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What 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 we reside in space, then sexual orientation might also be a matter of residence, of how we inhabit spaces, and who or what we inhabit spaces with.
The starting point for orientation is the point from which the world unfolds: the here of the body and the where of its dwelling.
The objects that we direct our attention toward reveal the direction we have taken in life. If we face this way or that, then other ORIENTATIONS things, and indeed spaces, are relegated to the background; they are only ever co-perceived.
Even when orientations seem to be about which way we are facing in the present, they also point us toward the future. The hope of changing directions is always that we do not know where some paths may take us: risking departure from the straight and narrow, makes new futures possible, which might involve going astray, getting lost, or even becoming queer.
— Sara Ahmed
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Where is gender ?
bodies and inhabitation of spaces
how and where to begin
here and there
where is the horizon ?
straight lines !
(my idea of paradise is a straight line to goal - Friedrich)
inhabiting the orientated body
the lesbian curve
Cartography / geography
Top cruising places in bruxelles
Hito Steyerl: In Free Fall - A Thought Experiment on Vertical Perspective
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
(TO BE CONTINUED)