Queer Currents 2020: Inclusive Space

Queering Intersectionality in The Critical Visitor

20 Jul 2020
How to open up the institutions of museums and archives for outsider voices? The Critical Visitor research project looks into the hotly debated issues of diversity and inclusion in the fields of museology and archive studies. The project is generously supported with a grant from the NWO Smart Culture programme, and only started last January, just before the death of George Floyd triggered the worldwide movement in support of anti-racist action. This moment also calls attention for a new solidarity between marginalized and oppressed communities.

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Dit programma is onderdeel van Queer Currents 2020.

Following Kimberlé Crenshaw, The Critical Visitor project proposes intersectionality as the key method to broaden the conversation on identity politics in general, and the scope of museums and archives in particular. 
Because of the reignited debates around institutional racism, focus will be on practices of occupation and acts of appropriation. The team of The Critical Visitor project invites you to join us and explore some of the more pertinent questions that need scrutinizing and soul searching.


With Eliza Steinbock, Hester Dibbits, Dirk van den Heuvel, Lian-Kai and Nina Littel. 
Hester Dibbits is lecturer and director at Reinwardt Academy’s international Applied Museum & Heritage Studies Master’s program and endowed professor Historical Culture and Education at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her recent research focuses on intervention research.
Eliza Steinbock researches contemporary visual cultures in relation to identity formation and mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion; and heads the PhD project ‘Founding an inclusive space’ which investigates the histories of various LGBT+ archives.
Dirk van den Heuvel is assistant professor of architecture and the TU Delft, and heads the Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. Within his expertise on the cultural and discursive analysis of modern urban architecture, he has recently focused on queer architectures