Room 3
14:45 - 16:15
Access to Arts & Culture
Mapping Queer Pasts in Future Tense

Short thesis

The queer punk scene that emerged in the mid 1980s announced a departure from previous punk histories with an aggressive anti-racist, anti-homophobic, and anti-misogynistic position championed by LGBTQ+ youth. What began as a couple of scattered zines quickly swelled into a culture of bands, music labels, and festivals that united alienated queers under a gender-agnostic banner of DIY resistance. The workshop aims to harness the aspirations of this history through collective memory-work.


Building on examples from early queer anarcho-punk zine history between 1985 and 1995, participants will produce their own handmade DIY queer histomaps. The workshop will offer a brief introduction to queer-initiated horizontal genealogies found in early queercore zines and internet networks. Participants will work together to reclaim and refashion both collective and individual histories in real time.