For full details about the conference, please visit hastac2023.org
Back To Schedule
Thursday, June 8 • 5:00pm - Saturday, June 10 • 7:00pm
Queer City

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

This interactive Twine-based project is conceived as an art-installation that uses narrative storytelling to foreground enclave cultures of LGBTQIA+ communication and activism in urban Bangladesh. The project is conceptualized through the lens of 'Critical Making' both as a field of critical inquiry and a site that mobilizes trajectories of creative social justice engagements and makerspace activism and resistance against institutions of social oppression in the context of South Asia. The project came out of a series of Twine workshops organized in Bangladesh in February, 2022 by the artist, and it focuses on the extreme marginalization and oppression of the LGBTQIA+ community by the heteronormative and cissexist political, legislative, and religious institutions of the Bangladeshi nation-state. The project traces story-telling and documenting techniques by Bengali queer subjects as both queer curation and queer enclave counter-public formation and emphasizes the importance of Twine at the center of such LGBTQIA+ activism. Recalling Anastasia Salter’s theorizing of Twine’s ability to revolutionize and disrupt normative ways of storytelling, and Twine’s orientation towards queer and feminist outlooks, the project foregrounds how Twine as a platform coupled with critical feminist and queer makerspace practices can become a powerful tool against networked cis-sexism and queer-bashing not only in the context of Bangladesh, but also more globally. Elements of the project can be found here - https://mohammedrashid.net/socially-engaged-art-and-critical-making-projects/queercity. The final version of the installation will include interactive Twine storytelling sequences that will invite participants into the world of enclave queer cultures and makerspace activisms of Bangladesh.


Mohammed Rashid

The University of Texas at Dallas

Thursday June 8, 2023 5:00pm - Saturday June 10, 2023 7:00pm EDT
Steuben Gallery