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Lecture

Keynote: Johan Mijail

People in discontent with the sex-gender system exist in all spaces of life, that is why we need instances to continue building a collective knowledge about ourselves. This presentation proposes the experience of a racialized body that resists reproducing the logics of the civilizing mandate of cisheteronormativity and its whitened ecosystem. From an anti-racist-decolonial perspective, we propose the stimulation of a transvestite gesture that is proposed as a place to be able to write. Proposing the "I" as a habitable place, from a trans poetics, this presentation is a critical perspective to the conventional ways of producing meaning through the narration of a process of activist writing by and for dissident corporealities and the diversity of the dominant sex-gender system -and racialized people-, with the aim of building from the centrality of the body, and its possibilities of narrating itself, positionings and fictions that question the colonial tradition. This through the journey of Johan Mijail who locates the writings from a trans-Caribbean global south that disturbs the drive to north-centrality of the discussions of the LGBTQ+ community in the realities of Abya Yala, making a review on the Afro-descendant and Caribbean cosmovisions, transvestism and anal poetics from a counter-sexual perspective.

Curated by Xime Izquierdo Ugaz and Edua Restrepo Castaño
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Las personas en descontento con el sistema sexo-género existimos en todos los espacios de la vida, es por ello que necesitamos instancias para continuar construyendo un saber colectivo sobre nosotres mismes. Esta presentación propone la experiencia de un cuerpo racializado que se resiste a reproducir las lógicas del mandato civilizatorio de la cisheteronormatividad y su ecosistema emblanquecido. Desde una perspectiva antirracista-decolonial se propone la estimulalción de un gesto travesti que se propone como un lugar para poder escribir proponiendo el “yo” como un lugar habitable, desde una poética trans, esta presentación intenta proponer una perspectiva crítica a las maneras convencionales de producción de sentido vía la narración de un proceso de producción de escritura activista por y para corporalidades disidentes y de la diversidad del sistema sexo-género dominante -y personas racializadas-, con el objetivo de construir desde la centralidad del cuerpo, y sus posibilidades de contarse, posicionamientos y ficciones que cuestionen la tradición colonial. Esto mediante el recorrido de Johan Mijail que ubica las escrituras desde un sur global transcaribeño que molesta la pulsión de nortecentralidad de las discusiones de la comunidad LGBTQ+ en las realidades de Abya Yala, haciendo una revisión sobre las cosmovisiones afrodescendientes y caribeñas, el travestismo y las poéticas anales desde una perspectiva contrasexual.

Con la curaduría de: Xime Izquierdo Ugaz y Edua Restrepo Castaño
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