Witches, Work and Womxn: Revolution from the Kitchen

Silvia Federici (IT/US), YNKB (DK), Salon Hysteria (DK)
19/06 2020


As part of the biennial Alt_Cph 20, Patterns in Resistance, the collectives YNKB, Astrid Noack’s Atelier (ANA) and Salon Hysteria presents a conversation between Silvia Federici and Nazila Kivi on Witches & Work; on Revolution from the Kitchen; on utopias and colonizations of care.

In ‘Caliban and the Witch – Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation’ (2004) scholar Silvia Federici lays bare the persecution of women*and others deemed witches and explores how these historical processes connected to the emergence of capitalism and the subordination of reproductive work. In this talk we will touch on Silvia Federici’s works on Wages for Housework and Counterplanning from the Kitchen and reflect on work, reproduction and the dismantling of the capitalist-patriarchal system that keeps affecting us all, especially in times of distress.

The talk can be seen here.