QUEER CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURE & THE ARTS

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars for a series of conversations to discuss a broad range of LGBTQ+ topics in the humanities, architecture, design, and the arts. QCCA is an on-going collaboration between the Queer Cultural Center, California College of the Arts, and University of California at Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.

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Tina Takemoto and Jacqueline Francis

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Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts: Trans/Queer Animacies
Oct. 23, 2019

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On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Dorothy R. Santos moderates a conversation between micha cárdenas, PhD and Mel Y. Chen at CCA's Timken Auditorium in San Francisco.

On Dispossession

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Queer Cultural Center’s Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design present: Emerging Scholars Program On Dispossession Moderated by Jordan Reznick Thursday, May 9, 2019 7 -9pm San…

On Disposession

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May 9, 2019 Precarious Lives: Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) Panel Discussion with UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Students Moderated by Jordan Resnick LGBT Community Center, 7-8:30pm FREE Event Queer Cultural Center’s…
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Dinh Q. Lê

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Dinh Q. Lê, “Light and Belief: Voices and Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War” March 20, 2019 Artist Dinh Q. Lê will screen the documentary Light and Belief: Voices and Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War (2012, 37 minutes). After the screening, Lê will discuss its production and his co-founding of Sàn Art, a non-profit art space in Ho Chi Minh City.

Sonic Event

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Sonic Event: Sarah Hennies, Kadet Kuhne, and Carla Lucero Moderated by Bob Ostertag February 21, 2019 Sonic Event explores the embodied materiality of sound and the spectrum of sexual difference(s) in the work of three contemporary artists crafting the divergent velocities of sonic experience.

Jack Halberstam

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Jack Halberstam: Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark October 3, 2018 6:30 – 8:30pm In this talk, Jack Halberstam looks towards anarchitectural practices of unmaking as promulgated by the American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) and links the ideas of unbuilding and creative destruction that characterize his work to develop a queer concept of anarchitecture focused upon the trans* body .

Queer Pedagogy

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Queer Pedagogy October 2, 2018 Queer Pedagogy: Anthea Black in Conversation with Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera Moderated by Lexi Adsit

Queer Lights

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Queer Lights: New Projects by CCA Filmmakers Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, 7-8:30 pm “Queer Lights” presents work-in-progress by four award-winning CCA filmmakers: Kim Anno, Robert Epstein, Việt Lê, and Pratibha Parmar, followed by a discussion moderated by Jacqueline Francis

Sara Ahmed

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  Sara Ahmed February 16, 2018 4 - 6 pm 112 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley Campus Join us for a talk with renowned scholar Sara Ahmed, whose work lives at the intersections of feminist, queer, postcolonial, and critical race theory. Queer…

Chitra Ganesh

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Chitra Ganesh in Conversation with Pratibha Parmar October 24, 2017, 7 pm Timken Auditorium, CCA SF Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn and Queens, and is currently based in Brooklyn. She completed her BA in Comparative Literature…

Queer Visual Culture, ESP Spring 2017

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Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and the Emerging Scholars Program present: Queer Visual Culture with Jamee Crusan (CCA), Jennifer Moreno (SFAI), and Jess Dorrance (U.C. Berkeley) moderated by Nicole Archer organized by Rudy…

Picturing the Political

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Picturing the Political: Richard Fung in Conversation with Pratibha Parmar Tues., Jan. 24, 2017, 7 pm Timken Auditorium, CCA SF Richard Fung is Trinidad-born artist, writer, activist, and educator, based in Toronto. His award-winning…

Queer Visual Culture at the GLBT History Museum

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Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and the Emerging Scholars Program presents: Queer Visual Culture at the GLBT History Museum with Julian Wong-Nelson, Elena Gross and Stathis Gerostathopoulos moderated by Sampada Aranke organized…

Queer Technologies

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Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and the Emerging Scholars Program presents: Queer Technologies: A Conversation with Emily Holmes, Anton Stuebner and Dorothy Santos moderated by Nicole Archer organized by Rudy Lemcke April…

Douglas Crimp: Before Pictures

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Douglas Crimp in conversation with Tina Takemoto Tuesday, October 25th, 7pm. Timken Hall, CCA SF. Free Event Douglas Crimp is the rare art critic whose work profoundly influenced a generation of postmodern artists. While his influence…