The Unforgettables Reading/Working Group

The Unforgettables Reading/Working group is a series of open to the public monthly meetings at the A.I.R. space running since late 2016, initiated by artists Ofri Cnaani and A.I.R. Executive Director Roxana Fabius. This group, formed by readers/workers from several disciplines and walks of life, brings to the front a combination of texts, artworks, and films. Every month the group looks at historic feminist and queer manifestos, science fiction, new feminist fiction writings, and theory pieces that help to imagine a future where no-one is forgotten.

Each session is led by a different member of the group, empowering the attendants to learn, and publicly share their thoughts with others. 
The Unforgettables Reading/Working Group embraces its origins, accepts the mistakes of the past, and aims to become more inclusive. We invite everyone to study, converse, and work together.  Studying side by side, the group works on A.I.R.’s non official horizontal and updated feminist library. An unusual unforgettable one.

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Session I
Monday December 12th 2016

A.I.R. Gallery
Led by Ofri Cnaani and Roxana Fabius  
-Shulamith Firestone, The first chapter of The Dialectic of Sex1970
-Karen Barad, excerpt from Posthumanist Performativity: Toward and Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter 2003
-Anne Boyer, excerpt from Garments Against Women2015
-Ursula K. Leguin, She Unnames Them1985

Session II
Monday January 30th 2017
A.I.R. Gallery

Led by Amber Esseiva
-Judith Butler, preface from Precarious Life, 2006
-Zadie Smith, Speaking in Tongues, 2009
-Michelle Cliff, If I Could Write This In Fire, 2008

Session III
Monday February 20th 2017
A.I.R. Gallery

Led by Roxana Fabius and Patricia Margarita Hernandez
-Donna Haraway, "Cyborg Manifesto" 1984
-Rosi Braidotti, "Four Theses on Posthuman Feminism" from Anthropocene Feminism2016, edited by Richard Grusin
-Joan D. Vinge, "Tin Soldier", 1974

Session IV
Monday March 20th 2017
A.I.R. Gallery

Led by Ofri Cnaani and Roxana Fabius
-Hannah Arendt, "A Classless Society" from The Origins of Totalitarianism, 1951
-Rebecca Solnit, "Short History of Silence" from The Mother of All Questions2017
-Emma Goldman, "Victims of Morality", 1913

Session V
April 24th 2017
A.I.R. Gallery

Led by Gabriela Vainsencher and Megan Pahmier
-Emily Dickinson: Article by her publisher (including poems and letter fragments), 1891
-Virginia Woolf, An Excerpt from A Room of One’s Own,Chapter 3, 1929
-Elena Ferrante (2 texts), Excerpts from letters to her editors, 2016
-Alexandra Schwartz, "The Unmasking of Elena Ferrante", 2016
-Adrian Piper, Art Criticism Essay Suggested Guidelines, 2016

Session VI
May 22nd 2017
A.I.R Gallery
Led by Christian Camacho-Light and Roxana Fabius

-Donna Kate Rushin, "The Bridge Poem" from This Bridge Called My Back (ed. by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa), 1981
-Gloria Anzaldúa, "La conciencia de la mestiza" from Borderlands: La Frontera, 1987
-Rita Segato, "Patriarchy from Margin to Center: Discipline, Territoriality, and Cruelty in the Apocalyptic Phase of Capital", 2016
-Sofia Cordova, the performance "La Vedette de América",  2012

Session VII
June 26th 2017
A.I.R. Gallery
Led by Katherine Behar

-Katherine Behar, Introduction to Object Oriented Feminism, 2016
-Anne Pollock, Queering Endocrine Disruption2016
-Katherine Behar, Facing Necrophilia or 'Botox Ethics'2016

The Unfrogettables Reading/Working Group 2018 is sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant