Camping women' as learning space/place

Gjedde, L. (Lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


Tuesday 3rd of September
10.00 – 16.00

Karolinelund, Aalborg
Kjellerups Torv 5
A World University tent

Organizers: Professor Antje Gimmler & Professor Lisa Gjedde

Perspectives on feminist strategies: Thought, bodies and movement

The seminar investigates into different feminist strategies as they appear from the perspectives of art and thought. Scholars from Aalborg University and international feminist artists collaborate in this seminar to understand the ways how gender, body and identity are negotiated and questioned. Marit Benthe Norheim’s sculpture ‘Camping women’, which is owned by Aalborg University, provides a first perspective on feminist strategies. ‘Camping women’ is an impressive piece of art, five camping trailers that has been transformed into five archetypical women figures. The mobile sculpture ‘Camping women’ functions as a recreational and inspiring environment for visitors, students and staff. Made with white concrete Benthe Norheim shows how feminist strategies could work: using concrete, a symbol of modern industrialization and mastering of nature, she turns the solid material into a sculpture that shows the fragility of gender identity and is able to inspire us to redefine fixed presuppositions of gender, sex and identity. Feminist strategies could be many things, involving thought and critique, bodies and expression as well as movement and transformation. The seminar will try to use the encounter of art and thought in a creative and innovative way in order to inspire new perspectives on feminist strategies.

Visit the 'Camping women' website


10.00 – 10.15 Welcome and introduction to the program (Antje Gimmler & Lisa Gjedde)
10.15 – 10.45 Benthe Norheim (sculpturer): On 'Camping women'
10.45 – 11.00 Experiencing ‘Camping women’
11.00 – 11.30 Lisa Gjedde (AAU): 'Camping women' as learning space/place
11.30 – 12.00 Antje Gimmler (AAU): The Sirene – The Housewife
12.00 – 12.30 Lunch Break
12.30 – 13.00 Rikke Steen Mapstone (cand. Fil AAU), Dance Performance
13.00 – 13.15 Julie Borup Jensen (AAU): Our bodies – Our music
13.15 – 14.00 Discussion on feminist strategies: Pham Tuan Tu, Eisa Jocson, Lai Thi Dieu Ha og Marit Benthe Norheim, moderator: Antje Gimmler
14.00 Lai Thi Dieu Ha
15.00 Eisa Jocson
16.00 Vernissage of the art installation 'Camping women'

Period3 Sep 2013
Event typeSeminar
LocationAalborg, Denmark