Escola de Inverno do Programa de Investigação Epistemologias do Sul

Winter School Feminist Ecologies of Knowledge

21 a 24 de Janeiro de 2019

Room 1 and Room 2, CES | Alta

This Winter School is based on the theoretical premise of Boaventura de Sousa Santos (2014: 133) according to which there is no social justice without cognitive justice. Now, this interpellation needs to be radicalized by affirming that there is no social and cognitive justice without sexual justice. Thus, all sociological imagination, whether feminist or not, which does not highlight the constant danger of single story and the multiple ignorances that homogenize and amalgamate the intense and potentially infinite diversity of beings who recognize themselves as women, of their knowledges and experiences present in the world, is put into question. Assuming the ecology of knowledges as a conceptual root, we choose to go further, that is, to seek to recognise, value and validate feminist ecologies of knowledges.

The Winter School Ecologias Feministas de Saberes seeks to develop a critical, reflective and dialogic feminist thinking. It is a space of discussion and construction of strongly contextualized knowledges and aimed at nurturing South-North and South-South solidarities.

This winter school has three main objectives:

  1. The first is to build feminist ecologies of knowledges, in dialogue with the Epistemologies of the South, capable of accounting for a diversity of thematics and experiences of inequality oppression experienced by different women, but also of emancipation and alternatives, thought and carried out by them;
  2. The second is to question, reflect and expand, from the feminist point of view, four concepts of Epistemologies of the South and, with them, undertake analysis and learnings that can contribute to change life;
  3. The third is to methodologically question research work towards a construction of non-extractivist, solidary and self-reflective knowledge;