Sara Ahmed

Mind the Gap! Complaint as a Queer Method

Part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”

Afterwards: Response by Nikita Dhawan / Moderation: Margarita Tsomou

Combined ticket


English / With German simultaneous translation / 

Making complaints often means “minding the gap” between how things appear to be and how they are. The lecture shows how complaints can be a form of diversity work: the work you have to do because you do not (quite) embody the norms of an institution. It also reflects on complaints in relation to queer use, as the political work of opening up spaces to enable them to be used by those for whom they were not intended.

Simultaneous translation: Lilian-Astrid Geese und Tanja Barbian


  • Past
    Fri 21.6.2019, 17:30 / HAU1


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. Access to the Parkett by means of a separate entrance with lift when necessary. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised.