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Alex Martinis Roe

Alex Martinis Roe: Our Future Network Salon

Saturday 16 March 2019, 2–4pm
MUMA
Free entry

Hosted by Alex Martinis Roe, this salon brought together a group of committed feminists who practice their politics in a number of different contexts in Naarm/Melbourne, including trade unions, the arts and academia, and with different combined focusses including decolonial, anti-racist, labour, jurisprudence and environmental activism. Exploring the conditions and possibilities for feminist collective action in the city today, the participants presented propositions for feminist collective practices with the potential to facilitate alliances among their different communities and projects.Participants included: Ann Genovese, Claire Tanner, Imogen Beynon, Nikki Kalms, Susan Yengi and Virginia Fraser.

Alex Martinis Roe’s projects focus on feminist genealogies and seek to foster specific and productive relations between different generations as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures. This involves developing research and storytelling methodologies that employ non-linear understandings of time, respond to the specific practices of different communities, experiment with the dispositives of discursive encounter, and imagine how these entanglements can inform new political practices.

Alex Martinis Roe participated in Shapes of Knowledge at Monash University Museum of Art, 9 February – 13 April 2019.

Image: Alex Martinis Roe, Our Future Network: Proposition #7, Productive Refusals, developed with Helena Reckitt, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist