Lavender Languages Institute: Fall and Winter Program 2022

Dedicated to exploring the notion of queer linguistics, the Lavender Languages Institute comes to Berlin in a pop up version at Pickle Bar. From cants and slang created and used by LGBTQI+ communities and other forms of (anti-)language, the Lavender Languages Institute looks at secret signs and community building, in order to avoid detection or danger. Founded by Dr. William Leap, based at Florida Atlantic University, the Lavender Language Institute invites activists, scholars, and poets this fall to Pickle Bar to focus on queer languages in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

The program is supported by Bezirkskulturfonds by the department of Art and Culture of the Bezirksamts Mitte von Berlin.

4 November, 2022, 7pm: Dr.William L. Leap, “What lies beyond the lavender lexicon?”

10 November, 2022, 7pm: Saltanat Shoshanova,“Queer Art Language and Feminist Movements in Central Asia”

18 November, 2022, 7pm:  Paola Revenioti. Screening of the documentary “Kaliarda” and discussion  with the director

24 November, 2022, 7pm: Tyler E. Kibbey  “Apotheosis//Anathema. The Language of Queer Divinity”

25 November, 2022, 7pm: Marsel Ganeyev, “Queer language of Kazakh steppes and Tatar forests”

2 December, 2022, 7pm: Hafiz Boboyorov,  “Living dangerously: How LGBTQI+ people secure their everyday life in the urban space of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan” 

8 December, 2022, 7pm: WordMord, performative presentation “Gλωσσique Encounters” 

20 January, 2023, 7pm: “Lubunya: Ekstravaganza”, political-erotic fortune-telling and performance

25 January,  2023, 7pm: Yevgeniy Fiks, “Poetry of Queer International”