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About this project

Grassroots Feminism: Building a transnational community towards participatory culture and civic engagement

The preconception of youth, and in particular of girls and young women, as culturally unproductive and as passive consumers of mass culture and media is still very much ingrained today. However, girls and young women are capable cultural producers who create a wide variety of their own films, music, media, and festivals. To gain insight into and to document the cultural spaces girls and young women create and the meaning they have, it is vital to look closely at their own cultural spaces - and not only at media produced for them (which is done more frequently).


Media coverage

This list of articles, interviews, columns etc. shows you what others think about and our projects:

Ina Freudenschuß: Mehr als nur Myspace-Freundinnen, (29.11.2007)

Melanie Maddison: Grassroots Feminism 2.0? An interview with Red Chidgey, The F-Word (03.03.2009)


About us: Stefanie Grünangerl

Stefanie Grünangerl (Austria) is an art historian and art mediator. She studied art history, communication science and French at the University of Salzburg and since 2004 works at Galerie 5020, Salzburg. During 2010 - 2012 she was a member of the research team of the “Feminist Media Production in Europe” project based at the University of Salzburg.


Fair Use Info

Grassroots Feminism subscribes (like The Queer Zine Archive Project to the belief that what we do as archivists constitutes "Fair Use" under the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107:


About us: Rosa Reitsamer

holds PhD in sociology and a post-doctoral scholarship at the University Salzburg, Department of Communication. She is currently working at the research project “Feminist Media Production in Europe”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund. She is co-founder of the digital archive Discourses on Popular Music, Gender and Ethnicity (together with Maria José Belbel) and co-editor of the anthologies Female Consequences.


About us: Red Chidgey

Red Chidgey is Lecturer in Gender and Media at King's College London. Her doctoral work, "Feminist Assemblages in the UK: Media, Memory and Archives" (2013, London South Bank University), examined the production of usable feminist pasts across recent sites of protest, heritage and citizenship discourses in the UK. She has published extensively on issues of feminist activism, grassroots media and digital memory, and was part of the research team "Feminist Media Production in Europe" based at the University of Salzburg between 2008 and 2010.


About us: Elke Zobl

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Elke Zobl, Austria, created the Grrrl Zine Network - A resource site for international grrrl, lady, queer and trans folk zines, distros and DIY projects ( in 2001. The web site currently lists around 2000 zines from 43 countries. The Grrrl Zine Network site hosts information on zine distros, comics, magazines, connected organizations, resources and writings on zines; Zobl has also conducted more than 100 interviews with feminist zine editors and distributors in 34 countries.


Acknowledgements and credits

The site is organized and maintained by Elke Zobl from Salzburg, Austria, in collaboration with Rosa Reitsamer, Austria, Stefanie Grünangerl, Austria, and Red Chidgey, England.

Header images "Reclaim" and "Read" from Nikki McClure ( Used with permission. Copyright Nikki McClure.
Thanks a lot, Nikki!

Design by Ingrid Sapp, Salzburg, Austria.
Programming by Gerhard and Herbert Roider, Salzburg, Austria


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