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Queer Commons

Time and progression of society allows us to question traditions and preconceived social constructs that seem natural ways of living. As a childish game, we revisit the places where we grew up and the moments in life that made us realize our own queerness. The house, the room or a piece of furniture remind us of these moments and through performance, we queer these artifacts and aim to celebrate the today and the possibilities for a queerer future.   

 

Queer community has been repressed and persecuted in modern times. It has stayed hidden, private and silent. While hidden, it still existed. The community created spaces where they were able to express themselves and explore their desires. The progression of society has allowed the coming out of the community and their occupation of the city. Gay neighborhoods are thought to be the representation of queer community in the city, however this representation is not inclusive. It only represents the inclusion of queer capital in the market.

What are the commons of this community and how does that relates to space? The research starts questioning the idea of gayborhoods as the universal representation of the community in the city and starts the exploration of what is really common in this community. The research explores three spheres of relation: the affective, the political and the xxxxx. This new framework is tested in Berlin as a new method for queer urban analysis.  

 

Created and directed by Alexander Auris 

Production Manager: Pascal Buyse
 

LINK: Queer Commons - Alexander Auris

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