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Farrago: Universities in trans-it

28 Jul

Farrago has a feature titled ‘Universities in trans-it’:

“Some things are not easily defined.

The word transgender, for example, can refer to people who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth, or to people whose identities may combine or move between traditional notions of male and female…”

Read the full feature at http://union.unimelb.edu.au/farrago/features/universities-in-trans-it and post any comments you have.

 

A Series of Questions

28 Jul

Check out an amazing photography project, ‘A Series of Questions’, at L. Weingarten’s site:

“This ongoing body of work explores the power dynamics inherent in the questions asked of transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and gender-variant people…

The subjects hold signs depicting questions that each has had posed to them personally— some by strangers, others by loved ones, friends, or colleagues. Presented on white wooden boards, the questions are turned on the viewer, shifting the dynamics under which they were originally asked, and prompting the viewer to cast a reflective, self-critical eye upon themself, revealing how invasive this frame of reference can be.”

These are just a few examples of the photos in the project.

“As a greater number of subjects and questions are accumulated, a relentless conversation of questioning emerges. Attention is directed not on the backgrounds of the transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, or gender-variant subjects, but on the dynamics at work in these conversations.”

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