Feminist Design Strategies begins with a carpet of associative words, which draw on the thoughts, questions and calls to action of the feminist elders who are present in this room through their testimonies - some of whom we had the honour to talk to. These associative words also echo the intersectional feminist writers, scholars, archivists, activists and community members whose work we've been encountering.
We want to thank and credit all of them - all of you! Feminist Design Strategies could not exist without the ongoing efforts of all the named (and still unnamed) individuals and groups who keep providing us with a multivocal vocabulary for feminist thinking. We are pulling under-narrated herstories into an embrace with our current understandings of intersectionality, while the focus lies on Dutch feminist networks and their design strategies during the second feminist wave.
Only through these resonances it was possible for us to find words, and, more importantly, feminist legacies, which are too often ignored and therefore inaccessible. While this room aims to share many of those legacies, in fact we can only scratch the surface of countless and complex Dutch herstories. Each image is an invitation to carry on with this research. At Het Nieuwe Instituut, this takes place within the research project Collecting Otherwise, providing additional opportunities to engage with these rich contexts.
For an expansive list of our sources, we have an Etherpad with a compilation of books, articles, films, interviews and podcasts; and you can add links and references that relate to this room.
With thanks to:
- Collectie IAV-Atria, kennisinstituut voor emancipatie en vrouwengeschiedenis
- IHLIA LGBTI Heritage
- Dona Daria, Kenniscentrum Emancipatie
- IISG Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis
- Stichting Vrouwen Nu Voor Later, Tweede Feministische Golf online
- bhic Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum
- The Black Archives
- Fotografica Nijmegen
- The Lesbian Herstory Archives
- Lilith Agency
- De Appel Amsterdam
& and all those who shared their research, knowledge, personal archives and stories, with a special shout-out to Riek Bakker, Tineke E. Jansen, Anne Krul, Ans Sarianamual, Claudette van Trikt, Lidewij Tummers, Linda Vlassenrood, Anna Vos and Gloria Wekker.