Queering Art and Design


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?

Programme details

Registration: Rewley House Reception

Lecture: Queering Art and Design

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Description Costs
Course Fee £25.00


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Dr Nicola McCartney

Nicola McCartney is an artist and educator, and lectures in Cultural Studies on the Fashion and Jewellery and Textiles programmes at Central Saint Martins. She also works across Fine Art and for external institutions, such as the National Gallery.


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Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email res-ctr@conted.ox.ac.uk for details of availability and discounted prices.