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Feminist Economics Reading Group, February 2020.

A reading group on Feminist Economics hosted by Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck as part of their current residency at Gasworks, where they are researching women and work, parenting, intersectionality and how austerity effects women.

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

Reading group sessions are now taking place via the Virtual Feminist Economics Reading Group. Please follow the link for further information.


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 project is part of the Gasworks Participatory Residency Programme: Connecting Communities to explore feminist economics with a range of groups and individuals. They artists plan to initiate workshops and conversations between women-led groups, archives, campaign groups, academics and individuals identifying as women who are interested in these ideas, and actively involved in feminist economic projects. They will produce a series of podcasts of women’s voices that ask questions, make connections and share ideas.

Previous reading list:

Session 1: Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth.

Session 2: Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, by Caroline Criado-Perez.

Session 3: If Women Counted: A New Feminist Economics by Marilyn Waring.

Session 4: Your Money or Your Life – Feminist Perspectives on Economy, pamphlet series edited by Bonnie Fortune & Lise Skou.

Economic Meltdown, or What An Iceberg Can Tell Us About The Economy, by Katherine Gibson.

Trade as Public Realm / Economy as Public Space, by Kathrin Böhm.

The Problems with Work, by Kathi Weeks.

The Ecology of Supply, by Kate Rich.