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Writing and Rapping is for Everyone


OVAL OFFICE, this time at the Art University Linz, proudly presented: "Fuck you - I am not feeling it... your version of happiness is really problematic for me" with the current president Karin Michalski. She is an artist, film curator and lecturer in Berlin. Michalski explained and presented different projects related to the impasse, the situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made.

The OVAL OFFICE Linz is a tribute to the Oval Office in the White House, the famous room with no rough edges. It is a place for discussions, performances, installations, readings - presented by changing presidents and their counselors.



In the middle of October a concert of French female rapper Pumpkin took place in the Stadtwerkstatt. She made her first moves into Hip Hop in the nineties under the influence of MC Solaar. Since then Pumpkin released several EPs and collaborated with many other rap artists. In 2014 she started touring with Vin’S da Cuero.

Before their performance in the Stadtwerkstatt, Pumpkin held a workshop: An Introduction to the French Female Rap Scene & Writing and Rapping is for Everyone!

We took part in the workshop and recorded as well an interview with her.

The event was organized by The Empress Club.


Angela Davis, US American civil rights activist, social critic and sociologist, was in Vienna in the beginning of October. She gave a series of lectures and workshops at the University of Vienna. We will hear her speech about the movement #blacklivesmatter and police violence.


female:pressure and Soundcloud co-hosted a meet-up alongside a panel discussion on the topic: Genre and Gender. The panel took place within SoundCloud´s event series Re_presenting which aims to connect the musician community in Berlin and discuss under-represented topics in music.

Genre and Gender panel discussion was moderated by Annie Goh with four musicians representing a range of music genres: Emika (Electronic Pop, UK/Czech Republic), Sarah Farina (Rainbow Bass, Germany), Gudrun Gut (Experimental electronica, Germany), and Phia (DIY-pop, Australia).



NEWS "5-2 Minutes"- feminist news

1. Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian writer whose oral histories have recorded thousands of individual voices to map the implosion of the Soviet Union, has won the Nobel prize for literature. She is aso the first writer from Belarus to receive the award. She becomes the 14th woman to win the prize since it was first awarded in 1901.

More information: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/08/svetlana-alexievich-wins-2015-nobel-prize-in-literature

2. A high court in France has officially recognized a third gender option in a case that’s being described in the country as a crucial victory for intersex rights.

More information: http://derstandard.at/2000023854563-1192182008495/Franzose-darf-neutral-als-Geschlecht-angeben

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