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January 2009


Documentary: Abortion Democracy Poland/South Africa

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This documentary feature explores and contrasts changes in Poland and South Africa regarding abortion laws and their impact on the lives of women. Please contact the film maker if you can arrange a screening.

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Video & Film
Grassroots media in Europe
Reproductive rights

Civil Media: What makes it democratic?

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There's a certain magic that goes with participating in Salzburg's annual Civil Media Unconference, (and not just because it takes place in the land of the Sound of Music).

We were there talking about feminist zines and blogs, and enjoyed every minute. This radical, participant-led three day gathering brings together media practioners, policy makers, researchers, tech heads, and social change enthusiasts for ongoing discussions and networking around a range of grassroots media concerns (and the programme is pieced together collaboratively online, through a wiki).

Over 100 folks turned up last December and both gums and laptop lids were flapping around the question of "Cultures-Participation-Dialogue". So, we want to know, what makes grassroots media "democratic"?


Dandizette: a pulp magazine for media perverts

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Dandizette is an online gazette about deviant media in all its forms. We celebrate unique and independent contributions to an increasingly saturated and standardized media world. This includes old and new media alike, but we revel in the trouble-making potential of new media technologies and their — dare we say? — democratising nature.

Type of project: 
Blog & Web 2.0
Grassroots media in Europe
LGBT and queer issues

Working to Create Anti-Racist Spaces: A Practical Guide for White Dominated Social Justice Groups

While institutional change is becoming a greater priority within organizations, most antiracism workshops devote little attention to the structural impacts of the physical spaces that groups use. Accordingly, office areas, meeting spaces, event venues, libraries and social spaces may be neglected in anti-racism work.

Race & ethnicity

Course: Women Getting Crafty

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Women Getting Crafty: Zur Reevaluierung feminin codierter Handarbeit in gegenkulturellen Kunstkontexten
A Weblog in relation to the university course (lecture) “Women Getting Crafty: Zur Reevaluierung feminin codierter Handarbeit in gegenkulturellen Kunstkontexten”.
Lecturer: Mag.a Sonja Eismann und Elke Zobl
Wintersemester 2007/2008
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Institut für Künstlerisches Lehramt, Vienna, Austria


Start of Project: Feminist Grassroots Media in Europe (12/2008-11/2010)

Feminist Media. Who makes them? Where can you find them? In what forms and shapes do they come? What do they mean for the people who are involved in producing them? What significance do they have for feminist communities and movements? These are just a few of the questions we are trying to find answers to in our research project Feminist Media Production in Europe. The research project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and will run over a two year period (2009-2010).


Event: Neues aus der dritten Frauenbewegung: Kunst, Medien und Aktivismus der neuen Frauen-Generation

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Series of events and workshops in Salzburg, Austria, organized by Elke Zobl and Sonja Eismann
October - December 2008


Book: Craftista - Handarbeit als Aktivismus

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Craftista! Handarbeit als Aktivismus.
Hrsg. Critical Crafting Circle - Elke Gaugele, Sonja Eismann, Verena Kuni & Elke Zobl
Mainz: Ventil-Verlag, 2011
ISBN 978-3-931555-60-3
254 S., durchgängig illustriert

Das Buch umfasst drei Hauptteile:
I Historische Wurzeln
II Intersektionen von Handarbeit, Kunst und Mode-Design
III Radical Crafting, DIY Aktivismus & Gender Politiken.

Es enthält Originalbeiträge von TheorerikerInnen, KünstlerInnen, DesignerInnen und AktivistInnen in Text(en) und Bild(ern).


Online archive:

Grrrl Zine Network - A resource site for international grrrl, lady, queer and trans folk zines, distros and DIY projects:
maintained by Elke Zobl since 2001




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