04/05/2021 | Writer: Kaos GL

“Queer spaces occur at the margins of society and constitute a safe haven for women and LGBTIQA* oppressed by the heteronormative nature of urban areas.”

Listening to the city with the body: Interview with Banu Çiçek Tülü Kaos GL - News Portal for LGBTI+

Banu Çiçek Tülü, Sonic Awareness

In the scope of the Kaos GL Associations’ Artist Residency Program, Ankara Queer Art, Metehan Özcan interviewed Banu Çiçek Tülü:

“Queer spaces occur at the margins of society and constitute a safe haven for women and LGBTIQA* oppressed by the heteronormative nature of urban areas. The feminist critique of urban theory and planning that developed in the 1970s demonstrated how urban planners have created gendered environments that are predominantly suited to the needs of men and the heteronormative family. Gender and urban space as a topic of interdisciplinary scholarship emerged during the 1980s. Initiated by feminists, the earliest work deconstructed the ways in which the man-made environment was the material manifestation of a patriarchal society that created gender inequalities. Therefore, it is obvious that there is a huge problem for minorities in urban space which should be addressed clearly.”

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