Workshops

My Economy Is Shaped Like a Uterus

Colourful crayon and marker drawings of uteruses on an A0 paper

In the 1400s, as Silvia Federici recounts in her book “Caliban and the Witch”, the first women persecuted in the witch hunts were the midwives and medicine women who held the knowledge to women’s reproductive labour. We can understand this as the first enclosure of the commons. Taking the uterus as a focal point, how would we redesign the economy? This workshop is a speculative drawing and meditation exercise to create a new economy where nurturing and life is at the centre of how we organise production and distribution.

Materials:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Large butchers paper to cover a table.
  • Drawing materials
  • Audio equipment

Duration: 3 hours

Participants: 6 - 20