Thursday 4 October 2018, Thursday 10 May 2018, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Public lecture by Susan Striker
Bodies in Trans*formation’
In any discussion of gender transition, the idea of malleability or plasticity is important, not only in relation with hormones and their ability to alter the body, or the use of plastic surgery, but also because the concept of “gender plasticity” in childhood tends to function as a justification or reason for psycho-medical interventions with children who do not recognise themselves as having the gender that has been assigned to them. In any case, trans notions about the potential transformations of the body are radically in conflict with any discourse which imagines the body as a fixed, inalterable entity.
Thursday 4 October 2018, 8.00pm
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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Tuesday 16 October 2018, 6pm
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.