About the Organizers

We, as a collective, understand this event as an anti-conference-gathering; in a sense an intervention into the white cis-gender male dominated space of West-European academia.

We do not seek to find universal concepts and ideas, but discuss pluriversal approaches to complicated and yet simple interconnections of queerness, solidarity, space and power. Being simultaneously similar and different, privileged and disadvantaged, illegally illegitimate and lawfully legit, included, rejected, hated, tolerated, celebrated, despised, praised- queer, kvir, kwir,квiр, квир?

We want to empower “ourselves” and “others” in a collective attempt to rethink and reframe queer knowledge production in/from/about post-soviet/post-socialist/post-colonial spaces within a respectful dissensus framework.