019: What Is Feminist Methodology? Open Discussion on Narrative Productions with Marisela Montenegro (Univesitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Beatriz San Román (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), and Núria Sadurní Balcells (Universitat de Girona)
September 2019: Open Discussion with Liz Fekete, director of the Institute of Race Relations (UK), coorganised with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Athens

February 2020: Vaporous Vows: Advanced Seminar in Queer Theory (led by Benjamin Bateman)
Jan-Feb 2020: Multimedia Poetry and/as/instead of Theory (led by Anna Apostolidou)
December 2019: Gender Panic Silkscreening Workshop (led by Gender Panic Collective, Avelo Space)
Oct-Nov 2019: Narrative Productions: Situated Knowledges for Possible Better Worlds (led by Álvaro Ramírez March and Sandra Tejada Mejia)

Conferences Organised
February 2020: Come, let me tell you: Feminist, Lesbian, and Queer Narratives of the Post-dictatorship Era (presentations of oral histories conducted by participants in the Community Course "Let's Talk About 'Sex', Baby": Histories and Theories of Gender and Sexuality

Film Screenings
December 2019: The Politics of HIV/AIDS: United In Anger: A History of ACT UP (dir. Jim Hubbard, USA, 2012, 90 mins)
November 2019: Athens Festival of Queer Performance Short Films Screening (curated by Alex Tsoli)
October 2019: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, USA, 2019, 120 minutes)
May 2019: Amygdaliá (dir. Christina Phoebe, 90 mins, 2019)

Forthcoming December 2020: Come, let me tell you: Feminist, Lesbian, and Queer Narratives of the Post-dictatorship Era (in Greek)
February 2020: Reproducing Refugees: Photographìa of a Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield International), co-authored by co-directors Anna Carastathis and Myrto Tsilimpounidi
June 2019: First Act, an open access e-book co-authored by the participants in the Community Course on  Intersectionality (in Greek)

September 2019: Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) BBQ. Curation, performance, and facilitation of "Building Togetherness in our Movements." 
October 2019: Athens Festival of Queer Performance, in collaboration with the autonomous organising collective. Curation of the academic programme

Conference Presentations/Participation
November 2020: Exploring Intersectionality – Building Solidarity across EU-Turkey Borders. Inclusive Education in Times of Forced Migration and Covid-19. Digital conference hosted by IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative in collaboration with the Migration Research Center at Koç University (Mirekoç) in Istanbul and the Feminist Autonomous Center for Research in Athens.
November 2020: FREIRAUM Festival Online Summit, Social Movements and Emerging Solidarities
December 2019: Feminism, Gender, and Philosophy, Panteion University. “Aspects of Intersectionality: Collective Conflicts, Interweavings, Co-Writings” (by participants in the Community Course on Intersectionality and authors of the collective volume, First Act)

Community Initiatives
November 2020: Dia de lxs Muertxs (a ritual led by Valeria Koudoumoyiannaki)
January 2020: Yoga Workshop: Restorative, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra (led by Venetia Galanaki)
Oct-Nov 2019: Healing Days (Ayurvedic massage and Hatha Yoga)