Adelaide is famously a gridded city, a colonial metropolis mapped onto unceded Kaurna land by the cardinal directions, by the lines of streets and squares, and by nineteenth-century British ideologies of class and gender. Within and between these structured spaces, generations of queer Adelaideans have lived and loved, building communities and relationships. The Pride March has traversed Adelaide’s city streets every year since 1973. Drawing on and contributing to the Queering the Map, the online crowd-sourced mapping project developed by Canadian Lucas LaRochelle in 2018, Dr Madeleine Seys explores Adelaide’s queer spaces, past and present, queering the grid and history of this city.
Join the History Trust of South Australia for a lively History Festival lecture series exploring the theme ‘Queer Time and Place’. Over three weeks in May, guest speakers will share histories, ideas and experiences of queer times and queer places and the intersection of the two.
Bookings essential. To book, click here.
5.45pm for a 6pm start.
Memorial Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Drive, Adelaide, SA 5000
Thursday 2 May: Dr Madeleine Seys – Queering the map of Adelaide
Thursday 9 May: Rae Pope – What do you meme?
Thursday 16 May: Dr Nikki Sullivan and Craig Middleton