The Cyborg Diaries: Family Abolition, Reproductive Technology and the practice of Insurgent Care

Salon Hysteria (DK), Sophie Lewis (US)
19/08 2020


As part of the Alt_Cph_20 biennial Patterns in Resistance, Salon Hysteria presents a conversation between Nazila Kivi and Sophie Lewis, author of ‘Full Surrogacy Now! Feminism Against Family’ about which feminist theorist Donnay Haraway says: “Rooted in historical, site-based, narrative, and political accounts, Full Surrogacy Now is the seriously radical cry for full gestational justice that I long for. This kind of gestation depends on realizing the implications of knowing that we all actually, materially, make one another, and that this labor continues to be exploited, extracted, and alienated—unequally—at every turn in Capitalism and Patriarchy. Full of brilliant, generative, and also shamelessly biting critique of both bourgeois and communist tracts, feminist and otherwise, Lewis’s voice is unique and bracing.”

The conversation is part of the summer seminar series Hysterical Utopias co-hosted by Alt_Cph_20 and Salon Hysteria.

The talk can be seen here.