Seminars in English World Pride House in Malmö
(Seminars in Swedish - check under Swedish flag)
08:30 - 09:30 Queer and Nerdy spaces – The joy of finding others like you. Room L7 and Digital
Listen to the organization QueerNördarna (The Queer Nerds) hold a panel exploring the similarities of being queer and nerdy. A discussion about the search of identity and connection along with the joy of finding others like you! What are the relationships between shared interests or fandoms with queer identites? And what are the importance of creating safe spaces?
09:00 - 13:00 Prepared workspace - how to create a trans inclusive work environment. Room L3
Prepared workspace - how to create a trans inclusive work environment. In English and Swedish
10:00-11:00 Pearls Before Swine. Room L4 & L5
I knew coming out as trans wouldn't be easy. But nothing could have prepared me for the constant offers of money in exchange for sex. As an artist, my way of dealing with this is by creating art. Join me when I talk about what led up to me creating Pearls Before Swine and what it's like trying to find an identity while being told that your worth is in being someone’s fetish.
In English and Swedish
11:00 - 12:00 Architectural view on LGBT-free zones in Poland. Room L2
In the recent years, the situation of LGBTQAI+ community in Poland has worsened as conservative government is openly encouraging homophobic responses from the public. The lecture will talk about the spatial dimension of discrimination in Poland from a perspective of an Architect / Urban Planner. The concept of queer space and spatial presence of queer community in Poland will be discussed and juxtaposed with creation of anti-queer spaces: LGBT-free zones. The event will be closed with a Q&A session and discussion about the role of architecture in advocating for inclusion and equality.
12:00-13:00 Nordic Flags on the Rainbow Barricades. Room L4 & L5
A EuroPride? A WorldPride? But why not also a Nordic Pride focusing on music, song, films, art, photography, poetry, dance, etc. in the Nordic zone?
13:30-15:30 Ace of Baes – #genuinelyNOfuckstogive. Room L2
"Ace of Baes is a series of video portrayals where twelve asexuals step forward from a position of being marginalized, to raise awareness on a group of queers that face many false assumptions based on stereotypes and prejudice. Asexuals share similar forms of heteronormative oppression as many gay and trans people; Being misdiagnosed and wrongly medicated, victims of corrective rape and misinformed about their queerness being valid, leaving only choices of hiding their true identity or living a life as outcasts. Some of the Ace of Baes featured in the documentary are model Yasmin Benoit (UK), actress Noreen Quadir (US) and the ace activists Sebastian Wolf Mohlin (SWE), Vesper Hill aka QueerAsCat (JAP) and Harris-Hijiri (JAP). Ace of Baes is a movement, a proud community of those that identify within the ace spectrum and who have #genuinlyNOfuckstogive.
Ace of Baes has previously been screened at AMOQA: Athens Museum of Queer Arts, Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival and Athens Pride Week (GRC), Flux Factory in New York for Utopia School (USA), Reykjavík Fringe Fest (ISL) as well as Stockholm Fringe Fest, Malmö Queer Film Festival and Uppsala Pride (SWE).
14:00-15:00 Discrimination and hate crime. Room L7
Lotta Wendel will present her research on incidents in which patients discriminate against health care staff , and Mika Hagerlid will present their research on LGBT-students experiences of hate crime. Following the presentations, we´ll open up for a discussion and question session.
14:00 - 16:00 Queer Revolution in Tarot. Kanalscenen
The tarot can be a powerful tool for self-reflection, but what happens when you can’t recognize yourself in the characters on the cards? We are interested in making the tarot more gender-fluid and opening up the meaning of each card to include people’s diverse experience of life. With Mélissa’s recently published tarot deck as a starting point, we will discuss how for example a card traditionally called The Lovers can speak to a person who does not experience romantic or sexual attraction. After the presentation we will open up for questions and offer three card readings to the event’s guests.
14:30-15:30 Nordic Campaign for LGBT Monuments in the Nordic Zone. Room L4 & L5
Campaign to encourage Nordic cities and towns to follow others all around the world with LGBT monuments honoring persecuted, imprisoned and executed LGBT people over the millenniums and all over the globe.
14:30 - 16:30 Donors we choose: Making race and nation in Queer assisted reproduction with donated gametes. Room L3
17:00 - 18:00 Queering Shakespeare. Room L7 and Digital
Based on research for her doctoral thesis and on her creative practice as director with an amateur theatre company, Mette Hildeman Sjölin presents examples of three different ways of including LGBTQ+ characters and relationships in the worlds of Shakespeare's plays: instances in Shakespeare's text where a character or relationship can be interpreted as LGBTQ+, instances where the re-gendering of a character in performance entails the depiction of a same-sex relationship, and instances where Shakespeare's plays have been adapted by more recent authors in a way that queers characters and relationships. The lecture is complemented by staged readings from the plays.