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The Gender Binary City

Datum: 2016-11-30
Tid: 15:00-16:30
Plats: Karlstad
Arrangör: Karlstad University
Typ: Lecture

The Gender Binary City

The project title emphasizes one of the central points of departure – meaning that cities are often less accessible to trans*people, both because of every day social expressions of the gender binary and how the gender binary is materialized through for example build environment and architecture. Yet, gender is not the sole category that is taken to account in the project. Power structures relating to cultural categories such as class and race are for example also part of what shapes the research participant’s everyday lives, as they move in and through their home town’s different localities.
Signe Bremer is PhD in ethnology and a researcher at Uppsala University Centre for Gender Studies. Signe defended her doctorate dissertation - Bodylines: gender, transsexualism and embodiment in narratives on gendercorrectiont - at the University of Gothenburg’s department of cultural sciences in 2011.She currently runs the research project The Gender Binary City, which is financed by the Swedish research council FORTE and runs between 2014 and 2017, and just recently became affiliated researcher at Karlstad University Centre for Gender Studies.

Place: Building/hus 5A:415