+ Queering The Map: ON_SITE is a public program that includes a series of workshops, performances, a publication, and an exhibition that translates the virtual world of Queering The Map into a physical location. In an effort to encourage a collaborative, messy, and contradictory curatorial vision, visitors are invited to contribute to and alter the exhibition by interacting with stories from the platform that resonate with them. What new relationships are possible within and through the digital archive of Queering The Map, when its contents leap from the screen and can be touched and reconfigured? What might it feel like to move through a world animated by queer pasts and presents and what futurities might emerge from this kind of knowledge? How can the digital community generated by the project be activated in real time?
+ The first edition of ON_SITE was activated by a series of workshops and an evening of performances that deepened and complicated the format of the digital platform and the themes it explores. The programming topics included; digital self-defense for marginalized communities (Liane Decary Chen), counter-cartography through beadwork (rudi aker), mapping desire through movement (Jose Richard Aviles), exploring love as technology (Neema Githere), a drag queen story hour (Barbada), a latin partner dance class (Jose Richard Aviles), self-reflection through hip hop (Figgy Baby), recontextualizing personal histories through affirmative autoethnography (nene myriam konate), prototyping to materialize possible futurities (Lucas LaRochelle), and strategies for deepening interspecies kinship (Jacqueline Beaumont).