D. What are my resources? #whatimreading




Part of: Doing Feminism in the Pandemic

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We read too much, or not enough; we study graphs and watch numbers. We scale shift between government missives, reportage on the ground, the word of experts, and our colleagues, friends, and solidarians who see things that shape our view of the pandemic, of its devastating effects and potential paths forward. Libraries make materials Open Access; COVID material is made available from behind the paywalls of major newspapers. We puzzle through scientific articles we mostly don’t have the literacy for. We read each others’ recommendations. We read in fragments; we follow threads; we spend hours; or we stop reading altogether. We read novels and poems; we follow tweet threads for longer than we’d expected. We read the weather report like a suspense novel. Our genres are scrambled, our expectations uneven. And if only we could put our finger on that scrap of words we read the other day, but can’t figure out where. We do artful Google searches; we upset algorithms. We glean, we scan, we hold close and push away.  


01. How is the new landscape of information shaping how we do feminism in the pandemic?   

02. What are the sources to think with? The stories that matter to us? The solutions proposed that seem to buoy us or rub us the wrong way? 

03. What are the genres, modes, patterns of speech, keywords, assumptions that shape our speech or give us a common language? 

04. How is Doing Feminism in the Pandemic part of a larger space of collective thinking, and how can that be collected here? 

What I’m Reading: A List

Land-Grab Universities: Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system: https://www.hcn.org/issues/52.4/indigenous-affairs-education-land-grab-universities

Pirate Care: A Syllabus: https://syllabus.pirate.care/?fbclid=IwAR3ynhbeNG_FwzS16anj4AC5oVyyZ6pnoosYVlwtpuR6H3Hh_e0VAFC6fg0#pirate-care-a-syllabus

FemTechNet, “Feminist Pedagogy in a Time of Coronavirus Pandemic”: http://femtechnet.org/feminist-pedagogy-in-a-time-of-coronavirus-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR3acMEDh4N_Nrr74hqxuHHd4vWwyqQVXXAxxMbR8u75nTR0PAUVMTncf6I

Ian Alan Paul, “Ten Premises for a Pandemic”: https://www.ianalanpaul.com/ten-premises-for-a-pandemic/

Arundhati Roy, “The Pandemic is a portal” : https://www.ft.com/content/10d8f5e8-74eb-11ea-95fe-fcd274e920ca?fbclid=IwAR0kvq9ottZSU91t4tUeHZ9_LeGuNJmMfXfpDc-KU3L2alQjQwBlY1-Pohg

Change.org, “Protect People in Long-Term Care”: https://www.change.org/p/petition-for-emergency-funds-for-c-19-crisis-in-long-term-care?signed=true

Data Feminism Reading Group: Data Feminism Reading Group – Week 1 – Introduction

Paul Preciado: “Learning from The Virus”: https://www.artforum.com/print/202005/paul-b-preciado-82823?fbclid=IwAR3aX7ygML73fX7x3-YRKNJGg6rFW0w5TahOH02Sn4sHjC8Hf-LrXFD0qnM

Wetsuwet’en Strong, “Resisting a Pipeline During a Pandemic”: Wet’suwet’en Strong – Resisting a Pipeline During a Pandemic

#COVID19DOULA, “What Does a Covid-19 Doula Do?”: https://www.onearchives.org/what-does-a-covid19-doula-do-zine/?fbclid=IwAR3wH6pVpZ7-yQAuqSE3-Mr6ExAklYyHOgj4CRS2lE7r1E4PDBXhrIdjDk4

ArtEZ, Crisis Education, Critical Education: https://www.artez.nl/en/webinar-crisis-education-critical-education?fbclid=IwAR1kJVjwnQs1A5CmN7Yq7iIH8gjzJ-F-5BiDWAMx7KDDm_0EnUCqBmJSnh8

Feminist Data Manifest-No: https://www.manifestno.com/playlist

The Film Collaborative, “A Way of Life in Peril”: https://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/blog/2020/05/a-way-of-life-in-perilfilm-festival-distribution-in-the-age-of-covid-19/#.YAspLMVKjze

Messy Nessy Chic, “Before the Internet, there was the 1960s Dial-a-Poem Hotline”: https://www.messynessychic.com/2020/05/19/before-the-internet-there-was-the-1960s-dial-a-poem-hotline/?fbclid=IwAR06S7DZHMc8FVkNHjNqu-0mAD-mwJ8w8K1i6KRGCu693_cFxPvS5WkoPlE

Anne McClintock, “Monster: A Fugue in Fire and Ice”: https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/oceans/331865/monster-a-fugue-in-fire-and-ice/

Courage Coalition, “Montreal Groups Call for Pandemic Prevention casseroles”: http://www.couragecoalition.ca/montreal-groups-call-for-pandemic-prevention-casseroles/?fbclid=IwAR02O3jZG2T-sugFBHozXgat_aT6FDLGo22Bqh81B6KIdIfoVf3j1PvoVGM

Shannon Palus, Public Health Experts Say the Pandemic Is Exactly Why Protests Must Continue: https://slate.com/technology/2020/06/protests-coronavirus-pandemic-public-health-racism.html?fbclid=IwAR3dQTcsCiWIUtFXAphrww9Pdn08ye1naUxMb5oYqp0wiV6TDMf5QQjaTkY

Concordia Statement on Black Lives: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgicx76FZ2mY72WyPrOIAPLvQGTvVt6dlPxQ3R-asebCo-ug/viewform

Peter Ablinger: Corona Blog: https://ablinger.mur.at/corona-blog.html

Elspeth Hay, Turns Out, Migratory Beekeepers Are Essential Workers of the Pandemic: https://heated.medium.com/migratory-beekeepers-are-essential-workers-of-the-pandemic-163c428e87aa

Hannah Black and Philippe Van Parijs discuss Universal Basic Income: https://www.artforum.com/slant/hannah-black-and-philippe-van-parijs-discuss-universal-basic-income-82760

Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure, By Aisha S. Ahmad: https://www.chronicle.com/article/why-you-should-ignore-all-that-coronavirus-inspired-productivity-pressure/

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