We are currently working on organizing Queerfest 2013. As usual we don't have a space or a set date yet, but we will update as soon as possible :-)
If you want to help organize or have like a space or a venue in your pocket, please write to the info mail at queerfestival.org/mail.html!
... or take part of the conflict resolution group, create/plan/organize workshops, be an awesome janitor, help in the kitchen, or anything else, please let us know! :-)
Safer Spaces policy workshop
Welcome to the copenhagen Queer festival 2012. We would love you to come along to the Safer Spaces policy workshop om tuesday at 4. The festival is intended to be a temporary autonomous community in which we can both learn and challenge pre existing ideas of social relationships. The festival is d.i.y. (do it your self) this means all the decisions made during the festival are made by the people coming to the festival. This includes decisions affecting how we make this a safe space for people participating. Because of this we have decided to hold a meeting to discus how to make a safer space that is inclusive but also challenging to social normitivity. We realize that we can not promise a completely safe space, but we can try to build a safer space. At this meeting we will...
- Discus how we can make the festival inclusive to many. Including those who do not have experience with common queer politics and language, but not inclusive of forms of behavior or language that may reproduce oppression and/or normitive structures in society.
- Raise the question of how the festival can deal with obvious behavior and language that perpetuates oppression. Also how to deal with not so obvious behavior and language.
Welcome to cph Queerfestival
With the copenhagen Queerfestival we wish to create a queer space. But what is queer? How do we define it, use it, make it part of our lives? How do you define 'queer' in relation to 'non-queer'? These are just some of the questions we want to work on understanding during the festival. We wish to create a forum where people from all over the world can exchange impressions, viewpoints and ideas. Where we can play, learn, teach, move our boundaries and go places we didn't know existed.
The festival is strictly D.I.Y. meaning that YOU as a participant must take an active part in making the festival successful. A few things have been planned in advance by the organizing group, but otherwise it is up to the participants to decide in unity how they want the festival to proceed. It is expected that everyone help out as much as they can to ensure that the festival will be a fun and enlightening experience for all. Non-profit is another keyword for the festival. We wish to create a space which is not based on money, as we find this is the case in society today. The festival is open to all, whether or not they have money.
Hope to see you in Copenhagen.