Queer Use

Free Public Lecture

Queer Use

Public Lecture Theatre
Arts West

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T: 9035 5092

brittany.wilkins@unimelb.edu.au

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This lecture from independent feminist scholar and writer Sara Ahmed explores the queerness of use as well as uses of queer. It begins with a reflection on the gap between the intended function of an object and how an object is used as a gap with a queer potential. The lecture does not simply affirm that potential, but offers an account of how institutional worlds are built to enable some uses (and users) more than others. To bring out the queerness of use thus requires a world-dismantling effort. The lecture reflects on how dismantling is framed as damage and considers the relationship between the creativity of queer use, violence and survival.

Presented by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Presenter

  •  Sara Ahmed