Institute for Queer Theory
The Institute for Queer Theory (iQt) is a research institute in Berlin that organizes forums for theory formation, international exchange and a wide range of public events relating to gender and sexuality politics. The institute was founded in Hamburg in 2006 by the philosopher and queer theorist Antke Engel . Since 2011 it has been run by the non-profit association Gender / Queer e. V. operated.
Goals and content
The institute deals with the criticism and change of rigid bisexual and normative heterosexual gender relations. Beyond the focus on gender and sexuality , it aims to strengthen non-hierarchical forms of social difference. The main focus of research and theoretical discussion is in the areas of neoliberalism, queer-of-color criticism of racism and forms of violence. The work of the iQt is characterized by combining research and theory building with experimental formats of communication and thereby bringing together academic, activist and artistic-cultural approaches.
The most important partner institutions of the iQt include the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, District Art and Culture Promotion and Bildwechsel - umbrella organization for women, media, culture, Hamburg.
The Institute for Queer Theory is committed to the principles of good scientific practice and follows the relevant guidelines of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Under the motto "Embracing the Ridiculous", the 10th anniversary of the iQt was celebrated on June 24, 2016 in Ballhaus Berlin . To mark the occasion, the brochure Lust an Complexity and Confusion / Pleasure in Complexity and Confusion was published, which, in addition to the profile of the institute, also contains an archive of all the events organized up to that point. The DFG- funded symposium “Exodus, Constitution, and Queer Politics of Laughter” with Judith Butler , Christina von Braun u. a. instead of.
The Bossing Images series . The power of images, queer art and politics began as a series of the New Society for Fine Arts (NGBK), was later u. a. invited by iaspis Stockholm and the Art Affects Festival in Freiburg / Breisgau and has its own Bossing Images blog. Lecture series in cooperation with the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry were: The Subtle Racialization of Sexuality: Queer Theory, the Aftermath of Colonial History, and the Late Modern State with the speakers Sara Ahmed , Antonia Chao, Cathy Cohen, Drucilla Cornell , Fatima El -Tayeb , Jasbir Puar ; Desire's Multiplicity and Serendipity with Jafari S. Allen, Leo Bersani , Jelisaveta Blagojević, Serena Dankwa , Teresa de Lauretis , David Halperin , Dagmar Herzog and Shaka McGlotten.
The international conference: Desiring Just Economies - Just was also a collaboration with the ICI Berlin and the Frankfurt Research Center for Postcolonial Studies (Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders , Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main ) and the SFB Cultures of the Performative ( Freie Universität Berlin ) Economies of Desire . The conference inspired the anthology Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy .
“What are queer conflict cultures? Caring for Conflict ”has been the main research focus of iQt since 2017, together with District Art and Culture, as well as the KLIRRRRR festival of queer conflict cultures (funded by the Berlin Project Fund for Cultural Education and Aktion Mensch ). With the Don't Panic! There are alternatives to moralizing and polarizing , the iQt, together with the Schwules Museum , got involved in the debate about basic understandings of queer theory and politics, censorship allegations and the formation of alliances in December 2017 .
- Dhawan, Nikita / Engel, Antke / Holzhey, Christoph / Woltersdorff, Volker (eds.) (2015): Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy, London: Routledge ISBN 978-1-138-24182-4
- Engel, Antke (2017): Conflicting Complexity - Conflict as an Impulse for Political Change, in: Bargetz, Brigitte / Kreisky, Eva (Ed.): Endurance struggles: Feminist diagnoses and strategies, Frankfurt / Main: Campus: 251–261 ISBN 978-3 -593-50804-7
- Engel, Antke / Govrin, Jule Jakob / Redecker, Eva von (Eds.) (2016): Lust an Complexity and Irritation / Pleasures of Complexity and Confusion. 10 years Institute for Queer Theory , Berlin: Gender / Queer e. V., ISBN 978-3-00-053141-5
- Engel, Antke (2013): Desire for Complexity. Equality, Anti-Discrimination and the Queerversity Strategy, in: Feminist Studies (1): 39–45
- NGBK (Eds., Editors: Jess Dorrance and Antke Engel) (2012): Bossing Images. Power of Images, Queer Art, and Politics / The Power of Images, Queer Art, and Politics , Berlin: NGBK ISBN 978-3-938515-45-7
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- ICI Berlin cooperation partner
- Engel, Antke / Govrin, Jule Jakob / Redecker, Eva from: Lust an Complexity and Irritation / Pleasures of Complexity and Confusion. 10 years Institute for Queer Theory . Ed .: Gender / Queer e. V. Institute for Queer Theory, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-00-053141-5 .
- Dorrance, Jess / Engel, Antke: Bossing Images. Power of Images, Queer Art, and Politics . Ed .: NGBK. NGBK, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-00-053141-5 .
- Dhawan, Nikita / Engel, Antke / Holzhey, Christoph / Woltersdorff, Volker (eds.): Global Justice and Desire: Queering Economy . Routledge, London 2015, ISBN 978-1-138-24182-4 .
- Queer cultures of conflict | queer institute. Retrieved on July 4, 2018 (German).
- Engel, Antke: Complexity in conflict - conflict as an impulse for political change . Ed .: Bargetz, Brigitte / Kreisky, Eva. Campus, Frankfurt / M. 2017, ISBN 978-3-593-50804-7 , pp. 251-261 .
- Paula Lochte: Forming Queer Alliances - But how? In: Victory Column. The queer online magazine from Berlin. December 3, 2017, accessed July 11, 2018 .