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18:30 - 21:30 12 December 2014

Queer Zoo


Grant Museum of Zoology | Rockefeller Building (link Map)
21 University Street | London | WC1E 6JJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

An evening of performances, readings, interventions and provocations by artists and academics on naming and taxonomy.

The starting point for this event is the way in which Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people self-classify and order themselves into types, or are named by others. Queer Zoo will pay attention to the history and current influence of such labels. Through the frame of 'queer animality' and taxonomy, it will also stimulate broader thinking and discussion around the history and the development of categories of sexual orientation and gender identity/roles—‘homosexual’, ‘LGBT’, ‘queer’, ‘dissident’ etc.

As the inaugural event of the newly formed LGBTQ Research Network, Queer Zoo also offers a perfect opportunity to discuss and debate a name for the initiative.

To book a space for this event email lgbtq-research@ucl.ac.uk. All welcome.


Dean Veall
+44 (0)20 3108 2052 | lgbtq-research@ucl.ac.uk


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