Project Category: Identity Events

A History of Queer Women’s Hairstyles

A History of Queer Women’s Hairstyles

In this lecture, we’ll look at historic painting and illustrations, as well as modern photographs. We’ll read the words of queer women from the past and the present who found significance in their hair, as well as archival newspapers, biographies, and even modern-day Tumblr posts. A history of queer’s women’s hairstyles is as varied and diverse as the people whose heads are crowned by them.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Forming a Cultural Identity: Through the Eyes of Contemporary Artists

During this session, we will focus predominantly on a selection of contemporary artists from ethnic minorities who explore notions of 'identity' in their paintings. Sometimes exploring a clash of cultures and other times drawing on cultural heritage and traditions passed down generations, these artists look at the struggles and benefits of moving countries and exploring new horizons.

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