confirmed speakers for queer timɘs school 23 -27 July 2018

timetable finalWe are excited to reveal the people who have agreed to present at queer timɘs school next week. With over 20 speakers it is a unique school and includes Alice Andrews (Glasgow Women’s Library Lesbian Archive), Graeme Lea-Ross (LGBT Youth Scotland) Gerrie and Susan Douglas Scott (Humanist Fellowship of Scotland), Tom Lusk (formerly Gay Men’s Health and Scottish Aids Monitor), James Morton (Scottish Transgender Alliance), Fiona Hayes and Laura Bauld (Glasgow Museums), Patrick Harvie MSP, Sue John and Dr Adele Patrick (Glasgow Women’s Library),Adam Benmakhlouf (Transmission Committee)and Steven Thomson (Outspoken Arts! formerly Glasgay!) and so many more.

TIMETABLE PDF HERE timetable qts

There is an exciting mix of personal testimonies and key events from organisational heritages over the week. thank you to those who have registered as core participants and signed up for some of the assemblies. There are still a couple of places so please register through eventbrite and we will be in touch to confirm.

queer timɘs school has been commissioned by GoMA from queer, socially-engaged artist Jason E. Bowman, Senior Lecturer at the Valand Academy of Art (University of Gothenburg).  It has receieved support through a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant to respond to the complex coalescence of a number of significant LGBT+ anniversaries in 2018: the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Section 28, and the end of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales (1967) – which also paradoxically marks the beginning of the 13 year wait for Scotland to partially decriminalise homosexuality, in 1980.

This project provides a platform for an aspect of your research to be shared publicly with citizens. Alongside the work of researchers, the aim is for LGBTPQI people – and their allies – to share in history-making through chronicling some of the complex histories, controversies, breakthroughs and experiences that have shaped queer life in Scotland over the past 50 years, since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales (1967) until now.

In a series of rolling, hour-long assemblies, citizen-participants and researchers will present and discuss key examples from diverse histories of the past 50 years particularly relating to: education housing, employment, law and health; but also taking account of LGBTPQI+A people themselves as organisers, campaigners, protesters, shape-shifters, change-makers and community-builders.

Following the assembles, which will be documented, a core group of 12-15 people will deliberate on findings that will be rendered into a series of prints which will enter the collection of Glasgow Museums and be exhibited from 1 December 2018-10 March 2019 with an anticipated spectatorship of around 20,000 people. A second set of prints will be made available to be loaned annually by secondary schools throughout Glasgow.

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