Space Feminisms

With Annick Bureaud, Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stepanian and Nahum

Space Feminisms

On the occasion of the release of the book "Space Feminisms - People, Planets, Power" co-edited by Marie-Pier Boucher, Claire Webb, Annick Bureaud, and Nahum, and published by Bloomsbury Publishing, space stories are revisited through the prism of art and culture.

Join us at la Gaîté Lyrique for an evening of challenging traditional space narratives to reimagine our journey through the cosmos from feminist perspectives. In this event, Annick Bureaud, Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stepanian and Nahum will present the new book, Space Feminisms (People, Planets, Power) published by Bloomsbury Press in February 2024. We will explore it through manifestos, historical archives, videos, and a conversation with the co-authors and a participants of the book the authors. Through the prism of art and culture, our event aims to illuminate the stories and current status of the space sector.

About the Space Feminisms Book

Employing a global approach to feminist theory, this book examines how scientific, popular, scholarly, and artistic imaginations of space have, since the 1950s, reflected and embedded Earthly hopes, anxieties, and futures.

Rather than simply a platform for imagining the future, it cultivates radical and alternative modes of inquiry around space through seeing space as a material reality that reflexively encodes humans' self-perceptions of their planet and beyond. Bringing together essayistic reflections, artworks, and interviews with space scientists, engineers, and astronauts past and present in one volume, Space Feminisms inspects the transformation of terrestrially held notions of gender, race, class, and ableism as they migrate to the extraterrestrial, whilst drawing new connections between feminist thought and extraterrestrial power structures.

Space Feminisms makes a radical enquiry into how earthly power structures are already expanding into our skies, facilitating a collaborative and interdisciplinary platform for scholars, artists, and designers to imagine radical constructions of human futures beyond Earth. At the intersection of scientific, cultural, social, and artistic speculations, the book gathers leading scholars, scientists, artists, and designers to develop innovative tactics and disruptive participations to create generative, alternative, and radical futures of and in space.


© Book Cover.tiff  // This is the main image of the book : Empress Stah - photo Manuel Vason/FrankPietronigro.tif : Astronaut Steffany, Digital Construction, Frank Pietronigro, New Media Artist, 2013/Kitsou1.jpg : First parabolic flight of the choreographer Kitsou Dubois in 1990 aboard the 0G. Caravelle. © Ki Productions/Kitsou2.tiff : Kitsou Dubois, creation during parabolic flight, 2009. Photo: Loïc Parent. © Kitsou Dubois and Loïc Parent, 2009/ShinyGold.jpg : Shiny Gold by Nelly Ben Hayoun Stépanian; photo by Vinciane Lebrun; Production by Gaité lyrique/Barbies.HEIC : Astronaut Sally Ride and Spationaut Samantha Cristoforetti Barbie Dolls, private collection, image Annick Bureaud

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