modes of working

The institute works transdisciplinarily; it connects academic, cultural and political fields of knowledge production and communication, thereby promoting mutual and productive exchange between their different subjects and formats. Collaborations are seen as chance: They allow to question oneself and each other, and gain from the respective capacities, perspectives, and resources.

Practices of queering – as they are developed sub/culturally, in social movements as well as in the academy in order to inspire socio-political change – feed into research, inquiry and theoretical reflection. Apart from queer knowledge production and its epistemological reflection, the institute’s work relies on discourse analysis and deconstruction as well as on the critique of systems of power and domination.

Queerversity provides the hinge between theory and politics, critical analysis and strategic intervention. Furthermore, the institute experiments with new forms of scholastic endeavour as well as cultural representation and public articulation.