ATGENDER – The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation

University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Sociology and Social Research 

Local organizing committee

University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Sociology and Social Research: 

Sveva Magaraggia

Arianna Mainardi 

Daniela Cherubini 

Stefania Voli 

Marco Bacio

Conference scientific committee

University of Milano-Bicocca: Carmen Leccardi; Sveva Magaraggia; Arianna Mainardi; Daniela Cherubini; Stefania Voli

University of Calabria: Giovanna Vingelli 

University of Verona & Utrecht University: Adriano Habed 

University of Milan: Elia A.G. Arfini 

Cà Foscari University of Venice: Sabrina Marchetti

AtGender Conference committee 

Charlène Calderaro, University of Lausanne, Switzerland 

Arianna Mainardi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Christine Quinan, Utrecht University, Netherlands / University of Melbourne, Australia

Angeliki Sifaki, Sociology Department at Newcastle University, UK

Pauline Stoltz, Aalborg University, Denmark

Advisory Board

Silvia Penati: Coordinator of the Group on Gender Studies, University of Milan-Bicocca

Marina Calloni: Coordinator of ADV (Against Domestic Violence), Research Centre of the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milan-Bicocca

Elisabetta Ruspini: Coordinator of ABCD, Interdepartmental Centre for Gender Studies, University of Milan-Bicocca

Graphic design

Elia Covolan

“Corridors of wind” is the illustration that Elia Covolan (aka Elia Nadie) produced for the 11th EFRC. The scientific committee chose to collaborate with an artist who has always been strongly linked to feminism and queer struggles, and to raising awareness of the experience of people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. The work is the result of a joint process, in which the scientific committee relied on Elia to visualize the conceptual suggestions that guided the construction of this conference. As feminist academics, accustomed to constructing our own discourses mainly through writing and orality, we were guided by Elia in his visual construction project starting from a keyword: “feminist perspectives”. Elia makes us reflect on ways of thinking about perspectives that were not visual. The wind corridor is therefore a way – offered to the viewer – of thinking about perspectives beyond the gaze, in a tactile and embodied way. Recognizing how the gaze can be a judgmental and binary sense, this “feminist perspective” made of wind is instead fluid and traces a queer path through the cold monoliths of the city. Unstoppable, like the relentless surge of new struggles that feminist knowledge must address.