50% PhD Seminar – matt lambert

Date and time
16 March 2023 at 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

Norra Stationsgatan 61
8th floor elevator to the left of main entrance

Shattering Myself Together: Cruising Possible Queer Cartographies with Craft

matt lambert’s research enacts what theorist Irit Rogoff calls “queer animations of archives” and historical rooms to map queer possibilities and potentials. Points of research interest are created through a method of cruising which is being developed by lambert. Cruising becomes a way to navigate with desire and is more concerned with movement itself and is less concerned with destination points. This is being thought through in relation to the work of José Esteban Muñoz, personal conversations with Alpesh Kantilal Patel and the 1998 documentary The Cruise. This method allows objects to be approached as producers of cartographic points in relation to Rossi Braidotti and her writing around nomadics. lambert is interested in how to document and unpack the possible, the movements and the assemblages objects participate in while allowing for the slipperiness of queerness and craft to not become fixed.

Craft in this research is approached as a way of looking and living that is learned through material or process specificities, but not contained by them. This is being investigated through a polydisciplinary practice of making, writing, performing, curating, and collaborating. The practice of polydisciplanry is in reference to the work of Natalie Loveless’s work which decenters disciplinary specificity and instead asks for new ways in the university to tell stories and create new research literacies while still being able to transmit knowledge in equivalence to disciplinary specific research.

Conversation Opponent: Dr. Martin Hargreaves, Head of Choreographic School at Sadler's Wells in London

Martin Hargreaves is a dramaturg and writer and his interests vacillate between boredom and hysteria. His research connects around performance and performativity and includes the recent histories of contemporary dance, queering practices and camp misunderstandings.

Dr. Maja Gunn, Professor of Craft, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts & Design
Dr. Ellen Røed, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Film and Media, Stockholm’s University of the Arts

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Doctoral Programme in Art, Technology and Design