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Lecture on Intersectionality

June 16 2023 - "Planetary Intersectionality: Feminism, Impermanence and the Radicalness of Simpleness."

Cooperation with Stadttheater Gießen

*The event will be held in english, discussion will be both in english and german*

Ticket: 5€, purchase through Stadttheater Gießen, Haus der Karten or at the box office

Time Place Participation
7 pm c.t.

Salon, Stadttheater Gießen

Südanlage 1, 35390 Gießen

Online Registrierung via

ticket sale via the theatre's website


Minna Salami

For a long time, we have been pretending that we are masters of our destiny. The dominant Europatriarchal attitude toward knowledge - about our Earth and ourselves - has been the attitude of pretense and hubris. If we lived on another planet, we humans might continue developing false myths under the guise of objective truth, but we have reached a point where we can no longer deceive ourselves at least about the planet we live on. We find ourselves amid increasing droughts, melting glaciers, and nature undergoing rapid transformation. We also are that nature. After making the case for the promises of feminism in understanding our transforming nature, the talk will address “planetary intersectionality” as a prism to connect humans, Earth and metaphysics, as well as oppression, crisis, and impermanence.

©Yvonne Schmedemann



Adenike Titilope Oladosu (Fellow in the Planetary Scholars & Artists in Residence Program 2023)

Minna Salami

Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish, and Swedish feminist author and social critic. She is currently a Programme Chair at THE NEW INSTITUTE where her research focuses on Black feminist theory, contemporary African thought, the polycrisis, and the politics of knowledge production.

Minna is the author of Can Feminism Be African? (forthcoming Harper Collins 2024) which explores key themes of African feminism; Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone (Bloomsbury 2020) which reimagines universal concepts through a black feminist framework, and The Power Book: What is it, Who Has it, and Why? The Politics of Provocation (Ivy Kids, 2019), a co-authored children’s book. She has written for the Guardian, Project Syndicate, Al Jazeera, and The Philosopher, among others, and is the founder of the multi-award-winning blog MsAfropolitan which has drawn over a million readers. Minna frequently speaks at international platforms including TEDx, Oxford University, Yale University, Oxford Union, Cambridge Union, the European Parliament, and the Singularity University at NASA. Minna’s academic background is in Political Science and Gender Studies with a specialization in feminist theory from SOAS, University of London. She sits on the council of The Royal Institute of Philosophy and the boards of The African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University, The Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Sahel, the Emerge network, and is an associate with Perspectiva. Her books are translated into multiple languages.

© Minna Salami