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Video art exhibition: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Spain, 4 – 28 October 2018



Public Discussions


Thursday 4 October 2018


Public Discussion with Fox Fisher, Owl (Ugla Stefanía Kristjóttir Jónsdóttir) and Diego Marchante


Trans Perspectives. A Public Discussion on Gender, Art and Politics


Although visibility of trans people has increased and coming out and living relatively ordinary lives is more common, at the same time the mainstream media often vilifies and dehumanises trans and gender diverse people. To launch the video art installation, Transitional States, Fox Fisher and Owl (Ugla Stefanía Kristjóttir Jónsdóttir), UK-based film makers, artists and trans campaigners, and Diego Marchante, an artist and transfeminist activist based in Barcelona, will discuss recent and current representations of trans and gender diverse people in the media, films and culture.  We will look at artistic productions by trans people who resist mainstream representations, and at their work, which sits at the intersection of art and activism.



Thursday 4 October 2018


Official launch of the Transitional States video art exhibition at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Spain.


Thursday 4 October – Saturday 6 October 2018


Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences

International conference co-organised with Rethinking Sexology (University of Exeter)


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Monday 8 October 2018


Public Discussion with Miquel Missé and Sam Fernández


Disrupting Gender: on Identity, Bodies, Medicine and Hormones


This panel will discuss present-day discourse, practices and policies affecting people who do not fit within the binary system of gender assignment. Where are the boundaries of what is deemed ‘normal’? How does the techno-medical system work in the processes of subjectivation? How does the hegemonic way of viewing the body operate when looking at gender diverse people?



Tuesday 16 October 2018


Public lecture by Paul B. Preciado


Gender, Sex and Sexuality in Techno-Patriarchal Capitalism: Towards a Systemic Mutation


Even while we keep using notions of masculinity and femininity, heterosexuality and homosexuality, a set of new pharmacological, computer, and artificial intelligence technologies are radically transforming ways of producing and controlling sexual subjectivity. It would seem urgent, then, to invent a new political and poetic grammar that would be capable of addressing the new configurations of power. Preciado discusses the need to overcome the fragmentation of identity politics and to move towards a change of paradigm.

Monday 4 March 2019, 6.30pm


Public Lecture by Susan Stryker


The Transgender Lens


Susan Stryker, activist and historian of the struggles for the rights of the LGBTI community, will explore the concept of “transgender”, not as an identity but, rather, to understand it as a lens that reveals self and world in new ways. It is a perspective attuned to flux, transience, plasticity, and becoming, as well as to that which persists in spite of on-going transformation. With historical, philosophical, artistic and political material, as well as her own biography, Susan Stryker will talk about how transgender studies have contributed a new perspective on the world.


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