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Local LGBTQ+ Event
November 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Local Senior Researcher from the University of Portsmouth Dr Lucie Fremlova is hosting
Visualising the Lives of LGBTIQ Roma: workshop
What is having to hide key aspects of your identity like? What is it like to be LGBTIQ Roma and what kind of stereotypes does one face? Can photographs, videos of ourselves or other self-representations challenge stereotypes, and if so, how? And what is the role of research in achieving change in people’s attitudes?
Join us for an interactive workshop full of creative activities and discussions, accompanying the exhibition “Visualising the Lives of LGBTIQ Roma”. You will be among the first members of the public to see the exhibition. But that’s not all: you’ll also have a unique opportunity to watch the British premiere of a short film, entitled “We, Queer Roma: Valencia” (QRTV Europa/Samuel Sebastian) introducing Spanish LGBTIQ Roma activists Demetrio Gómez, Rosa María Quiroga Ramírez.
The workshop and the exhibition are part of Dr Lucie Fremlova’s ESRC-funded postdoctoral project “Challenging dominant representations of LGBTIQ Roma in public spaces through queer-research informed interventions.” She has been conducting the research at the University of Portsmouth (mentored by Dr Annabel Tremlett) and the University of Brighton (mentored by Dr Olu Jenzen) as part of the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. Funding for the production of the photographs came from The Open Society Foundations.
The workshop and the exhibition are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of the annual ESRC Festival of Social Science on 2-9 November. The festival includes more than 470 events across the UK covering a variety of topics, including AI, mental health, sexuality, parenting, weather, gender, ageing, love, death, economics and education. The festival has a history of helping researchers engage with new audiences, from teenagers to pensioners, and from businesses to policymakers. It celebrates some of the country’s leading social science research, showcasing the work of the UK’s social scientists and demonstrating how their work has an impact on society.