Brown, Black, Queer and In-Between
Performing Journeys Across Liminal Spaces and Times
11 October 2022 - 13 October 2022

“Soy la que escribe y se escribe / I am the one who writes and who is being written.
Últimamente es el escribir que me escribe / It is the writing that ‘writes’ me.
Writing is the site where I critique reality, identity, language, and dominant culture’s representation and ideologic control.” (Anzaldúa, 2015, p.3)[1]

This time and space for exchange emerges as part of Iury Salustiano Trojaborg’s doctoral research project “On Ancestrality and Regeneration: Performing Decolonial Journeys” where she poses the following question: How effective is it to tackle the concept of sustainability within the European performing arts context, without also dealing with the burden of Europe’s colonial past? Iury therefore aims to explore the process of construction of cultural identities in a performative setting according to the intersection of gender, sexuality, class and race, focusing on narratives produced in liminal zones, the in-between spaces.

This encounter is an attempt to connect artistic scholarship produced in the Global South, especially from Iury’s place of origin, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with that produced in Northern European countries, such as Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. By proposing dialogues with Southern artist researchers that Iury met along her own path of migration across the north, she intends to generate narratives that focus on contested histories, asymmetrical power relations and legacies of racism, colonization and displacement (Bhatia 2011, p. 348).[2]

The expectation is that the conversations between those participating in this encounter contribute to communicate and translate foreign realities of one hemisphere into another. Hopefully the messages to be exchanged will function as a conduit, as a thin life line that enhances empathy towards one another, and contribute to broaden the scope of artistic research methods.

What: A three-day participatory, dialogical, non-hierarchical space of theoretical and practical exchange concerning decolonisation, queerness, feminism, storytelling and migration within artistic research practices. The programme is curated by PhD candidate Iury Salustiano Trojaborg.

The conference consists of three theoretical presentations, two workshops and three performances. Some of those events require in person participation and others can be followed on line via Zoom. For detailed information, please check the programme.

When: October 11th to 13th 2022.

Where: Black Room, Inter Arts Center (IAC), Bergsgatan 29, 4th floor, 21 422 Malmö

To access Inter Arts Center, use the door code “123” and take the elevator or stairs to the 4th floor. The code is active 30 minutes prior the programme starts. The space is accessible for wheelchair users.

Presenters: Adriana Schneider Alcure (BR/DE), Deise Faria Nunes (BR/NO), Ian Calvet (BR/DE), Iury Salustiano Trojaborg (BR/DE/SE),  John-Paul Zaccarini (SE/SA).

Programme: Open the following link to get the full programme  (855 kB, PDF, new tab).

Registration: For in person participation: register at

For online participation register here.

[1]Anzaldúa, Gloria E. (2015). Luz en lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality. Ed. Analouise Keating. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

[2]Bhatia, S. (2011). Narrative inquiry as cultural psychology: Meaning-making in a contested global world. Narrative Inquiry, 21, 345-352.

Image: montage by Jörgen Dahlqvist

Adriana Schneider Alcure (BR/DE), Deise Faria Nunes (BR/NO), Ian Calvet (BR/DE), Iury Salustiano Trojaborg (BR/DE/SE), John-Paul Zaccarini (SE/SA)