Archive of Queer

All Dressed Up by Chase Joynt

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

economy [ɪˈkɒnəmɪ] n pl –mies 1. careful management of resources to avoid unnecessary expenditure or waste; thrift If I were to substitute “resources” with “feelings”, this would be an excellent one-sentence explanation as to why I go to therapy. This definition is also thematically applicable to how I feel about…

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In The Family: The Queer Rolodex

on February 14th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, DIY Production, Mapping by | 1 Comment

About a month ago, one of my closest friends had a pretty major health scare. Being the good West Coast queer I am, one of the first things I did was call a friend and ask her to whip up a batch of her herbal Trauma Tea to tamper the…

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Queers Generate Value by…

on February 14th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 1 Comment

When I was asked to blog about queer economy, my first reaction was “maybe they asked the wrong person by mistake. I don’t know even know what queer economy means?” Before I moved to San Francisco in 2010, I had never used the word queer to define myself, and had…

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Queer Economy – by Keith Hennessy

on February 14th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, DIY Production, Mapping by | 2 Comments

How do YOU relate to “economy? I don’t relate to economy. I am made and unmade by economy. It’s been pointed out by several political philosophers and poets that our language and beliefs and perception are almost totally occupied by value, debt, exchange, deal, theft, tax, gamble, boss, worker, and…

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Blog Salon #2 Trade Secrets by Kirk Read

on February 13th, 2012 in Blog Salon, Mapping by | 2 Comments

Because we live in a microculture of self-identification, I will do that.I grew up middle class in a southern military family where money was not a painful thing. My parents had some struggle early in my life when a bunch of my siblings were in college at the same time….

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LUNCH BREAK by Jai Arun Ravine

on February 13th, 2012 in Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 2 Comments

It is 3:41 PM Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, February 1. I would like to borrow Pamela Lu’s strategic approach to a piece written for the Poetic Labor Project  in 2010. (Read the transcript here.) Lu used an hour on her lunch break to write about the labor and work…

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Blog Salon #2 Divining Difference: by Annie Danger

on February 13th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 2 Comments

At first blush, queer economy brings me visions of nothing but trouble. SF Party Queers shirking the lifestyle possibilities of a politicized, radical notion of queerness for the fearsome economies of social capital. We trade in looks and glares. Our rat race hustles from club to club, deals are made…

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BLOG SALON #2: On Queer Economies – FEB 13th through Feb 17th, 2012

on February 13th, 2012 in Blog Salon, DIY Production, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

About Release Dates About Instigated by Jesse Hewit and Ernesto Sopprani, this virtual salon gathers some of SF’s best queer contermporary art makers.  Prompted with a question we all grapple with every day, art makers share with us how do they make “it” happen.  We look at what tactics, currencies,…

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BLOG SALON No 1: ON MAPPING OUR WORLD

on June 10th, 2011 in Blog Salon, Blogroll by | 2 Comments

he subject of the first Salon is QUEER – queer performance, queer tactics, queer approaches, queer identity.  How has this once pejorative adjective, transformed itself into many different meanings?, how do we use something that has yet to find its own definition? how does it use us?   This blog has a multi-functional intention: to contextualize Queer and, by process of listing local contexts, to expand on what community is for us. Who is currently adding to the conversation? What is shaping it in the here now?

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Michelle Tea – NOT STRAIGHT

on June 10th, 2011 in Blog Salon by | 1 Comment

  I read the book Angry Women in 1991 or something and was filled with panic – What am I doing trying to go to college, I’ve got to get out of here and start my life! And I did. Poetry open mics and zines, both at the same time,…

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