Copenhagen queerfestival 20-26 july 2015

Update: Change of location

Monday we wil be in Kapelvej 44.

Tuesday to Friday, due to a construction project at Kapelvej 44, we will be at STØBERIET (Blågårds Plads 3) from 9:00 to 16:00. After 16:00 and all weekend, we will be at Kapelvej 44.

In real DIT/DIY spirit, the queer festival needs extra bikes to lightly fix up, or other forms of transport for loan during the festival (you will get things back). Bring things if you can, so our out-of-town visitors have ways to get around Copenhagen while they are here.

All that remains is for you all to have one more good nights sleep, and we welcome you to the Queer Festival 2015 for a week of workshops and fun.

Added 20.07.2015 10:46

Copenhagen Queer Festival
20 - 26 July 2015

Welcome to Copenhagen Queer Festival 2015.

We think of QUEER as:

Questioning norms within society, including our own communities. Not just another identity, but a way of thinking (and performing) that constantly questions norms, power and hierarchies.

Reflecting on power structures and privileges. Privileges are everywhere. Mind yours! To be able to break norms is also a privilege. Consider how much space you take and how you give space to others.

Fighting oppressing structures and mechanisms in society related to gender, sexuality, race, class, ability, relationship and the dynamics between them. We want to challenge the established capitalist cis-heteronormative society and its sexism, racism, ableism, trans*phobia, biphobia, homophobia and other oppressive norms, and create a space for building new dreams, relations and alliances.


Unity
This year Copenhagen Queer Festival seeks to link the different communities and groups within the queer inspired environment. Politics, art, academia and social relations will come together in a week of workshops, discussions, performances, actions and parties. The festival aims to create a diverse space and tie the existing queer inspired initiatives and groups in Copenhagen together and establish international bonds.

By day we will have workshops and discussions in the queer festival space. By night we will have performances, events and parties in other venues hosted by some of the existing queer groups in Copenhagen.

Structure
There will be a daily schedule with a day and an evening schedule that will be announced in advance. The organizing group that has made this schedule will be visible during the festival, so that we can all be able to elaborate on it if needed.

By collaborating with exsisting queer inspired groups, making it possible to contribute online before the festival and being open to new solutions, we hope to have made a structure that feels safe and still encourages people to get involved in our space. We strongly encourage DIY initiatives thoughout the festival.

Safer space
No space can be 100 % safe. We still seek to create a safer queer-feminist space free from oppression and discrimination. By communicating as honest and clear as possible, we want everybody to be able to make safer separatist spaces within our space if needed. Respect each other's boundaries and needs to create new and possibly seperatist spaces.

Added 27.05.2015 12:36

Queer Festival 2015!

We are back!! A fresh big group of people have started organizing a queer festival for 2015.

... If you would like to 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!

Added 22.02.2014 19:20

Safer Spaces policy workshop

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...


Welcome to CPH Queer Festival

With the Copenhagen Queer Festival 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.

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