‘Queer’ Asia 2021

‘Queer’ Asia 2021 is back! Our activities this year include a special E-roundtable, a series of workshops and a festival as part of the ‘Queer’ Asia in Germany events, and a forth-coming special roundtable on Queer Asia as Method and a second COVID-19 Community Support Screening Series later in the year.

Our call for submissions for a closed-roundtable (Zoom, Friday 9 July) is now closed. Please stay tuned for details and the schedule for Queer’ Asia 2021 Special E-Roundtable – ‘Queer’ + Decoloniality in Post-Socialist States (deadline for submissions: 3 May).

Our activities in Germany kick off with a call for participants for Imagining Queer Bandung. This project aims to draw a bridge between a “unity in desire” and LGBTQ+ social activism, decolonial knowledge, and cinematic imagination. How can we imagine alternative approaches in which queer bodies – across Asian, African, and Caribbean contexts – participate in, produce and reclaim these larger discourses for themselves, their communities, and their liberation, as neither national nor sexual objects? Read more here and on our collaboration with bi’bak (Turkish: have a look), a project space based in Berlin, with a focus on transnational narratives, migration, global mobility, and their aesthetic dimensions