SAT 29 June, 19:00–21:00 @ALMS Conference, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

This final evening podium is an opportunity for the conference as a whole to consider the discussions over the previous three days, take stock of the current landscape, and celebrate and acknowledge our achievements so far, but most importantly to identify challenges going forward. We have curated this panel of six speakers from a range of countries and institutional contexts – East, West, North, South – to represent the work currently being done to address significant gaps and provide models for future work in queer ALMS, but also to generate a meaningful conversation about the challenges posed by increasingly homo- and transphobic ‘strong man’ governments to the future of queering memory. We also hope through the combination of speakers to be able to unpack some old stereotypes (for example about East and West). The discussion will be explicitly political – we aim to identify the key political challenges facing not only queer ALMS but also queer lives and contribute towards a sense of global solidarity for the future.


Pia Laskar – Swedish National Historical Museums, Stockholm, Sweden
Leonardo Arouca Porfiro da Silva – Museum of Sexual Diversity, São Paulo, Brazil
Jonathan D. Katz – Harvey Milk Institute & Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Judit Takacs – Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Aaron Devor – Transgender Archives & Chair in Transgender Studies, University of Victoria, Canada
Katerina Suverina – Public History Laboratory & Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia


Kate Davison & Benno Gammerl, Organising Team/Steering Committee 2019