Queer Space Beyond the Anglosphere
An online discussion around
QUEER – LANGUAGE – SPACE
the interactions and intersections between these three topics
Thursday 16th Nov. 2023
11am EST, 1pm Argentina, 4pm IGMT, 5pm CET
“this is the oppressor's language / yet I need it to talk to you”
Rich, Adrienne: poem “The Burning of Paper Instead of Children” (1989) in hooks, bell, “Teaching New Worlds/New Words” in Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, New York, Routledge, 1994.
“Queerness is not yet here; thus, we must always be future-bound in our desires and designs. The future is a spatial and temporal destination.”
José Esteban Muñoz
Muñoz, José Esteban, Cruising Utopia. The Then and There of Queer Futurity, New York University Press, New York, London, 2009
Francisco Fernández Romero (he/him) holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Buenos Aires. As a postdoctoral fellow at CONICET (Argentina), he researches the everyday spatial experiences of people who are trans and/or disabled, aiming to understand the role of (in)visibility in accessing rights. He is also a fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies.
Oisín O'Reilly (he/him) is the CEO of Outhouse LGBTQ+ Centre, with 20+ years of experience in social justice campaigns, fundraising, and nonprofit leadership. He has served on boards for organisations like the International LGBTQ+ Youth and Student Organisation and is a dedicated advocate for LGBTQ+ equity and human rights in Ireland.
Niloofar Rasooli (she/her) is a queer feminist activist, writer, and journalist from Iran. At the moment, she holds a doctorate fellowship at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, gta, ETH Zürich, where she writes her dissertation on queer feminist historiography of the built environment in Iran. Niloofar’s writings have been featured in trans magazine, Woz, 1.Mai Committee Pamphlet, Koubeh, Etemad, Kargadan, Abadi, Kohl Journal (forthcoming), among others.
Dr Phevos Kallitsis (he/him) is an architect (National Technical University of Athens) and Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. He teaches architecture and interior design. His research focuses on cinematic representation and urban spaces. His publications have explored horror films and the notion of safety in the city, gendered and queer approaches on urban space and the meaning of home for people with dementia. He has worked as an architect, cinema critic and set designer for theatre productions and TV.
Pepe Sánchez-Molero (they/he) is currently pursuing a PhD researching spatial productions by/for queer migrant communities. As a spatial researcher and designer, they collaborate internationally with grass-root associations, design studios, museums and universities, in the fields of architectural/urban planning, exhibition design, curatorial work and activism. Their overall research interests are the production and accessibility of public space, and the social construction of space by communities, specifically the queering of space.