This episode brings our Managing Editor Michaela Benson into conversation with Maggie O’Neill (University of York) and Holly Argent (Artist, Northern Charter), the instigators the Feminist Walk of Newcastle that took place at the Undisciplining conference. This was a feminist intervention in a city, which, like many others, has obfuscated the role of women in the public and civic live. Maggie and Holly describe how, in bringing together women’s art, history and politics, they strive to put women back into the city and make feminist role models more visible. They also speak to the feminist politics of co-production at the heart of the development of this walk as well as the broader ambition to put the Women Artists of the Northeast Library (initiated by Holly Argent and Rene McBrearty) on the global map of Women’s libraries.
If you are interested in finding out more, a map of the Feminist Walk of Newcastle designed by Petra Szemán is available to consult on our blog; Maggie and Holly have also produced a short video about coproducing the walk on vimeo.
To find out more about the Women Artists of the Northeast Library visit here.
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The Undisciplining Sessions were recorded at Undisciplining, a conference organised by The Sociological Review Foundation Limited in June 2018. Find out more about The Sociological Review, Britain’s longest-standing sociology journal here.
They are produced and edited by Emma Houlton at Art of Podcast.