Men in Movement, V
Masculinities and Feasible Futures

International Conference
September 28th to October 1st, 2021

Current times demand that we focus on the present and rethink about the future and its conditions of feasibility. When we started designing this fifth edition of “Men in Movement”, we wanted to address the challenges posed by the connection between men and masculinities and current issues such as nationalism, the environment, bodies and sexualities and decolonisation. We had no idea, then, that a global pandemics would make thinking about our futures even more urgent.

This fifth edition of the international conference Men in Movement will be celebrated in Barcelona from September 28th to October 1st 2021, with the title “MIMV: Masculinities and Feasible Futures”. This title opens the room for scholarly and socially engaged dialogues concerned with the feasibility of the society in which we currently live and the kind of futures that it prefigures.

As an addition to previous editions, MiM5 will offer an open Call for Papers in order to enhance dialogue among participants. The programme also includes five dialogues between two invited speakers to open up the general discussion.

The Conference is structured around five different key themes:

  • masculinities today
  • men, masculinities and nation
  • men, masculinities and the environment
  • the body, masculinities and sexualities
  • critical decolonial masculinities

This edition has been possible thanks to Instituto de la Mujer and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. The event also counts with the collaboration of the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), the Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture Research Network (Mascnet, Arts and Humanitites Research Council, GB), the University of Barcelona, Homes Igualitaris -Ahige Catalunya, the R+D project POSTGENDER (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity) and the research group ‘MEDUSA: Genders in Transition. Masculinities, Affects, Bodies, and Technoscience‘ (UOC). This collaborative and plural nature is reflected in the structure of the event.

One of our core values is to provide a space for dialogue and debate between academia and activism; we also aim to impulse bridging collaborations. Researchers, activists, social workers, other professionals, consultants, students and people interested in gender justice, social issues, gender and masculinities are most welcome.

We know these are uncertain times and there is the risk that this conference is affected by the current pandemics. We will follow government recommendations and health regulations to ensure everybody’s wellbeing and will eventually let you know if any changes are necessary.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Barcelona!
— We will offer attendees simultaneous translation of the 5 dialogues.–

Organizing Committee:
Begonya Enguix (Estudis d’Arts i Humanitats, UOC)
Paco Abril (Homes Igualitaris, UdG)
Krizia Nardini (UOC)

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, UOC
Homes Igualitaris (AHIGE-CATALUNYA)
MEDUSA Gèneres en transició (Research Group)

With support of:
Instituto de la Mujer
Proyecto de investigación I+D+I “Género y postgéneros: cartografiando significados (para la transformación social) Postgen” (ref: FEM 2016-77963-C2-2- P). Este proyecto puede estar cofinanciado por FEDER: una manera de hacer Europa.