Archiv für Mai 2012

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TODAY: open lecture – dean spade

26.5. | 10:00 | HU Berlin | Open lecture: Dean Spade: Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law

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TODAY: open lecture – elana dykewomon

25.5. | 10:00 | HU Berlin | Open lecture: Elana Dykewomon: Making a way where no words for the way exist

The lecture will investigate critical writing practices with a feminist focus on dyke_transgressive locations and relationships. It engages the possibilities/problems of language disruption in sexist/racist society and within dyke communities. How can linguistic practices be used, appropriated, re_assigned, re_signified and how can utopian linguistic spaces be created? Elana Dykewomon will examine how theoretical positions work out in practical application and the problems of how current states of destabilization (economic, political, emotional) create difficult climates for radical re_invention.

TODAY: open lecture – trystan cotten

24.5. | 10:00 | HU Berlin | Open lecture: Trystan Cotten: Middle Passages: Race, Space, and Migration in the African Diaspora

In this lecture Trystan Cotten will present preliminary findings from his ethnographic study of trans-identified men in the African Diaspora and engage in intersections of gender (particularly masculinity), race, space, nationalism, movement, and migration. The attempt is to theorize transsectionalities and transgender migrations by using ethnographic data of trans-identified men in the African diaspora whose gender transitions entail a number of different (simultaneous) migrations (gender, geographical, racial, and ethnic) and border-crossings.
Part one of this paper discusses the multiple layers of this shifting reality of transmen in the African Diaspora in the United States. The transitional trajectories of Black and brown bodies transitioning from female to male are confronted with a radically different social, economic, and political reality in the United States than most white trans masculinities, as Black masculinities been stereotyped as hypersexual, violent, and incorrigible menaces to society.

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TODAY: opening of the exhibition

vernissage | wednesday | 23.5. | 18h | galerie funke

*to dyke_trans*

*| dis_visualizing re_locating de_silencing |*

life acts – drinks – talks
dj-set by Sônia Lemos
performances by Nancy Rohde, Oxana Chi, Agnes Lampkin

general opening hours of the exhibition:
thursday 24 may to monday 28 may: 4 pm to 8 pm
tuesday 29th may: 1 pm to 8 pm

welcome!