Julian Vigo
Julian Vigo is a scholar, filmmaker, artist, permaculturalist, dj, yogi, and human rights consultant. A specialist in contemporary ethnography, cultural studies, cinema, postcolonial theory, and media and gender studies, she has taught at universities across the world. Her latest book is Earthquake in Haiti: The Pornography of Poverty and the Politics of Development (2015). Julian Vigo's portal is lubellule.com and she can be reached at julian.vigo@gmail.com.

Entries by Julian Vigo

Facebook's Woman Problem

(4) Comments | Posted 2 July 2013 | (00:00)

In my 14 June article, 'Feminist Takeover of Bra-Busters,' Lili Fitna was granted admin privileges by the creator of a porn Facebook site and Fitna together with fellow radical feminists took over this website, kicked off the male administrator and installed a human rights website dedicated to women's...

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Redefining 'Pimp'

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2013 | (13:06)


Danielle tells me how she came to organise a campaign against the Merriam-Webster dictionary's definition of the word 'pimp': 'I am a survivor of sex trafficking and I used to tell people that they should know what the word means before they use it...

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Pussy Riot at Meltdown

(0) Comments | Posted 20 June 2013 | (12:03)

This past weekend during Yoko Ono's Meltdown festival, I sat down to discuss with Emely Neu her recent curatorial project and text, Let's Start a Pussy Riot (Rough Trade, 2012). Neu shares with me her work with Pussy Riot and talks about the perpetually changing definitions and performances of activism...

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Guerrilla Girls Plant a Bomb

(0) Comments | Posted 19 June 2013 | (08:03)


Formed in 1985 in response to the underrepresentation of women artists in New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Guerrilla Girls offered a performative and political opposition to sexism in the art world. I sat down with two of the founding members of the...

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Feminist Takeover of Bra-Busters

(0) Comments | Posted 14 June 2013 | (10:08)

Recently a radical feminist using the pseudonym Lili Fitna received a message from a man who was running a Facebook pornography page. He told Fitna that he had seen her around and that he liked her ideas. He then told Fitna that he wanted her to help him out with...

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Sou Fujimoto's Earth Cloud

(0) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (23:31)

This year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto. A stunning white metal structure that reaches both horizontally and vertically into space, this year's pavilion expands imperceptibly and delicately outward as eight kilometres of white steel forged into squares modulates layers of density and near-transparency as if...

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The 2012 London Jazz Festival

(0) Comments | Posted 6 November 2012 | (01:07)

This year's London Jazz Festival produced by Serious in association with BBC Radio 3 takes place from Friday 9 to Sunday 18 November with a lineup of artists which rivals in scope and in quality other major international jazz festivals. Featuring Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall and the Kenny Wheeler Big...

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The Serpentine Gallery's Memory Marathon

(1) Comments | Posted 18 October 2012 | (23:24)

For the past seven years, the Serpentine Gallery Marathon series has been an enlightening and thought-provoking contribution to the art world during the Frieze Art Fair Week focussing upon a specific theme (ie. the Map Marathon in 2010, the Poetry Marathon in 2009, etc.).

This year the Serpentine Gallery...

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