WWarning: DirtyDB is used. This is fine for testing but not recommended for production. -- To suppress these warning messages change suppressErrorsInPadText to true in your settings.jsonhat does it mean to be oriented? A look at queer/feminist geographies
Following Seda's proposal on using Orientations: Toward a Queer Phenomenology by Sara Ahmed as a starting point to * Discuss the langage of displacement used for speaking about a sexuality. What does it says about mapping and geography. * Think about a test map around the notion of space and sexuality
* Whatever else related : pink tourism, cruising bodies, dyke marches and so on...
If orientation is a matter of how wereside in space, then sexual orientation might also be a matter of residence, ofhow we inhabit spaces, and who or what we inhabit spaces with.
(...) The starting point for orientation is the point from which the worldunfolds: the here of the body and the where of its dwelling.
(...) The objects that we direct our attention towardreveal the direction we have taken in life. If we face this way or that, then otherORIENTATIONSthings, and indeed spaces, are relegated to the background; they are only everco-perceived.
(...) Even when orientations seem to be about which way we are facing in thepresent, they also point us toward the future. The hope of changing directions isalways that we do not know where some paths may take us: risking departure fromthe straight and narrow, makes new futures possible, which might involve goingastray, getting lost, or even becoming queer.
Lesbian Curve https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_rule In his famous letter to the Louvain theologian Martin Dorp, Thomas More referenced it when reproving Dorp for his attack on Erasmus' In Praise of Folly: "You praise Adriaan for being unbiased, yet you seem to suggest he is no more unbiased than a Lesbian rule, a rule made out of lead which, as Aristotle reminds us, is not always unbiased, since it bends to fit uneven shapes.
bodies situated in space and time proximity - distance inclination directionnality spatiality