SWIP Workshop

Since the winter semester 2020-21, the SWIP "Work in Progress" workshop has been held once a year at the Chair of Political Theory in Potsdam in cooperation with the Chair of Feminist Philosophy (JProf Mirjam Müller) at HU Berlin.

The workshops are designed to provide a space where women* can present their philosophical projects and ideas and receive constructive feedback. Special attention is given to ideas that are still in the early stages of development. The workshops are open and pre-read to all interested parties. There is a call for presentations twice a year (once for the summer semester workshop at HU and once for the winter semester workshop at the University of Potsdam) here on the site.

The last SWIP workshop was held online on Friday, July 16, 2021. The focus of the July 16 workshop was on work in the field of Materialist Feminism (broadly understood). Here we were thinking, for example, of feminist perspectives on capitalism, theoretical engagements with care work and social reproduction, or discussions of Marxist/socialist feminist theories. Among others, Dr. Eva von Redecker was invited.



9.30-9.45: Welcome.
9.45-10.45: Janette Otterstein: Definitions of Socialist and Marxist Feminism.
10.45-11.45: Birte de Gruisbourne: Autonomizing institutional practices of care. What could it mean to rethink institutions as inclined caring arrangements?
11.45-12: Coffee break
12-13: Livia von Samson: Hegel's Theory of the Family and the Method of a Materialist Feminism
13-14.30: Lunch break
14.30-15.30: Abibi Stewart: Intersectionality and Social Reproduction Theory - Feminism for the 99% or Solidarity in the House of Difference?
15.30-16.30: Alexandra Colligs: Identity and Division of Labor
16.30-16.45: Coffee Break
16.45-17.45: Eva von Redecker: Materialism & Phantom Possession


If you have any questions, please contact us at: hilkje.charlotte.haeneluni-potsdamde.


We would also like to point out the SWIP ambassador Lena Ljucovic of the University of Potsdam: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/phi/professuren-und-forschung/professur-fuer-ethikaesthetik/lena-ljucovic

Archive: Workshop on 6.11.2020 on "Structural Injustice".

The SWIP Work in Progress Workshop, which takes place every semester in Berlin or Potsdam, focused this time on the topic of "Structural Injustice". Due to the increasing Corona numbers, the workshop had to be held online this semester.


10.30 Welcome (Hilkje Hänel)

11.00 Kerstin Reibold (Potsdam)

12.00 Lillian Cicerchia (Berlin)

13.00 Break/interruption of the workshop

14.00 Deborah Mühlebach (Berlin)

15.00 Andrea Klonschinski (Kiel)

16.00 Sandra Schmidt (Potsdam)

17.00 End


The workshop was a complete success, and served primarily to discuss new ideas and projects in a constructive way.