2021 UPDATES ON PUBLICATIONS based on QUEERingAACHEN research:
Sánchez-Molero M., José Miguel (2021): Queer(ing Digital) Citymaking. Resilience Through Local and Virtual Queer Spatial Production in Times of Crisis. In: Bangratz, Martin; Förster, Agnes (Hg.) (2021): Digital Citymakers – Co-creating the City in Times of Digital Transformation / Digitale Stadtmacher: Gemeinsam Stadt machen in Zeiten digitaler Transformation. pnd rethinking planning 2/2021. RWTH Aachen University. 71-86
Sánchez-Molero Martínez, José Miguel (2021): Queer(ing) spaces outside the metropolis: Aachen, a case study. In: TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) (Ed.) (2021): Queer Studies Network Blog. University of Oxford.
The virtual map of QUEERingAachen shows almost 90 queer spaces that exist(ed) during the last 50 years in Aachen (1970-2020). It also provides information on the kind of spatial production and the active years of each found space. The logo above these lines can be found around the city of Aachen in the form of stickers to acces the virtual mapping via QR-code.
Opressed social minorities such as the LGBTQ*/queer community have been able to create inclusive spaces for themselves throughout history to support each other. From gay and lesbian bars to politically engaged activist societies, cultural associations, support groups, ... queer spaces have (had) many different forms and are still evolving today.
In my Master‘s thesis I researched the ways queer spaces have been produced in the town of Aachen since the 1970s until today.
The basis of the research were sociological contextualisations of the concepts of ‘space‘ and ‘queer‘.

Axonometry of one of the analysed queer spaces in Aachen: Queerreferat e.V.

queer Bars - queer events - cruising areas - queer associations
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