The Feminist Duration Reading Group focuses on under-known and under-appreciated feminist texts, movements and struggles from outside the Anglo-American canon. The group has developed a practice of reading out loud, together, one paragraph at a time, with the aim of creating a sense of connection and intimacy during meetings.
The group was established in March 2015 by Helena Reckitt, at Goldsmiths, University of London and relocated in July 2015 to SPACE in Hackney, East London where it was hosted until April 2019. From June 2019 to February 2020 the group began a residency at the South London Gallery focused on intersectional feminisms in the UK context (a planned year-long programme that was moved online due to COVID-19).
FDRG sessions have been organised with Emilia-Amalia at Art Metropole in Toronto; in London at the Barbican Art Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, Mimosa House, AntiUniversity, and as part of The Table at the Swiss Church; and elsewhere in the UK at Grand Union, Birmingham, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, and Hypatia Trust, Penzance. A sister group, NW FDRG, was set up in Liverpool by Kezia Davies in 2019.