The Funambulist Nº13

Queers, Feminists & Interiors

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017

Queers, Feminists & Interiors presents a critique of the normative violence of gender in the specific context of indoor architectures. It engages a dialogue between trans perspectives on public bathrooms (Paul B. Preciado and Myka T. Johnson & Jamie Marsicano) or the capitalist workplace (João Gabriell), the demagogic blindspot of femonationalism when violence against women is deployed in domestic spaces (Sara Farris), the clandestine alternatives to white “gayborhoods” for queer Arabs in France (Mehammed Amadeus Mack), the impossibility for young Hong Kong lesbians or, to an even higher degree, female migrant domestic workers to access “a room of one’s own” (Sonia Wong and Tings Chak), the violence of the norm in the design of all rooms and furniture (Léopold Lambert), or the far-from-neutral space of the coming out (Paola Paredes). The non-topical part of the issue also presents articles on the demilitarization struggle in Hawai’i (Laurel Mei-Singh), the Moroccan political movement of the Hirak in the Rif (Soraya el Kahlaoui), and life as a Dane of color in stigmatized and gentrifying neighborhoods (Aysha Amin).

Editor-in-Chief: Léopold Lambert
Part-time assistants: Noelle Geller & Flora Hergon
Contributing copyeditor: Maxwell Donnewald
Contributing translators: Sarina Vega (Spanish), Maxwell Donnewald (French)
Contributors: Laurel Mei-Singh, Soraya el Kahlaoui, Aysha Amin, Naomi Stead, Paul B. Preciado, Myka Johnson & Jamie Marsicano, Mehammed Amadeus Mack, Neïla Czermak Ichti, Sonia Wong, Tings Chak, João Gabriell, Sara Farris, Paola Paredes, Alison Brunn, and Lesley Labonne

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2 | THE YEAR OF THE SHARK: RECOGNIZING THOSE WHO RETERRITORIALIZE HAWAI’I
Laurel Mei-Singh

4 | #HIRAK: THE NEW NAME OF THE RIF REBELLION
Soraya el Kahlaoui

6 | BEING A PERCENTAGE, RATHER THAN A HUMAN BEING IN DENMARK
Aysha Amin

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10 | INTRODUCTION

Léopold Lambert

14 | CLOSET CASE: A SHORT STORY
Naomi Stead

15 | TRASHGENDER: URINATE/DEFECATE, MASCULINE/FEMININE
Paul B. Preciado

18 | RESISTING HB2 BILL: THE NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATION AGAINST TRANS PEOPLE IS ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN PUBLIC BATHROOMS
Myka T. Johnson & Jamie Marsicano

22 | AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF SEXUAL CLANDESTINITY AND THE ARAB DIASPORA
Mehammed Amadeus Mack (drawings by Neïla Czermak Ichti)

28 | A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN: LESBIAN DESIRE AND IDENTITY IN THE SPATIALITY OF HONG KONG HOUSEHOLDS
Sonia Wong

34 | SUITABLE ACCOMMODATION: THE STRUGGLE FOR SPACE FOR MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS IN HONG KONG
Tings Chak

40 | NAVIGATING THE CAPITALIST WORKPLACE AND ITS VIOLENCE AS A TRANS PERSON
João Gabriell

44 | EUROPEAN FEMONATIONALISM AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
An interview with Sara Farris

50 | PHOTO SECTION /// UNVEILED: THE DOCUMENTATION OF A COMING OUT
Paola Paredes

58 | STUDENTS: THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Alison Brunn

60 | STUDENTS: METAMORPHOSIS
Lesley Labonne

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