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Residency: “Celebrating Queerness in Modern Turkey”

December 4, 2019 | 4:00 pm - December 7, 2019 | 10:00 pm


This week-long experimental artist residency is meant to be a reminder that unheard voices and creativity play an outsized role in authentic community-building. Through the lived experiences of 3 Turkish queer activists and performers, the Duke community is offered a unique glimpse into how struggle and expression help intimately connect stories and lay the groundwork for sustainable community.

Our residency will feature panel discussions, a film screening, drag workshop, drag show, and class visits all exploring how shameless creativity inspires queer community in modern Turkey.  Their stories share themes of deep internal and external conflicts, migration, integration, internalizing radical perspectives of queer liberation, enforcing positive culture-setting, and envisioning queer futures

Wednesday, December 4: Meet and Greet and Panel
Page Auditorium, Duke University 6 – 9pm

Friday, December 6: Documentary exhibition, drag workshop, drag performance
Drag workshop @ The Ruby 4 – 8pm
Textile documentary exhibition @ Center for Documentary Studies 5 – 6:30pm
Drag show, Duke Coffeehouse: doors 7pm, show 8:30pm

This residency is sponsored by the Duke Association for the Middle East and Blue Devils United. For more information, please visit contact Belle Allmendinger at


December 4– 7, 2019

Duke University


December 4, 2019 | 4:00 pm
December 7, 2019 | 10:00 pm
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