Pangolin at KONTEJNER: Donna Haraway's "Cyborg Manifesto" (Edition Main Tables 0), Promotion and Public Reading

Join us on February 6 2024 at 6 p.m.at the promotion and public reading of the first edition of the new Edition Main Tables 0 series. The Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway, translated by Marko Maras and feminist editing by Iva Grgić and Biljana Kašić, editorial team: Ana Hušman, Ivana Meštrov, Nikola Bojić, Marko Tadić (visual additions), Ana Labudović/RISO and friends (design) will be read in its entirety. In addition to the reading, there will be discussions about the edition itself and the overall publishing project of the Edition Main Tables 0 collective. Copies of the printed edition will be available at the promotion. The promotion will take place at KONTEJNER, Odranska 1/1, and the reading will be broadcasted online with a link available just before the event.

Donna Haraway: Cyborg Manifesto

Science, Technology and Socialist Feminism at the End of the 20th Century

Edition Main Tables 0

February 6, 2024, at 6 PM @KONTEJNER, Odranska 1/1, Zagreb

Publisher: Studio Pangolin, co-publisher: Multimedia Institute

Support: City of Zagreb - Office for ​culture, international relations and civil society

Thanks: Leonida Kovač

  • About the Cyborg Manifesto:

According to Donna Haraway, the basic theses of the Cyborg Manifesto were developed in Cavtat in 1984. At the suggestion of the editorial board of the Socialist Review magazine, Haraway participated in the international forum "Socialism in the World," where she presented perspectives on feminist Marxism in the early 1980s. Being among the few women at the conference, the participants quickly connected and included other women working as staff – maids, cooks, typists. Donna Haraway's lecture, expanded by discussions on feminism, reproductive and women's labor rights that spontaneously occurred in Cavtat, created a discursive and political platform from which the Cyborg Manifesto emerged shortly after her return to Santa Cruz. The first version of the text was published in 1984 in the German journal Das Argument, edited by Frigga Haug, a leading figure in Marxist feminism in West Germany and one of the women present at the Cavtat conference. The complete and final version of the Cyborg Manifesto was published in 1985 in the Socialist Review journal. Four decades after the first mention of cyborgs at the Cavtat conference, this publication represents the complete translation of Donna Haraway's iconic work into Croatian. The short but significant historical episode linking the Manifesto to the local context served as an incentive and inspiration for collaboration on this publication. In addition to the translation, the publication aims to establish continuity through collaborative artistic and design research, reflecting the material situatedness of the Manifesto. The collective working on this project thanks Donna Haraway for her direct support. The realization would not have been possible without her and serves as encouragement for further collaboration and the evolution of the project.

  • About Donna Haraway:

Donna Haraway is a prominent emeritus professor in the Department of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She earned her Ph.D. in biology from Yale in 1972 and writes and lectures on science and technology, feminist theory, and the unity of species. She has mentored the work of over 60 doctoral students in various disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. At UCSC, she collaborates with the Center for Science and Justice and the Center for Creative Ecologies. Working at the intersection of biology, culture, and politics, Haraway explores the intertwining of scientific facts, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative storytelling, science, technology, and the world of species solidarity. Some of her books include: Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (2016); Manifestly Haraway (2016); When Species Meet (2008); The Companion Species Manifesto (2003); The Haraway Reader (2004); Modest_Witness@ Second_Millennium (1997, 2nd ed. 2018); Simians, Cyborgs, and Women (1991); Primate Visions (1989); Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields (1976, 2004). Fabrizio Terranova directed the feature film Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016), and Diana Toucedo filmed Camille & Ulysse with Haraway and ethologist Vinciane Despret. Haraway, with Adele Clarke, a sociologist and historian of health sciences, edited the book Making Kin Not Population (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2018), addressing issues of global population, feminist anti-racist reproductive and ecological justice, and the flourishing of species solidarity.

  • About Edition Main Tables 0 :

Edition Main Tables 0 is a heterogeneous foundation for research, idea exchange, and dialogue, initiated in 2020 by Ana Hušman and collaborators: Ivana Meštrov, Dubravka Sekulić, Marko Tadić, and Ana Labudović. The name is taken from the group 0 UDC classification system, encompassing general human knowledge. The library's content is directed toward translations and wider distribution of theoretical thoughts on society, art, and culture critically positioned against the prevailing environment of late capitalism. Within the first edition of the library, nine essays by authors S. Mattern, H. Steyerl, B. Labella, L. Kanes Weisman, E.A. Povinelli, H. Davis, M. Taussig, H. Lefebvre, J. Berger were translated and published, each in an edition of 300 copies. Each DIY edition, printed at the Riso&friends workshop, was accompanied by public readings. In addition to the fanzine edition, essays from the first edition can be downloaded in .pdf format from the project's website: http://www.anahusman.net/hr/biblioteka-nula/ https://pangolin.hr/hr/publikacije/edition-main-tables-0/

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