Conversatory “Debt, feminine plural”
Within the framework of Museo Situado, the network in which various migrant groups and neighbourhood associations from the Lavapiés neighbourhood and the Reina Sofía Museum collaborate, this new session of Voces situadas addresses various artistic and feminist approaches to the notion of debt understood as an instrument of economic, political and cultural domination.
- Elise Fitte-Duval, Martinican photographer based in Senegal
- Khady Diouf, migration specialist and anti-female genital mutilation activist in Senegal
- Una lectura feminista de la deuda: ¡Vivas, libres y desendeudadas nos queremos! (A Feminist Reading of the Debt: Alive, Free and De-Endebted We Love Each Other!) by Verónica Gago and Luci Cavallero, in audiovisual format, presented by Argentine artist and activist Guillermina Mongan
Moderated by Majo Castells, coordinator of the Pincha Tu Deuda project.
The debt affects women more intensely, since the public goods and services that are no longer provided when priority is given to debt repayment are related to care, which falls mainly on them. This situation causes, among other things, their precariousness and forces their migration to the North. From this perspective, this meeting brings together various experiences from Senegal and Argentina, countries that are particularly affected by an external debt that currently functions as a motor for the unequal accumulation of capital throughout the world.
The Argentinean feminist group Ni una menos will present a synthesis in audiovisual format of the research project Una lectura feminista de la deuda: Vivas, libres y desendeudadas nos queremos, conceived as a collective tool to understand why the problem of the structural debt of States and subjects is linked to violence against feminized bodies.
What is a feminist reading of debt?
Martinican photographer Elise Fitte-Duval, who lives in Senegal and whose work deals with portraits in everyday life, and Senegalese activist Khady Diouf, a specialist in migration, will analyse the problem of debt in their country and on the African continent, its origins, the consequences it entails and possible ways of demanding a less unequal global economy.
You can see the conversation and subsequent discussion in the following video.
Conversatorio “Deuda, femenino plural”
Pictures by C.A.O. Photo.
This project is co-financed by the European Union through the European project Citizens for Financial Justice. With the collaboration of Medialab Prado, the Complutense University of Madrid, the network of the Museo Situado (Museo Reina Sofía), Espacio Vecinal Arganzuela and the Teatro del Barrio. Coordinated by the Plataforma Auditoría Ciudadana de la Deuda, Grigri Projects and Massa Critica Napoli.