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Queer heritage and its contradictions

HDK Café

Presentations followed by roundtable discussion on queer space/heritage activism which gathers perspectives, provocations and vignettes on LGBTQ+ night-time spaces, past, present and future, with a focus on the different tactics being used to queer night-space, asking questions such as:

– What policies are in place to protect queer spaces and built heritage and how did they come about/how well do they work?
– Which spaces and LGBTQ+ groups are best protected and which, if any, are overlooked?
– What kinds of evidence are available to understand the heritage of queers spaces, past and present?
– How do shifts in identity categories that reflect expressions of minority sexuality and gender affect heritage classification and engagements with heritage?
Ben Campkin and Laura Marshall (UCL), LGBTQ+ Nightlife and activism in London, Tom Cubbin (HDK), Tom of Finland, heritage brands and material culture, Angelica Löwdin (City of Gothenburg) LGBT Council + more guest (TBC)
Followed by a reception to mark the Gothenburg launch of Urban Pamphleteer #7 LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces: Past, Present, Future (

Supported by Curating the City / Centre for Critical Heritage Studies


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