Summoning Voices: A conversation with Federica Coseschi and Linda
Lund Pedersen about the Femø Women’s Camp.
A conversation about Femø' Women's camp with Federica Coseschi &
Linda Lund Pedersen that took place during the Summoning voices - A
radio symposium on feminist world making July 8-9.23 in Goethe
Institut Rotterdam and at radioecho.net In the conversation you can
hear Federica and Linda talking about the unique history of the
camp, its development throughout the years and their experiences.
The Femø Women’s Camp has been held since 1971. Until the mid-1980s
it was arranged by the Women’s Liberation Movement that organised
the camp, and it was based on the movement’s ideals of sisterly
solidarity and feminist culture. Since there was no longer a unified
Women’s Liberation Movement from the mid-1980s, the camp continued
as an independent association.
Federica Coseschi (she/her) is an italian artist and photographer
based in Denmark. Her practice revolves around themes such as
womanhood, social construction of identity and of gender. Her work
and research reflect on how we photograph and use photography.
Focusing on the use of photography in the everyday and how this can,
as a care practice, become a way of community building. Federica has
a bachelor degree in Sociology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
and she is an alumni from Master Program Photography and Society
(KABK, Den Haag).
Linda Lund Pedersen is a lecturer at Roskilde University, DK.
Currently her research focuses on bureaucratic separation in Danish
family reunification politics. She has a strong commitment to
transdisciplinary and transnational feminist research and teaching.
Linda has been actively engaged in several European gender research
networks, including AtGender and ATHENA: Advanced Thematic Network
in European Gender Studies and feminist groups. She loves reading
70’s and 80’s feminist literature. She has been part of the
organising team and workshop facilitator at the Women’s camp (Femø)
for many years.
Summoning voices - A radio symposium on feminist world making
Words make language, language makes stories, and stories make worlds
Radio Echo is summoning a diversity of voices of storytellers,
artists, radio makers, community builders, researchers and activists
during a two day radio symposium, online at our radio platform and
physically at the Goethe Institut Rotterdam. Through a series of
conversations, dj sets and vocal experimentations that weave a
multilayered broadcast that touches upon methods to reimagine the
realities that define our lives. With it we challenge normative
understandings of being together and compose a web of solidarity
amongst our communities. We aim to provide a space where many
disciplines can intersect, nurture each other and find a channel to
influence the world with a touch of our magic.