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QUEERING THE MAP

July 16 – July 26, 2019


Queering The Map is a community-generated counter-mapping platform for LGBTQ2I+ moments, memories, and histories in relation to physical space. The project collaboratively archives the cartography of queer memory, from park benches to the middle of the ocean — in order to preserve our histories and unfolding realities, which continue to be invalidated, contested, and erased.

At the time of writing, Queering The Map is home to over 72, 000 stories of queer joy, pain, and resistance, in 23 languages, from across the world.

Queering The Map_ON SITE was a public program, developed in collaboration with the Beyond Museum Walls Curatorial Residency program created by the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab, that included a series of workshops, performances, a publication, and an exhibition that translates the virtual world of Queering The Map into a physical location. In an effort to encourage a collaborative, messy, and contradictory curatorial vision, visitors were invited to contribute to and alter the exhibition by interacting with stories from the platform that resonate with them.

The programming topics included; digital self-defense for marginalized communities, counter-cartography through beadwork, mapping desire through movement, exploring love as technology, a drag queen story hour, a latin partner dance class, self-reflection through hip hop, recontextualizing personal histories through affirmative autoethnography, prototyping to materialize possible futurities, and strategies for deepening interspecies kinship.

 


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Queering The Map Workshops
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Drag Queen Story Hour with Barbada
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.
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Queering The Map Catalogue: Ali Adenwala
In Ali Adenwala’s essay, “Fragments of a Shattered Urn: Queering The Map, Stonewall, and the Question of Collective Memory”, he considers the impossibilities of a coherent metanarrative of transnational LGBTQ2IA+ histories.
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Performance by Jose Richard Aviles
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Queering The Map at 4TH SPACE
Queering The Map_ON SITE was a public program, developed in collaboration with the Beyond Museum Walls Curatorial Residency program created by the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab, that included a series of workshops, performances, a publication, and an exhibition that translates the virtual world of Queering The Map into a physical location.
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Performance by Figgy Baby
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Queering The Map Catalogue: Jacob Carter
In Jacob Carter’s essay, “I’m Queer and I Dance and had a lot of Feelings Here: The Archive and History’s Returns in Queering The Map”, he charts the affective experiences of navigating the virtual world of Queering The Map.
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Body Cartography: Mapping Desires
Body Cartography was a workshop that highlighted the intangible heritage of desire. Joints as places of movement possibility are also places of queer sensibility.
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PROGRAMMING

 

 

Tuesday July 16th, 1 - 4 pm: Encrypt Your Nudes

    Workshop hosted by Liane Decary-Chen.

Wednesday July 17th, 1 - 4 pm: Prototyping for Emergent Spaces Part 1: yes, and... also

    Workshop hosted by nènè myriam konaté and Lucas LaRochelle.

Wednesday July 17th, 5 - 7 pm: "Queering The Map: ON_SITE”

    Opening + Meal. Free. No RSVP required.

Thursday July 18th, 1 - 4 pm: Topographies of a Homeplace: Mnemonic Stitching

    Workshop hosted by rudi aker.

Friday July 19th, 1 - 4 pm: Radical Love as Technology

    Workshop hosted by Neema Githere.

Saturday July 20th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm (EN) & 2 - 3 pm (FR): Drag Queen Story Hour with Barbada

    For children 2-6 years old.

Monday July 22nd, 10 am - 1 pm: Body Cartography: Mapping Desires

    Workshop hosted by Jose Richard Aviles.

Monday July 22nd, 2 - 5 pm: Household, Hometown and Classroom

    Workshop hosted by Figgy Baby.

Tuesday July 23rd, 1 - 4 pm: Interspecies Meditations for Hybrid Futures

    Workshop hosted by Jacqueline Beaumont.

Wednesday July 24th, 1 - 4 pm: Prototyping for Emergent Spaces Part 2: materializing futurities

    Workshop hosted by nènè myriam konaté and Lucas LaRochelle.

Thursday July 25th, 12 - 3 pm: Reventon Latin Queer Partner Dance Class

    Workshop hosted by Jose Richard Aviles and Figgy Baby.

Thursday July 25th, 5 - 8 pm: Spectrum: A performance on queerness and freedom

    Performance by Jose Richard Aviles and Figgy Baby + Meal. Free. No RSVP required.

 


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