21st October 2016: Clash or Coalition? Queer Korean Activism and Academic Research at SOAS, University of London (5:15 Pm – 8:00 Pm) Brunei Gallery.
The concept for this event is to allow both activist and academic researchers (as well as individuals actively engaging in both) to meet and initially present their work. Invitees will then discuss as a roundtable the conflicts, positive developments, and questions that arise when activism and academia meet ‘queer’ in the Korean context. It will also seek to address how activism and academia deal with ‘queer’ and its origins in the English language, the west, as well as queer theory’s western foundations. The audience will then be invited to ask questions and contribute to this dialogue.