Queering the Coast – Session II – FORESHORE IMMERSIVE 2023

What might it mean to bring queer perspectives to the places where land and water meet? Join Other Sights for a new Foreshore conversation between two coastal scholars. Natasha Fox is a postdoctoral scholar with the Cascadia Copes Hub at Oregon State University who applies queer theory and participatory community-engaged research methodologies to her work with LGBTQ2S+ communities living in earthquake and tsunami prone coastlines of Japan and Oregon. Coll Thrush is a historian at the University of British Columbia working on a critical history of shipwrecks in the so-called “Graveyard of the Pacific,” including the potential for applying queer theory to maritime disaster and colonial failure.

Come listen in and contribute to the discussion as these two scholars think with each other and with the coast.

This is a hybrid event, join us in person or online. 

If you want a link to join this session email: sunshine@othersights.ca.

More information:

Coll Thrush: https://history.ubc.ca/profile/coll-thrush/

Natasha Fox: https://cascadiacopeshub.org/people/

Branscombe House: https://www.richmond.ca/culture/art-facilities/branscombe-house/artistsuite.htm

Other Sights is pleased to partner with Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency and Branscombe House for our Foreshore Immersive 2023-2024 Series.

The Branscombe House Artist Residency takes place in a restored Edwardian-style house in the residential area of Steveston. Since its inaugural residency in 2016, the program has hosted seven visiting professional artists for 11 month community-engaged arts residencies. Branscombe House, built in 1908 and restored in 2014, is located at the corner of Steveston Highway and Railway Avenue in south Richmond, and is one of the earliest settler homes in the area. In 2023, The Blue Cabin is partnering with The City of Richmond to provide accommodations for our residents and host artist-led public programs at historic Branscombe House throughout the year. 

The Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency is a mobile artist residency located in Vancouver British Columbia on Canada’s Pacific Coast. Currently located on a floating platform at Imperial Landing in Steveston Village, the residency gives the artist a unique perspective on the city from the water. The deckhouse is an off the grid home with modern appliances and comforts and a 360-degree view of the harbour, while the historic cabin acts as a studio for the artist’s activities. Located on the foreshore in close proximity to shopping and amenities, the Blue Cabin provides a home base in this waterfront community within the City of Richmond. The six to eight week time frame allows the artist time for solo production as well as opportunities for engagement within the community. www.thebluecabin.ca