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  • Rebels in the Archive – podcast

    On International Women’s Day 2017 I was invited to speak at the British Library about feminism and archives. Other panel members were Jill Liddington, Abi Morgan and Heidi Safia Mirza and the session was chaired by Margaretta Jolly. It was lovely event and a fascinating discussion and I feel very honoured to have been part…

  • Review: Aden Evens’ Logic of the Digital

    Earlier this year I wrote a review of Aden Evens (2015) Logic of the Digital, London: Bloomsbury. The aim was to publish it with an academic journal but communication with the editor has dropped off so am publishing it here… *** Contrary to the materialist, media archaeological focus of much recent work in Media Studies,…

  • Les Diaboliques tour comes to an end…

    The Les Diaboliques tore through the country last week. The experience of watching Maggie Nicols, Joëlle Léandre and Irène Schweizer perform together for four nights in a row was totally thrilling. It made me think a lot about circuits, improvisation and practices-politics-poetics of diabolical relations. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work…

  • CFP Learning, Transforming, Technique III: Going Deeper, 7-10 April 2017

    Learning, Transforming, Technique III: Going Deeper Melin Dolwion, Drefach Felindre 7-10 April 2017 In April 2015 and 2016 Create-Ahh organised an experimental event where educators, scholars, performers and activists came together to share and try out new learning techniques. Both events created a uniquely generous and supportive environment that enabled participants to explore how we…

  • Les Diaboliques – November 2016 UK Tour

    I am organising a tour this November for feminist free improvisation pioneers Les Diaboliques: Scottish vocalist Maggie Nicols, French bassist Joëlle Léandre and Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer. Schweizer and Nicols were members of the iconic Feminist Improvising Group (FIG) and performed with Léandre in the European Women’s Improvising Group. They formed Les Diaboliques in 1990.…

  • Spending warm sunny days indoors

    ‘Resilience’ is one of those austerity/ scarcity buzzwords. Our cities and communities must learn resilience and self-sufficiency! We must learn how to cope with and absorb the ‘shocks’ of an inherently dysfunctional economic system so that it may continue to expand and accumulate. I worry about using resilience to talk about the social practice of…

  • History, History, History / Thinking in Public

    In my book Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission I used the symbol P <– P –> F to demarcate how our the invocation of the ‘past’, ‘present’ or ‘future’ spatially encloses the unruly everywhere of historicity. P <– P –> F is shorthand for how the past can only be accessed backwards, while the future is…

  • Wages for Digital Labour

    The text below was written for Wages for Digital Labour Day which is taking place as part of Emergenc(i)es on Saturday 11 June at the Trinity Centre, Bristol. *** Wages for Digital Labour re-appropriates the rallying cry and theoretical backbone of Wages for Housework, an important 20th century, internationalist feminist movement. Wages for Housework wrote…