Jillian C. York: Facebook is not a public space!

One of the guests at this year's Subversive Festival was Jillian C. York, an American activist, journalist and Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). At the festival, she participated in public discussions Freedom of Speech, Civil Disobedience and Satire in the Digital Era and Who Whistles Means No Harm. She serves on the Board…

Tansy Hoskins: Fashion is capitalism's favorite child

Tansy Hoskins, a British writer, journalist and activist, is the author of the book Stitched-Up: The Anti-capitalist Book of Fashion, whose Croatian translation was recently published by Sandorf&Mizantrop and CIMO – Center for research of fashion and clothing. In the book, which presents a research and criticism of the contemporary fashion system, Hoskins insists that fashion is social production and…

Joe Black: I'm completely a clown

It's the second year of DRAGram! This year, along with drag performers from Croatia and the region, House of Flamingo are bringing us two queer acts from the UK. Joe Black describes himself as a "gin drinking cabaret darling, musical comedy misfit, drag clown and acid tongued ringmaster". He's strummed his ukulele and dazzled and shocked audiences with a mix…

Ann Cvetkovich: Depression as an intimate, cultural and political phenomenon

Ann Cvetkovich's work, starting from her first book on Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (1992), has been highly influential in the understanding of the complex modes of entanglement of affect and politics, and the multiple ways in which affect can work to sustain, stabilise or resist hegemonic forms of power. Exposing what cannot be rendered visible with…

A personal history of the Slovene zine scene

I became aware of the existence of zines around 1993, when one of the Slovenian local music zines, Rock Vibe managed to get regular distribution. It was sold in every kiosk, or newsstand, right next to Bravo. Bravo was a music biweekly from Germany that included stickers and posters of New Kids on the Block, Roxette, 2 Unlimited, Guns’n’Roses, and…

Ingrid Jungermann: I love bisexuals and wish they would proudly come out!

I discovered the American independent filmmaker Ingrid Jungermann on the recommendation of Barbara Gregov, my colleague and member of Vox team. After watching a few episodes of the web series F to 7th, I realized that we share similar views on humour and LGBT issues, so I had to see almost everything Jungermann filmed since she and her ex-girlfriend, filmmaker…

About Vox Feminae platform

Expansion of Gender and Media Culture 'Common Zone' was established in 2005 and it's main program - Vox Feminae platform - is a space of gender and media culture which acts as a platform of voices. The mission of the VoxFeminae.net portal (updated since 2006.), Vox Feminae Festival (held every fall since 2007.), video production (3 documentaries and 42 short…
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