— Women of the Seven Seas – Online-Symposium

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, an 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.


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 a conversation Giuditta Vendrame / Constance Hockaday / Nova Ruth/ geheimagentur

Join the Zoom-Webinar here!



Meeting-ID: 814 5946 9114
Kenncode: 85q%YytzXT

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Funded by the Federal Government
Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

In coproduction with Kampnagel.

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