The Queer City: How to Design More Inclusive Public Space

In the con­text of ris­ing pat­terns of hate crime, the idea of “queer­ing” pub­lic space might offer a solu­tion. Through inter­views with over 120 aca­d­e­mics, design­ers, activists and oth­er respon­dents, Cat­ter­all and Azzouz have stud­ied how con­sid­er­ing the design and plan­ning needs of LGBTQ+ peo­ple might make the pub­lic realm more inclusive.

The World Must End: Affect Theory and Diaspora

After years of fem­i­nist the­o­ry in which I reap­praised the ways in which fem­i­nin­i­ty and women’s bod­ies were made and bro­ken by exter­nal forces, scat­tered into a thou­sand-piece puz­zle and inad­e­quate­ly glued back togeth­er, I found inter­est in a sim­i­lar issue with regard to the African-Amer­i­can dias­po­ra. Even­tu­al­ly, in alle­vi­at­ing clar­i­ty, there is a desire for the world to end, to fash­ion it anew—and irre­spec­tive of how it will be com­posed, the beau­ty of anni­hi­lat­ed worlds will burn in it bright­ly and confidently. 

Rape Myths 101: Wo sind die Täter und seit wann?

Inte­graler Bestandteil der soge­nan­nten “rape cul­ture” sind die “rape myths”, also ein­er bes­timmten Logik fol­gen­den Erzähl- sowie Darstel­lungs­for­men von Verge­wal­ti­gun­gen und sex­u­al­isierten For­men von Gewalt gegen Frauen. Wir sprechen für diesen Text eine Trig­ger­war­nung aus. 

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