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Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism

30th March, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our Space Our Place Women in the Landscape Creative Writing Session at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, October 2018.
Our Space Our Place Women in the Landscape Creative Writing Session at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, October 2018.
Women in the Landscape Creative Writing Session at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, October 2018 (Credit: Rebecca Jones)

Saturday 30th March, 10am-4pm, FREE, women only*

Global ecological activism is built on the work of women. Yet the value of women’s environmental campaigning and action often remains invisible.

This gathering of women calls together ecofeminist academics, environmental campaigners, writers, artists and performers for a day of papers, performances and workshops, exploring how ecofeminist theory and practice can unite to imagine and realise optimistic responses to our changing world.


We’ll discover and discuss the diverse and daring work being done by women around environmental themes, including academic research, creative explorations and community interventions, and celebrate the development of ecofeminist collections at Glasgow Women’s Library as part of the Women in the Landscape project.



10am-10.30am – REGISTRATION (Tea and Coffee)

10.30am-10.45am – Welcome and Introduction

10.45am-11.45am – PANEL 1 – Historical Perspectives (Introduced by Saskia McCracken, University of Glasgow)

Evelyn Suttle – From Suffrage to Soy Lattes: Coffee, Chats and Bridging the Gaps
Elizabeth Darling – Heroines of the Canongate: Creating Space and Place in Edwardian Edinburgh’s Slums 

11.45am-12pm – BREAK (Tea and Coffee)

12pm-12.45pm – Dr Niamh Moore, University of Edinburgh (Introduced by Ali Ryland, University of Strathclyde)
Women and children for planet earth! Mother nature, family trees and other humannature relationships
Or why can birthstrikers not imagine giving birth to Greta Thunberg?

12.45pm-1.30pm – VEGAN LUNCH

1.30pm-2.30pm – PANEL 2 – Mythical Presences (Introduced by Ali Ryland, University of Strathclyde)

ClartyBurd Theatre Company – Bernini’s Women
Frances Davis – Daughters of Daphne

2.30pm-2.45pm – BREAK (Tea and Coffee)

2.45pm-3.45pm – PANEL 3 – Environment and Practice (Introduced by Rebecca Jones, University of Strathclyde)

Kirsty Alexander – Ecofeminism meets the garden maintenance trade: notes from a junior gardener on imagining domestic and residential gardens as spaces of hope
Rachel Clive – pAnarchy: Rivers, Risk and Resistance

3.45pm-4pm – CONCLUSION

An exhibition by Hana Wilde, Witch Island, will be available to view in the Events Space throughout the day.


This free opportunity to share work, contribute to research and build new networks is generously funded by the University of Glasgow College of Arts.

Find more events in our Women and the Environment programme.


I’m afraid this event is now fully booked – please contact mattie.roberts@womenslibrary.org.uk if you would like to be added to the waiting list 

This event is free to attend, women only* and booking is required – please book your place using the booking form below or by calling 0141 550 2267.

A vegan lunch will be provided. Please email rebecca.jones@womenslibrary.org.uk with any dietary requirements.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans, Intersex women, non-binary and gender fluid people.


Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.


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30th March, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267