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Visualising the Lives of LGBTIQ Roma

Date/Time: Thursday 7 November, 2019 - 11:30am

Date/Time End: Friday 8 November, 2019 - 5:30pm

Venue: Aspex Gallery

The lived experiences and images of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) Roma remain invisible to many people, Roma and non-Roma alike. Simultaneously, LGBTIQ Roma are the subject of a plethora of anti-Romani, homo/transphobic and other stereotypes. By showcasing photographs produced by LGBTIQ Roma research participants as part of this research project, the exhibition not only offers an insight into the lives of LGBTIQ Roma but also seeks to demonstrate to various audiences ways in which they wish to be represented.

The exhibition and the symposium aim to provide third sector organisations, charities, (inter)governmental institutions, academia and other stakeholders working with Roma and LGBTIQ people with images and information about LGBTIQ Roma; and to create a constructive dialogue about ways in which stakeholders utilise images of Roma and LGBTIQ people in their communication with the public. The outputs of the research project speak to larger societal issues that have particular traction within European societies such as diversity, equality, tolerance, migration, identity politics, representation and participation in Europe’s ever-changing political landscapes.

The exhibition is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and takes place as part of the annual ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.

The symposium is part of the ESRC-funded project “Challenging dominant representations of LGBTIQ Roma in public spaces through queer-research informed interventions” led by Dr Lucie Fremlova and Dr Annabel Tremlett (University of Portsmouth) with Dr Olu Jenzen (University of Brighton).

Further information & booking

Exhibition day and workshop: On November 7th, the exhibition day will start at 11.30 am with a 1.5 hours creative workshop about identities for up to 30 participants: register free of charge

In the afternoon the event is open to the general public. The exhibition opening will take place from 6 to 8pm: register free of charge

Symposium/dissemination: On November 8 from 1.30 to 5.30pm, the exhibition will be followed by a symposium for up to 50 participants on: register free of charge

The exhibition and the symposium aim to provide third sector organisations, charities, governmental and intergovernmental institutions, academia and other stakeholders working with Roma and LGBTIQ people with images and information about LGBTIQ Roma; and to create a constructive dialogue about ways in which stakeholders utilise images of Roma and LGBTIQ people in their communication with the public. The outputs of the research project speak to current societal issues that have particular traction within European societies such as diversity, equality, tolerance, migration, identity politics, representation and participation within Europe’s ever-changing political landscapes.

The exhibition takes place as part of the annual Festival of Social Science run by the ESRC. This year’s Festival runs from November 2 – 9 2019, with over 470 events being held across the UK and covering a wide range of topics: Artificial Intelligence, mental health, sexuality, parenting, weather, gender, ageing, love, death, economics and education, to name but a few. Over the years, the

Festival has helped researchers to engage with new audiences from teenagers to pensioners, including individuals representing businesses, charities and policymakers. It celebrates some of the country’s leading social science research, giving an exciting opportunity to showcase the valuable work of the UK’s social scientists and demonstrate how their work has an impact on all our lives.

If you are interested in attending the events, please pre-register by 31 October 2019 on the Eventbrite links above or directly with Dr Lucie Fremlova on the following email address: lucie.fremlova@port.ac.uk.

Contact details for more information

Name: Lucie Fremlova

Email: lucie.fremlova@port.ac.uk

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