Queer Publics and Counterpublics

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Sexuality and Space Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Rampart, Sheraton, 5th Floor
Organizers: Damon Scott
Chairs: Damon Scott


This session seeks to draw on a diverse set of papers that explore different ways queer publics and counterpublics have engaged in urban governance, electoral politics, and city planning projects. Emphasis will be placed on drawing out the importance of queer worldmaking and intersectional constellations to bring about more inclusive, socially just urban spaces.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Damon Scott*, Miami University, Perverse Landuses: Reconstructing Queer Life on the San Francisco Waterfront in the 1950s 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Chris Erl*, McGill University, There’s a Party at City Hall: Political Parties and Candidate Diversity in Canadian Municipal Elections 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Curtis Winkle*, University of Illinois at Chicago, Identity, governance and healthy places: A comparative analysis of gay commercial districts in Chicago and Sydney 20 8:40 AM
Presenter John Auer*, University of Nevada - Reno, Changing Patterns in Locations of LGBTQ Businesses in Reno, Nevada, 1969-1975 20 9:00 AM

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