On April 7th, 2021, Publication Studio Guelph, Musagetes, and the ArtsEverywhere Festival launched the Dictionary of the Queer International through a conversation with editor Yevgeniy Fiks and contributing guests, including:
Boryana Rossa (Bulgaria)
Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia)
Pawel Leszkowicz & Tomasz Kitlinski (Poland)
Vicente Quintero (Venezuela)
Khookha McQueer and Anne Marie Butler (Tunisia)
Dictionary of the Queer International proposes a vision of international, intersectional, and non-hierarchical queer culture via imaginary queer defense fusion-languages. The dictionary is a collection of words and phrases from local queer languages around the world. It considers the concept of a queer language of “internationalist universality” as opposed to “neoliberal globalization” — a vision of an international queer language of multi-locality and horizontality.
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Inside cover art from the Dictionary for the Queer International by Yevgeniy Fiks, Pleshka-Globe, acrylic on globe, 2016. Photographed by Etienne Frossard.