Looking at the origins of Queer Theory, we will explore tricky debates that intersect with queer culture, including race, sexism and class through a series of visual culture examples.
Works will range from Paris is Burning (1990) to Robert Mapplethorpe's photography as well as contemporary textiles.
What does the verb 'queering' mean? How might this apply to works of art and design? Why is there no single ‘queer’ culture and how might it have been co-opted by capitalist consumerism?