Talk Past event Saturday, 20 November 2021

How Queer Everything Is To-day: Talks

Join Dr Kiera Vaclavik, Curator Alice Power, Queer Bruk founder Akeil Onwukwe-Adamson, and Quiplash for insightful talks about queer communities and identity.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Join Dr Kiera Vaclavik, curator Alice Power, Queer Bruk founder Akeil Onwukwe-Adamson, and Quiplash for insightful talks about queer communities and identity.

Programme:

‘Alice is a Boy’ with Dr Kiera Vaclavik
11.30 - 12.00
This talk explores the instability about identity at the heart of the Alice books and shows how ‘gender blind’ casting of the central role was for many years a feature of theatrical adaptations.

Finding queer communities through digital rabbit holes with Alice Power
13.30 - 14.00
Many journalists have put the blame of the closure of LGBTQ venues on social media and dating apps. Assistant Curator of Architecture and Urbanism, Alice Power, however contends that from its inception the internet has been a vital tool community building for marginalised groups.

Making LGBTQ intersectional Wonderlands with Queer Bruk and Quiplash
14.15 - 15.00
This panel highlights two organisations striving to cultivate intersectional queer spaces to counter the mainstream gay scene.

These talks are limited capacity, first come first served.

Part of Being Human Festival
In partnership with Queen Mary, University of London

Background image: Description: Photo of Al (left) and Amelia (right) of Quiplash. Al is a round white human with fantastically curly brown hair wearing silver rimmed glasses and an excellent denim jacket with a nonbinary flag pin on the collar. Amelia is a slim white human with buzzed brown hair wearing very long colourful earrings and with a trans flag wrapped around their shoulders like a superhero cape. Both have sparkly blue, white and pink make up on. Al has their arm casually around Amelia’s shoulders and Amelia smiles at the camera.