Women of the seven seas
Women of the seven seas
Itinerary

Women of the Seven Seas - Online-Symposium

Itinerary
  • 22.08.2021

     

    First Shefarers' Parade of Hamburg
    Today, women are sailing the seven seas in greater numbers than ever before. As shefarers, activists, artists and researchers, they are exploring hydrarchy as an alternative way of living, trying to reclaim ports as public spaces, they fight for decolonisation, sea rescue, fair trade and endangered maritime eco-systems.

    The patriarchal history of the seas is characterised by war, colonialism and exploitation. Hamburg Port is a part of this patriarchal tradition, and up until today Hamburg Port Authority, Eurogate and Hapag Lloyd remain predominantly male organizations. Only very slowly, maritime gender relations start to shift: Is there an alternative, feminist take on the sea and the port?

    The first Shefarers‘ Parade of Hamburg wants to send out a signal: Prepare the flare guns and the synchronised swimmers brigade! With a parade of ships, boats and rafts we will sail from the Bille to the city and back. Along the way, we will stop for action, music and a rubber boat ballet. In the Hafencity, we will open a feminist ship welcoming station and at the end we will hijack the Peking for a female captains‘ dinner. Or something like this. Wanna sail with us? Send us a message! contact@womenofthesevenseas.net

    Together we want to make the presence of women* at sea and in the port visible, we want to fight discrimination, and we want to respond - as shefarers – to maritime questions in local and international contexts. Women*, non-binary people and collectives with female* majorities are invited to join - with or without their own boat, ship or raft.

    The first Shefareres‘ Parade Hamburg is initiated by geheimagentur collective. In projects like the Alternative Cruise Ship Terminal AKT (2015), PORTS (2016), Access Points and FREE PORT Baakenhöft (2017), geheimagentur has campaigned for a Right to the Sea & the Port.

    More information: geheimagentur.net 
     

     

  • 08.08.2021

    8. August, 14.00 – 18.30 CEST 

    This symposium brings together women from different aspects of maritime life. It marks the launch of womenofthesevenseas.net, this online-platform which aims to connect female artists, researchers and professionals from around the world working on and with the water. 

    Today, women are sailing the seas in greater numbers than ever before. As shefarers, activists, artists and researchers, they are exploring hydrarchy as an alternative way of living, trying to reclaim ports as public spaces, they fight for decolonisation, sea rescue, fair trade and endangered maritime eco-systems.

    This is new. While women have fought with considerable success for gender equality on land, the maritime world seems far behind. The history of the seas is almost exclusively a history of men. And it‘s characterised by war, colonialism and exploitation. Change is needed. Women of the Seven Seas want to support this change. Together we want to make the presence of women* at sea more visible and respond to maritime questions in local and international contexts.

    The symposium will be held in English and is open to everyone, free of charge. 

    Program: 

    2 pm - introduction by geheimagentur 

    2.30 pm – contribution by Françoise Vergès 

    3 pm - interview with Female Seafarers' Association of Nigeria (FESAN) 

    3.30 pm - conversation Françoise Vergès / FESAN / geheimagentur

    4 pm - break 

    4.30 pm - contribution by Giuditta Vendrame

    5 pm - contribution by Constance Hockaday 

    5.30 pm - contribution by Nova Ruth

    followed by conversation Giuditta Vendrame / Constance Hockaday / Nova Ruth /geheimagentur 

    Join the Zoom Webinar here. 

    Meeting-ID: 814 5946 9114

    Kenncode: 85q%YytzXT

  • 24.03.2021

    Our first Women of the Seven Seas meeting! Spanning the planet from 10 am in the morning till 1 am in the night. We were so excited to start the conversations around a feminism of the seas! Looking forward to more meetings!

     

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Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Women of the Seven Seas aim to connect women from all aspects of maritime life
Giuditta Vendrame

Giuditta Vendrame. Artist, Designer, Researcher.

What water does to our brains

The water, like any of the larger intangible un-holdable natural systems --like sky and weather, will teach you things that will take you forever to learn on land. 

Exterritory Project Cargo
Diagram

CAMP

Interview with FESAN, July 2021

Interview with FESAN

constance hockaday

constance hockaday

Giuditta Vendrame
1. My Ancestors Were Sailors/ Nenek Moyangku Seorang Pelaut (By Ibu Sud)

a text by Nova Ruth 

2. Many years ago, composer Ibu Sud wrote Nenek Moyangku Seorang Pelaut as a cheery song for children.

a text by Nova Ruth 

water gives and takes life

a text by Kristin Samir Jaibi Loren du Pon

engine at sea

on board of the Sea-Watch by Kristin Feddersen 

Black Water
Country of the Sea

by CAMP

3. My grandmother, Soetinah, grew up on the coast of Pare-pare, South Sulawesi, ...

a text by Nova Ruth 

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

by CAMP

Nova Ruth
4. As kids, we were even told that when we went to the beach, we shouldn’t wear green,...

a text by Nova Ruth 

Kristin Feddersen
Lembayung

music by Nova Ruth 

Shaina Anand

Filmmaker and Artist, CAMP

Female Seafarers' Association of Nigeria

FESAN

geheimagentur
Exterritory Project
1. Hamburger Seefrauenparade / Shefarers' Parade Hamburg
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