Thursday, December 17, 2009

Next meeting January 11th, 7-9pm, meeting hosted by Kajsa Dahlberg & Ginger Brooks Takahashi

This meeting will be hosted by artists Kajsa Dahlberg and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

"We are interested in talking about Wimmin's spaces, queer intentional spaces, communal situations, and land trusts.
We are invested in radical gender expression with respect to
wimmin's separatism.
We would like to hear about people's experiences on wimmin's land,
queer land, experiments in collectivity, and starting land trusts."

This specific gathering hosted by Ginger and Kajsa will be gender separatist, meaning - open to persons that now or at some point in their lives have identified as women. This due to the topic of disucussion, hope you understand this.

We keep the meetings open to a limited group of participants to enhance discussion, thank you for respecting this and rsvp in good time to let us know that you are comming. Each occasion is open to 20 participants and you need to RSVP to to be able to join, please do so before Jan. 10th at noon.

And we say, read this! Answering your question, Describing my fantasy meeting


Finders, keepers, fighters, movers and shakers, womenz!
2010 is here, the best year ever - that's a promise!

Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner - a space for doubt and hope where honest attempts and failures can be shared, a place where theory and practice come together. Big Ups to all participants so far and a warm welcome to all new - the discussion continues!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

December 16th, 7-9 pm - “Kamera läuft”

December 16th, 7-9 pm it’s time for this years last Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner gathering.

We will start off this gathering by screening “Kamera läuft”, a film project made by the group “kleines postfordistische Drama” (A small Post-Fordist Drama) in 2004 (30 min.).

The group was born out of a research and exhibition project about working and living conditions of cultural producers in Berlin. The project highlights the relationship between neo-liberal requirements and subjective desires for flexible and self-determined work and life conditions. The film starts off by posing the following questions:
What is your working life like?
What do you like about it and what should be changed?
When and why will it all become too much for you and what will you do then?
What is your idea of a “good life”?
Should cultural producers collaborate with other social movements to work on a new concept of organization?

Within this gathering we hope to discuss some of these questions and thereby return to some of the issues that have been addressed during the NPBIAC fall.

This occasion is open to 20 participants and you need to RSVP to to be able to join, please do so before Dec. 15th at noon.

Thanks to Marion von Osten and The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Yesterday we got a supportive mail from Sisters of Jam

Sister of Jam is an artistic duo based in Sweden consisting of Moa and Mikaela Krestesen. Last year they got an assignment to make a Public Art work in the city Umeå.

They put up this sign “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” as a challenge for young women to take up space! Not to let the increased violence limit their freedom of movement in the public sphere. (in Swedish) (in Swedish)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

December 2nd, 7-9 pm, meeting hosted by W.A.G.E.

Welcome to the next Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner gathering on December 2nd between 7-9 pm. The meeting is hosted by W.A.G.E.

W.A.G.E. is an activist group of artists, art workers, performers and independent curators fighting to get paid for making the world more interesting. Organizers A.K. Burns, K8 Hardy and A.L. Steiner will be holding an open teach-in and consciousness-raising that will lead to a fruitful, fruity discussion of these issues. Please come join us in sharing and learning from our collective experiences.

This occasion is open to 20 participants and you need to RSVP to to be able to join, please do so before Dec. 1st at noon.

Friday, November 6, 2009

November 25th, 7-9 pm, meeting hosted by Malmoe Free University for Women and Katerina Llanes

"We want to have a hands-on discussion on organizing and how to engage collectives in a political direction. Together we will share attempts we have made - failures and successes - to make people act collectively. Let us join forces and expand the network of experiences!"

Each NPBIAC occasion is open to 20 participants, RSVP is necessary (send an email to: All activities are free.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

November 4th, 7-9pm, meeting hosted by Jennifer Hayashida.

About me, Jennifer Hayashida:

Born in Oakland, California in the early 70s, I spent the first seventeen years of my life living in the suburbs of both Stockholm and San Francisco, between the golden state and the welfare state. I grew up bilingual and bicultural and feel at home everywhere and nowhere, finding comfort in practices rather than spaces. I received (or claimed) my undergraduate education through the University of California campuses at Davis and Berkeley, and remain indebted to my teachers there for educating me in the pleasures and contingencies of being a critical scholar and practitioner of many things.

I moved to New York in the fall of 1999, with my two close friends A and M. We flew TWA. I worked at MoMA, index Magazine, and doing various odd jobs to put myself through graduate school at Bard College. Since completing my graduate degree, I have made a living and a life as an educator at various public universities, including UC Davis, Montclair State University, and now at Hunter College, where I am Acting Director of their Asian American Studies Program.

My practice continues to center upon dislocation, translation, intertextuality, and memory. I recently completed a manuscript of poems, entitled A Machine Wrote This Song, and I am in deep with a long essay entitled “The Autonomic System.” In addition, I am restarting my “Projections” project, looking at maps, the law, and the language of forgetting.

Focus for discussion Nov 4th: Two Majorities
The two texts I’d like to share are taken from an ongoing project entitled "Two Majorities" – the title intended to address the impossibility of multiple ruling bodies/the hope that ruling bodies will consume each other/my objections to the American usage of the term “minority” as an identificatory category. "The Autonomic System” is a speculative essay investigation into what it means to lose, and try to trace, what’s been forgotten/re-named/occluded, prompted here by the death of a parent. Ideas that circulate throughout the text include trans-lation/-nationalism, racialization, and intimacy. These narrative strands extend into the second piece, "Svenska," a series of questions and hypotheses around my Swedish mother’s emigration to the U.S. in 1965. Each project (all of my work, really) begins with fragments – anecdotes, photographs, glimpses – and extends into interstitial explorations around race, gender, language, dislocation, (be-)longing, and border-crossing(s). My hope is that the NPBIAC evening can involve not only excerpts from these texts, but also broader discussions/hopes/experiences around (fragmented) narratives of belonging, exclusion, and/or forgetting.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday October 21st, 7-9 pm - Information meeting

Friends, freaks and future family!
A month and a half has past since we arrived in the US, two feminist artists with hopes of a queer and queenie New York community.

Our modest contribution is a series of feminist gatherings throughout 2009-2010 that we call Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner and with this mail we hereby cordially invite ya'll to take part. This initiative comes with a wish to create a lively ongoing discussion, a space for doubt and hope where honest attempts and failures can be shared, a place where theory and practice come together.

A schedule for fall discussions will be sent shortly but for now we would like you to save the premier date Wednesday October 21st, 7-9 pm were we will present the coming schedule and talk a bit about the structure and idea of the discussion group.

This first information meeting is open for everyone that might be interested, but RSVP is necessary (at the latest noon the day of the event). The following dates will however be open to a group of 20 participants.
Please RSVP to

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think could be interested!
Hope to see you soon!
NPBIAC/Johanna and Malin

Monday, September 28, 2009