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Feminist Economics Reading Group at Gasworks, February 2020.

A reading group on Feminist Economics hosted by Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck (The Alternative School of Economics), initiated during their Participatory Residency at Gasworks. 

The reading group looks at texts about women and work, parenting, time, intersectionality and how austerity effects women. This month's text is an extract from The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt, which considers the distinction between work and labour. The session will take place over Zoom.

All genders welcome, if you plan to attend any of the sessions please email and a copy of the text and Zoom link will be emailed to you. ⁠Advance reading encouraged but not essential, as we will read parts of the text collectively in the session.⁠ ⁠


The Alternative School of Economics, run by artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck, is an artistic project using the practice of self-education to study economics, creating a framework for investigating political, social and cultural issues.

The reading group was started during Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck’s project exploring feminist economics as part of the Gasworks Participatory Residency Programme: Connecting Communities. The artists initiated workshops and conversations between women-led groups, archives, campaign groups, academics and individuals identifying as women, and those actively involved in feminist economic projects. They produced a 6-part Podcast series True Currency: About Feminist Economics as a culmination to their residency.


Texts & dates:


10 December 2020:
Heart Of The Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain by Berverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe



12 November 2020:
Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid During the Covid-19 Crisis, Ed. Marina Sitrin & Colectiva Sembrar

14 October 2020:
The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt

16 September 2020:
The Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence by The Care Collective

2 July 2020:
Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power, by Lola Olufemi

7 May 2020:
Wages Against Housework, by Silvia Federici

25 March 2020:
Enduring Time, by Lisa Baraitser

26 February 2020:
Revolting Prostitutes - The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights, by Juno Mac and Molly Smith

29 January 2020:
Your Money or Your Life – Feminist Perspectives on Economy, Edited by Bonnie Fortune & Lise Skou

9 December 2019:
If Women Counted, by Marilyn Waring

25 November 2019:
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, by Caroline Criado Perez

11 November 2019:
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, by Kate Raworth