Based on these observations one could doubt the laws and manners of these early men, since the most enlightened have not been able to agree on the subject. I, ignorant as I am, wish to attempt to go astray as others have. And who knows whether or not I will come across the truth?
Olympe de Gouges, Lettre au peuple, 1788-1789

Feminism, with its great diversity, is offered in multiple forms – there is not just one feminist path. Since the late seventeenth century, the question of the rights, citizenship, and emancipation of women has been posed through political, social, and anticolonial struggles. If this biennial wants to overcome its singular relationship to the history of artand to use the concept of feminist democracy to update the interpretation of the discipline, it therefore needs to question the new practices of equitable citizenry, the role of women in the creation of cities and territories, while taking into account the specific history of Vierzonnaises. Indeed, considering their social existence, their role in the public sphere, through education, the economy, sociability, and labour, and concerning ourselves with their role as “collective agents” is of the utmost pertinence.