Recording, Talk

Patterns in Resistance – Witches, Work and Womxn: Revolution from the Kitchen— Silvia Federici

As part of the biennial Alt_Cph 20: Patterns in Resistance the collectives YNKB, ANA and Salon Hysteria present a conversation between Silvia Federici and Nazila Kivi on Witches & Work; on Revolution from the Kitchen; on utopias and colonizations of care.

The talk takes its starting point in the Danish midsummer tradition of ritualistic witch burnings. Departing from Silvia Federici’s work in ‘Caliban and the Witch – Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation’ (2004) the talk centers around the persecution of women*and others deemed witches and how it connects to the emergence of capitalism and the subordination of reproductive work. We will touch on Silvia Federici’s works on Wages for Housework and Counterplanning from the Kitchen and bring back still relevant reflections on work, reproduction and the dismantling of the capitalist-patriarchal system that keeps affecting us all, especially in times of distress.

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