TQU is excited to announce that from 2018 on we will be hosting a monthly event at the lovely FAQ Infoladen in Berlin. TQU-Tresen will be held every last weekend of the month and aims to highlight queer voices from Berlin and beyond. We’re here to foster exchange about topics that matter to us. 

We want to look into different approaches towards queerness, how people use it in their art or political debate, what it means in different cultural contexts and where it needs to be criticised.

Like in our call for submissions we want to center our events in 2019 around the topics of Shifting Traditions. 

Shifting Traditions

You do not live in the same environment that you were born into. Your surroundings have changed, your body has changed, the way you are perceived, the way you are treated, the way you perceive and treat yourself is subject to constant change.Whether you’ve stayed in the same place, but the political system, and family relations, or the climate changed around you, or whether you live with the memory of a place or situation you have left a long time ago or just yesterday – there are certain aspects of past and present within you or shared with the people around you that come together in harmony, struggle, or somehow don’t come together at all. They are traditions in transition.

WE WANT TO EXPLORE MOMENTS AND PLACES WHERE THESE SHIFTS IN TRADITIONS TAKE PLACE AND HOW WE DEAL WITH THEM. WE’RE ASKING QUESTIONS LIKE:

How and why do you hold on to certain traditions and cultural aspects and disregard others? What is dear to you and why?
How do you re-appropriate, mix- and match?
(How) do you experience power structures affecting this?
Are there certain topics or rituals that you feel you can’t question at all?
Are there certain things that are not there anymore but you wish would come back?

TQU WANTS TO HIGHLIGHT VOICES THAT ARE AND HAVE OFTEN BEEN SILENCED. YOU’RE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

Upcoming events:

26.04.2019Short Film Night – Inbetween
31.05.2019TBA
28.06.2019TBA
19.07.2019Short Film Night – Art
30.08.2019TBA
27.09.2019Short Film Night – Home
25.10.2019TBA
29.11.2019TBA
27.12.2019Short Film Night – Inbetween II

Past events:

29.03.2019Karaoke Night
22.02.2019Short Film Night
25.01.2019BAR NIGHT
28.12.2018STORIES, POETRY & SONGS ABOUT CHANGE
30.11.2018SHORT FILM NIGHT
29.09.2018RORSCHACH BRUISES & FRIENDS
31.08.2018RURRU MIPANOCHIA

If you’d like to work with us or to sponsor one of the events, please write to us!

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