Iris van der Tuin

über »die generative Kraft von Generationen«

....“In Amsterdam, Women’s Studies was infused with leftist politics and anarchism / the squat movement and with a very clear take on the feminist past as alive and lively. Especially the latter was perfect for me: as a young girl raised by Baby boomer parents who had said good-bye to institutions, a random encounter with the literary and political work of Dutch second-wave feminist Anja Meulenbelt (a kind of Kate Millet) had changed my life. First her work as such and later feminism in general provided some ground for me to stand on. I learned about the possibility to have a perspective on things and work from that emergent perspective, which also allowed me to re-evaluate my parents’ world view (it turned out to be leftist, radically non-conformist, socially mobile, centered around humor, and slightly introverted). Utrecht University was and is a parade of role models of the local, national, and international kind. Important are those moments of the generations coming together.”
ANDREW ILIADIS, “INTERVIEW WITH IRIS VAN DER TUIN” IN FIGURE/GROUND. AN OPEN-SOURCE, PARA-ACADEMIC, INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION. ISSN 2292-081 ..“In Amsterdam, Women’s Studies was infused with leftist politics and anarchism / the squat movement and with a very clear take on the feminist past as alive and lively. Especially the latter was perfect for me: as a young girl raised by Baby boomer parents who had said good-bye to institutions, a random encounter with the literary and political work of Dutch second-wave feminist Anja Meulenbelt (a kind of Kate Millet) had changed my life. First her work as such and later feminism in general provided some ground for me to stand on. I learned about the possibility to have a perspective on things and work from that emergent perspective, which also allowed me to re-evaluate my parents’ world view (it turned out to be leftist, radically non-conformist, socially mobile, centered around humor, and slightly introverted). Utrecht University was and is a parade of role models of the local, national, and international kind. Important are those moments of the generations coming together.”

ANDREW ILIADIS, “INTERVIEW WITH IRIS VAN DER TUIN” IN FIGURE/GROUND. AN OPEN-SOURCE, PARA-ACADEMIC, INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION. ISSN 2292-081....