What would a truly feminist society look like? In new work Futur.es, author Lauren Bastide asks what would happen if feminist principles were pushed beyond gender relations and applied to all aspects of public and private life. The result, she argues, would be a total transformation of our most basic beliefs and practices. From education and prison reform, to love and work, feminist theory could be capable of revolutionizing the modern world and confronting the most pressing issues of the contemporary age. The tools to build the future we want, claims Bastide, are already at our disposal: it is now our responsibility to use them. Bastide will be speaking with journalist Madeleine Schwartz at the American Library on the state of the present and the multiple possibilities of a feminist future.
About the speakers:
Lauren Bastide is a journalist and writer. She is the creator of the podcast La Poudre, on which she hosts artists, writers, scientists, and activists to speak on feminist issues. Futur.es follows Bastide’s work Presentes (2020), which documents women’s experiences and contemporary feminist struggles.
Madeleine Schwartz is a journalist and editor based in Paris whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The London Review of Books and The New York Review of Books
Important information: The discussion will be available both online and in person. While the conversation will happen in person (Bastide will appear in the Reading Room), the Library will stream the conversation on Zoom for a live viewing experience. Both in-person and online attendees will be able to pose questions.
This event requires advance registration.