Right on time for International Womens’ Day 2017, FSE members are starting a European exhibition project about female fan culture – and are calling for you to submit your proposals!
Where there are books or interviews about a football fanbase, women are very rarely the ones telling the story. Likewise, female fans are hardly ever in the center of any legendary fan stories. Much more often, however, the absence of women inside the stands is an issue of both positive and negative comments in football. But is this really reflecting reality?
From March 2017 onwards, FSE members are taking on a unique exhibition project: about 40 people from 14 countries will do research, interviews, take photos, write and curate to tell stories and the story of female fans in Europe. In the end, there should be a touring exhibition with portraits of different women football supporters, their networks, actions as well as female fan clubs and female sections of ultra groups from various regions across the continent. From summer 2018 onwards, the exhibition is due to go on tour in various European countries.
The project is aiming at showing the diversity of female fans inside the stands and tell their stories – about their strong, funny but also the less pleasant moments in football.
If you have any suggestion to make for great female fans or groups of women supporters in football who should be part of the exhibition, please get in touch and write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews can also be anonymized.