Projects

Polity of Literature

The Zines of TerezĂ­n

Matthew Stadler, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

The sixth piece in our Polity of Literature series: TerezĂ­n was a purpose-built ghetto the Nazis used as a smokescreen for genocide. 33,000 Jews died there and another 88,000 were sent on to the death camps. More than 7,000 of them were children, many of whom lived apart from their...

The American Prison Writing Archive

Duygu Erbil, Utrecht, the Netherlands 

The fifth piece in our Polity of Literature series: In prison, writing takes on new forms and new urgencies. Prisoners who never wrote before, or wrote very little, produce new work in innovative ways, writing their ways around the limits and prohibitions that prisons impose. Duygu Erbil, a scholar in...

“Reading 1984 [in prison] was a big mistake…”

Marta Bausells, London, UK 

The fourth piece in our Polity of Literature series: Prisons in most nations have libraries, though that service has radically changed in the last five years as budgets are cut and states shift to eBook readers (where contents can be changed or deleted and the reader’s activity can be monitored)....

Biz. Alive at the Gezi Park trial.

Simon(e) van Saarloos, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Ken Krimstein, Chicago, United States 

The third piece in our Polity of Literature series: At the Gezi Park trials in Turkey, sixteen people are charged with “threatening to overthrow the state” for actions they took in 2013, protesting the proposed closing of Gezi Park, a unique public green space in the heart of Istanbul. They...

Queer City

Amizade como ativismo / Friendship as Activism

Ajamu, London, United Kingdom 
Cláudio Bueno, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
FĂ©lix Pimenta, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
Flip Couto, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
JoĂŁo Simões, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 

This piece opens with excerpts from Ajamu’s journal, talking about his process as an ArtsEverywhere artist in residence working with Black queer communities in New York, SĂŁo Paulo and Toronto. It then continues with Ajamu in conversation with Cláudio Bueno, Flip Couto, FĂ©lix Pimenta, and JoĂŁo Simões. New York, August 2017 1.1 Not...

Cruising Quito: Notes on Grindr, Queer Codes, and Post-AIDS

Felipe Rivas San MartĂ­n, Valencia, Spain 

Cruising Quito was a project that I developed in the framework of Queer City Quito, from June 28 to July 8, 2017. The project included a residency at No Lugar, along with an experiential research and reflection on the different spaces and technologies of gay cruising in the city of...

SOY PAISAJE (I AM LANDSCAPE)

Eduardo Carrera, Quito, Ecuador 

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not even worth glancing at. – Oscar Wilde[1]Since 2013, artists and activists have been invited to participate in an arts showcase as part of the cultural activities during the LGBTIQ+ Pride month in Quito, Ecuador. Last year, the show was...

Cidade Queer // Queer City

Danila Bustamante, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 

Bodies that listen, dance, resist, manifest and become visible in our contemporary city. Bodies that dance the sounds of funk music, rap, samba, voguing, waacking, among other sonic styles of contestation, resistance and struggle. Through talks, dinners, experiences and exchanges, a city seeks to discuss how we live, work, share...

Free Home University

What We Are Learning: Responses to Pedagogy, Otherwise

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 
Jesal Kapadia, New York City, United States / Bombay, India 
Chris Jones, London, United Kingdom 
Sarah Amsler, Nottingham, United Kingdom 
Gerardo LĂłpez-Amaro, San Francisco, United States 
Manish Jain, Udaipur, India 
Kelly Teamey, Battleboro, United States 
Udi Mandel, Battleboro, United States 

Radical Pedagogies as Living Experiments and Messy Affairs

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 
Manish Jain, Udaipur, India 

Learning Hope and Assembling sKin

Sarah Amsler, Nottingham, United Kingdom 

This is a response to eight works in Pedagogy, Otherwise, which I feel connected to through friendships and encounters in two transnational collectives of radical learners and educators – the Ecoversities Network[1] and Gesturing towards Decolonial Futures.[2] The pieces are:...

We ALL Hurt

Crystal Smith, Salish Territory 

In the Autumn of 2016, Musagetes collaborated with Alessandra Pomarico and a number of community partners in Vancouver to host Italian actor, director, and teacher Ippolito Chiarello at Simon Fraser University’s theatre school. Ippolito’s experience with what he calls “homeless...