Tracing Queerness: A Roundtable on Gesture, Space + Disciplinary Boundaries


6:00 – 8:00 PM
MIT Department of Architecture
The Keller Gallery [7-408]
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

AB Brown (they/them) is a performance artist and scholar. Their creative and scholarly research practice explores aesthetics of statelessness that carve out critical and coalitional practices of unbelonging across gender, ability, geography and history. They use performance to attune audiences to the potential of affect, aesthetics, embodiment, and materiality to disrupt nationalist, settler colonial, racist, ableist, and transphobic politics that undergird concepts such as citizenship, subjectivity, the body, and history. They received their PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and are currently assistant professor of contemporary performance at Colby College. Their writing can be found in The Journal of African Cultural Studies, Women and PerformanceText and Performance Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail as well as the anthologies Queer Nightlife and Queer and Trans Migrations. They are a Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader through the Institute for Citizens and Scholars (formerly Woodrow Wilson Foundation) and a recipient of the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund.

Part of the Tracing Queerness: Archiving the Ephemeral Exhibition

Aidan Flynn (co-curator); J. Jih (co-curator); Merve Akdogan (Event Team)