Coming out. Lesbian* Virtual Archive
Outcome:
human rights
City (headquarters):
Warszawa
Voivodeship (headquarters):
mazowieckie
Dates:
31-08-2022 - 31-08-2022
Status:
in progress
Project cost:
24 000 EUR
Funding:
24 000 EUR
Outreach:
nationwide
Types of activities:
information activities, civic media
Target groups:
women, LGBT+

To date, gay women’s activities have not been recorded, while at the same time lesbians* need to chronicle their past, and to retrace their path, subjected to frequent discrimination on grounds of gender and orientation. History and culture are a good reference point for building a sense of identity and self-esteem.

A Virtual Archive will be created and operated under the project, promoting lesbian* culture and strengthening the gay women community. The archive will consist of a cultural event calendar, which will be complemented with interviews with Polish lesbian artists and critical texts.

The material for the Virtual Archive will be obtained by conducting internet research by topic, exploration of LGBT+ virtual and physical archives, talking to female artists directly, and producing and commissioning critical texts. The archive will be promoted in a performative campaign, with the installation Mobilne Les*Szuflady at demonstrations, mini-installations for placement in organisations and clubs, a videoclip, and promotion via LGBT+ websites and internet groups. Another element of the project will be creation of a network of collaborating institutions and people that collect and archive LGBTQ+ materials. The project is intended for the LGBT+ community in Poland, in particular les*kobiet, and persons interested in LGBT+ issues.

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