Queer futures – contested knowledges in liminal space-time
Picking up on James Dator’s “Weirding the Queer” as final chapter in his book ‘Beyond Identities’, breaking down dichotomies seems foundational when exploring the liminalities in trans, weird and queer ways of researching the future, “queering everything”. In this panel, 3 talks will investigate what kind of futures studies can result from these considerations: What are trans, weird and queer ways of knowing? Which types of futures knowledge(s) do they produce? Which methods are suitable for this? Which temporalities can inform their practice? Which types of futurists are capable of this work? Where can they be found? What are their cultural backgrounds? How may they transform the field? How are their identities contested within the present futures community? How can the field include their ways of knowing in the future?