workshop & training

Queer Research: A Workshop

Date : 16 January 2020
Location: Room 3301 International Programme in Communication Design Chulalongkorn University
By Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) in collaboration with the International Programme in Communication Design (CommDe) of Chulalongkorn University
10.00 - 16.00 hrs.

Brian Curtin

The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) in collaboration with the International Programme in Communication Design (CommDe) of Chulalongkorn University invite participants for a special workshop organized to accompany BACC’s current exhibition Spectrosynthesis II-Exposure of Tolerance: LGBTQ in Southeast Asia. Queer Research: A Workshop introduces key ideas and debates about research methods with queer-themed aims and also surveys recent examples from the field. These include queer readings of art and visual culture; explorations of hidden histories of LGBTQ; and links between LGBTQ politics and other social movements and theories.
Participants are required to brainstorm a research project stemming from your own interests as related to LGBTQ issues. Through guidance and tutorials, this project is then honed to a potential outcome: curatorial work in exhibition-making, text orthe organizing of symposia. The central aim of Queer Research: A Workshop is to approach research in a ‘pure’ way, and open out possibilities for an ultimate outcome. This ensures a strengthening of participants’ interests without the dictates of a particular discipline in advance, which is a particularly queer concern!

Open to young or aspiring curators, writers or researchers. Full details of the day will be provided to all registered participants.
Brian Curtin is an Irish-born lecturer, art writer and curator of contemporary art. He holds a Ph.D. in studio art from the University of Bristol and lectures in the Department of Communication Design at the Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Brian writes on dialogues between contemporary art, Queer theory and studies in visual and material cultures. His essays, reviews, interviews and commentary have been published in Art Journal, Flash Art, Artforum.com, Art Asia Pacific, Art Review Asia, Frieze, The Journal of Curatorial Studies, Parachute, Public Culture and Craft Research, amongst others.

This program is a part of SPECTROSYNTHESIS II - Exposure of Tolerance: LGBTQ in Southeast Asia exhibition educational activities.

**To register, please send an email titled 
“Queer Research Workshop Registration”  to [email protected]
with following details:
  -  Name and surname
  -  Brief self - introduction
  -  Reasons why you are interested in this workshop
  -  Contact Information
**Applicants will receive a confirmation by Friday 10th March 2020.
**List of successful applicants will be announced on BACC’s Facebook page on Monday 13th March 2020.

For more information, please contact
Education Department
Email: [email protected]
Tel. 02 214 6630 ext. 519




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