The virtual map of QUEERingAachen shows almost 90 queer spaces that exist(ed) during the last 50 years in Aachen. 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.
The article "Queer(ing) spaces outside the metropolis: Aachen, a case study" summarizes the findings of the Master's thesis "QUEERingAACHEN" and was published in the University of Oxford's Queer Studies Network blog at TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities in June 2021.
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‘.
queer Bars - queer events - cruising areas - queer associations