TQU BRINGS TOGETHER DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF QUEERNESS AND MODES OF QUEERING AND QUESTIONING HETERONORMATIVITY THROUGH ART, STORIES, FILMS AND MORE.
We have a series of past and present projects that we will briefly introduce here. You are invited to participate in all current projects.
A place where you can be you. On your own terms. Non-commercial and free. You’re welcome to make a donation to support TQU.
For artists, film makers, writers, photographers, cooks and any other person that knows how to do something and would like to offer their knowledge and skills to share with others.
For people working in media who can offer their voice and access to highlight others.
For publications, conferences, festivals, competitions that have open calls for submissions.
For spaces and venues that can host events.
For organizers and makers who want more people to learn about their projects.
HOW DO YOU VIEW THE WORLD?
TQU’s photo competitions: Every month a different topic, chosen by a different judge.
HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED STREET HARASSMENT?
DO YOU DREAD THE WARMER TIMES OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE PEOPLE COMMENT ON YOUR BODY ALL THE TIME?WHAT ARE THE SITUATIONS THAT YOU FIND MOST ANNOYING?
DO YOU SOMETIMES WANT TO INTERVENE IN SITUATIONS THAT YOU FIND YOURSELF IN, BUT CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS/ DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO?
It can be hard to find a verbal comeback to catcalling or other forms of street harassment. Handing someone a card can be a good way to intervene, to break up the situation and slightly confuse the aggressor; you regain power, without having to stick around and give an explanation.
In 2014 Lindsey published her version of printable cards against harassment, which address different forms of street harassment. A lovely group of people from Brooklyn also came up with a catcalling citation card.
And did you see Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s wonderful Stop Telling Women To Smile posters? Some people might not want to hand out cards but would like to go out and do some wheat pasting or just hang up a poster in a space that they frequent.
Now we would like to see what your answer to street harassment looks like!SEND US YOUR CARD AGAINST (SEXUAL) HARASSMENT.AND/OR FIND CARDS TO PRINT HERE ON TQU. Learn more.
STORYTELLING IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST ACCESSIBLE TOOLS USED TO SHARE CULTURE AND EXPERIENCES OVER GENERATIONS.
But telling our own stories, and sharing our own experiences in our own words, is also a means of empowerment and self-affirmation – especially when our voices have been marginalized for as long as we can remember.
OUR_STORY aims to gather queer narratives from all around the world, seeing that freedom of expression for people that don’t conform to the majority’s gender norms is still relatively or completely absent in some parts of our planet and underrepresented everywhere. Learn more.
Faces Of Pride
Faces Of Pride is a zine that you can download and interviews with a lot of extraordinary people making the most amazing things happen. I cried many times reading their wise and kind words, and feel humbled that they answered my questions.
It’s a zine and lots of messages full of hope, full of love and strength, full of power and the will to make a difference. Learn more.
Rurru Mipanochia’s drawings, sweet and colorful at first glance, reveal insights into the pre-colonial landscape of gender in Mexico. Duo Tim and Candra cope with the varying obstacles and desires of a cis and a trans woman in Indonesia in their almost eerie three-color photos. Ihar Paulau’s work ‘Flower Scars’ relates the human body to patterns found in nature, displaying a cultivated sense of intimacy and vulnerability. In his comics, Umba from St. Petersburg depicts amusing scenes from the everyday life of a trans man. Giegold & Weiß from Berlin use their installation ‘Lachanschlag’ to laugh at the tireless discrimination in institutions, government and otherwise.
#TheGalleryProject are 47 artists from 27 different countries presented online and in 5 different offline exhibitions. Learn more.