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Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher, and militant. In 1972, she was co-founder of the International Feminist Collective, which launched the Wages for Housework campaign internationally. In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, she was active in the anti-globalization movement and the U.S. anti-death penalty movement. She is one of the co-founders of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, an organization dedicated to generating support for the struggles of students and teachers in Africa against the structural adjustment of African economies and education systems. From 1987 to 2005, she also taught international studies, women’s studies, and political philosophy courses at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Her decades of research and political organizing accompanies a long list of publications on philosophy and feminist theory, women’s history, education, culture, international politics, and more recently the worldwide struggle against capitalist globalization and for a feminist reconstruction of the commons. Her steadfast commitment to these issues resounds in her focus on autonomy in what she calls self-reproducing movements as a powerful challenge to capitalism through the construction of new social relations.
Jack Hogan is an artist and architect from Waterford, Ireland. They focus on the rich sociality of everyday life and what constitutes good shared lives beyond the nuclear family. They foreground friendship, and entwined people and places, instead of individuated subjects. They are currently participating in the Whitney Independent Study Program and recently exhibited in the Athens Biennale, Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial and Everything is common at Artists Space in New York. linktree.com/jackhogan