City of Networks


The networking of local, regional, and international feminist and LGBTIQ groups working in culture is going to start off with brief presentations of specific socio-political contexts that affect their respective thematic focuses and working methods. If political art speaks the unspeakable, envisions the unseen, how do they, as initiators and producers, navigate between the Scylla and Charybdis of institutionalisation and capitalisation of both art and gender politics?


  • Cultural Gender Practices Network (Slovenia/Croatia/Serbia/Bosna and Herzegovina/Macedonia)
  • Nordijc/Baltic Queer Art Network (Denmark)
  • Gender Bender / Il Cassero (Italia)

Discussions' Moderator: Tea Hvala

// in English //

Free entry.


The Cultural Gender Practices Network is a platform composed of regional women’s, feminist and queer festivals, media websites and initiatives that belong to the continuity of feminist practices in the region, while at the same time, they open up new fields of action and voice a new generation of feminists with different private and public histories. Members of the network are (Croatia), Libela (Croatia), Crol (Croatia), House of Flamingo (Croatia), Živa Muzika (Croatia), Cure Foundation (Bosnia), Befem (Serbia), Centre for Girls (Serbia), Femix (Serbia), Tiiit! Inc. (Macedonia), Red Dawns (Slovenia), Sektor Ž (Slovenia), City of Women (Slovenia).

Nordic/Baltic Queer Art Network is a network for individuals, institutions and organisations that work with queer, feminist and gender political art in the Nordic/Baltic countries. The NBQAN was founded by the live art venue Warehouse9 in Copenhagen in 2012, in order to create a platform to connect, exchange, present and establish a Scandinavian/Baltic queer art context. The network is a developing forum for artists and activists from many different genres and disciplines, and facilitate the production, presentation, discussion and evaluation of new work.

Il Cassero LGBT Center, member of the Italian LGBT Association ARCI - ARCIGAY, is based in Bologna. It is also the producer of the International Festival Gender Bender, introducing the Italian public to the new imagery related to gender identities, sexual orientations and body representations stemming from contemporary culture. Gender Bender is a part of Bologna Contemporanea, a network that operates in the city with an international overlook. Gender Bender is the initiator of  Performing Gender, a European dance project, and Teatro Arcobaleno, a project aimed at children and their families that promotes respect for differences, seen as opportunities of cultural richness, through theatre.

In the frame of the project Performing Gender - Dance makes differences and nEXtYU.

Production and organization: City of Women. In cooperation with Bunker.

Date and time of event: 
Oct 13th 10:00 - 18:00
Place of event: 
Old Power Station
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