If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
Taking pedagogical practices as a crucial site where bodies and technologies converge, Devika Chotoe has invited three guests to share their insight on what it means to queer pedagogy and vice versa: how to feature queerness as topic of pedagogy. Together they will touch upon the different initiatives Sorab Roustayar, Feargal Agard and Elioa Steffen initiated to foster queer teaching and knowledge creation, ranging from archival and performative practises to organising kink workshops and play parties.
‘‘...we are queering the word ‘‘education’’, queering who is doing the teaching and who is doing the learning, queering ‘‘school’’ as we build ecoversities out of our homes and on the land, queering our bodies as we relate differently with ourselves and heal from the too small boxes they tried to fit us in, queering society as we build collective knowledges together outside of colonial institutions’’ (Kate Morales).
Guests: Sorab Roustayar, activist and founder of Fite Qlub; Feargal Agard, archivist IHLIA LGBTI Heritage and founder of Humans of Film Festival; Elioa Steffen, creative consultant, writer and performer.
Host: Devika Chotoe, performance artist, writer and community builder, and currently research fellow at If I Can’t Dance.
This radio programme is part of the Radio Emma series by If I Can't Dance, and unpacks key terms from their research into Bodies and Technologies (the field of inquiry during 2022-23) with invited local guests from various disciplines and practices.
You're welcome to join the broadcast live at If I Can't Dance in Amsterdam, Westerdok 606-608. Please arrive no later than 12.30, there's a free meal included.