Mijke van der Drift
Writer, educator, and performer Mijke van der Drift uses ethics as a focal point in multi-disciplinary research about social transformation. Van der Drift teaches at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, has worked internationally on radical transfeminism, for instance at Pembe Hayat Kuirfest, Ankara, 2018; Schwules Museum, Berlin, 2016; and the London Conference on Critical Thought, London, 2015; and is co-editor of Radical Transfeminism Zine (2015–ongoing). Their current project The Logic of Loss in Bonding uses film and philosophy to formulate a counterpoint to managerial theories of accumulation. Their film A way of dying… (2017), co-directed with Alex Reuter, is touring. In addition, van der Drift is currently working on their book Nonnormative Ethics: The Dynamics of Trans Formation. They obtained a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, London. Van der Drift lives and works in Amsterdam and London.