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‘Queer City: A Reader’ book launch & ‘Queer City’ film screening

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‘Queer City: A Reader’ book launch & ‘Queer City’ film screening
January 14, 2018 4:00 PM
January 14, 2018 6:00 PM
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
(646) 358-1730
January 8, 2018
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
(646) 358-1730
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Bodies that listen, dance, resist, manifest and become visible in our contemporary city. Bodies that dance the sounds of funk music, rap, samba, voguing, waacking, among other sonic styles of contestation, resistance and struggle. Through talks, dinners, experiences and exchanges, a city seeks to discuss how we live, work, share and survive the different LGBT + stories and realities… and how we understand all this through a queer, intersectional and non-normative lens?

The mini-documentary Cidade Queer – Queer City, directed by Danila Bustamante takes the name of a 2016 site-specific, collective curatorial process in São Paulo, Brazil. The overall process, film, and related publication, Queer City: A Reader were organized by, ArtsEverywhere/Musagetes, EXPLODE! and many other partners. Queer City: A Reader contains an account of the site-specific program in São Paulo, but also invites other contributors at the intersection of the contemporary city and queer thought. The Reader is one of the first books out of Publication Studio São Paulo (in partnership w/ Publication Studio Guelph housed at the Musagetes/ArtsEverywhere office).

Copies of Queer City: A Reader will be available for purchase at the event for $20.

To reserve a copy of Queer City: A Reader please write to the Bureau at

Event image: photograph from Pato Hebert‘s Ataqueridas series is an artist-led, cultural platform focused on how people live and work in, navigate and share the contemporary city with the Center of São Paulo as our outlook. It gets its name from the ubiquitous lunch counters—convivial, fluorescent-lit, open-walled, laborious, points of commerce—that populate almost every street corner. is about the issues that big cities face, the different forms of ‘urban power’, and the Right to the City, but not insomuch as to define these constructs…rather to stretch the platform as far as is necessary to consider diverse viewpoints. takes its cue from French philosopher and sociologist Henri Lefebvre’s Le Droit à la ville (1968), or one that “demand[s] a transformed and renewed access to urban life.”