Feminist Pest Control is a social practice art project that includes workshops, performances, and interventions created and/or curated by Lindsay Garcia.
- Pests are any human or nonhuman animals considered out of place or at the margins of normativity and cuteness.
- Humans who live with pest animals share the identity of the pest animals.
- Humans and pest animals have co-evolved since the beginning of humankind.
- Pests are unevenly distributed across race, class, gender, ability, and sexuality lines.
- Changing our relationships to pests, physically and discursively, can aid in healing oppressions shared by human and nonhuman pests.
- The standpoints of pests must be considered when decisions are being made about the control of pests.
- Pest animals find humans to be more destructive than the other way around.
- Not all pests need to be killed or controlled.
- Pests are made up of matter.
- All matter, organic and inorganic, exists within a matrix of other matter.
- Pests are things.
- Pests are intelligent.
- Pests are not to be feared.
- Pests are also struggling to survive in the globalized capital economy against industries created purely for their demise.
- Pests deserve joy.
- Pests are an untapped resource for holistic health.
- Pests are not for medical experimentation to serve humans.
- Art about and/or co-created with pests deconstructs animal hierarchies.