May 6, 2021
Title: Struggling With Care: Feminist/Queer Insights on COVID-19 as Socio-Ecological Crisis
Organizers: Gender Centre, Graduate Institute Geneva
Description: In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, feminist approaches to care and social reproduction have been widely used for highlighting the value of life-making activities including healthcare and education, as well as the persistence of stark care inequalities along the lines of gender, race, and class. However, the socio-ecological dimension of care and reproduction remains far less explored.
Thinking with feminist and queer networks in Italy with references to transnational activism, this presentation argues for a reconsideration of care and reproduction to account for the socio-ecological relations in which the pandemic is embedded.