28 King Street
Glasgow
Scotland
G1 5QP

Decolonising Travel Culture

Bani Amor

  • Location : Transmission Gallery
  • Date : Saturday, 16 November
  • Time : 1PM–4.30PM
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What does it mean to decolonise travel culture?

In this workshop, we will be using a pre-assigned syllabus to establish an understanding of the movement toward decolonisation, how tourism functions as a manifestation of settler colonialism, and trace this history through travel media from the conquistador’s field notes to Instagram. Participants will be reading, writing, and discussing themes broken down into three parts⁠—media, culture, and industry⁠—and we will possibly be joined by experts via video-chat presentations. We will draw from our personal experiences with power, home, and migration in order to understand the personal and political stakes we all have in forming transnational connections of worker’s solidarity, as tourism is widely considered as an apolitical pastime and not a driver of labor, culture, and land exploitation.

In collaboration with Strathclyde Feminist Research Network.

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Bani Amor is a gender/queer travel writer who explores the relationships between race, place, and power. Their work has appeared in CNN Travel, Fodor’s, AFAR, and Teen Vogue, and in Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, and the upcoming Where We Stand: Brown and Black Voices Speak the Earth.

The Strathclyde University Feminist Research Network brings together staff and students from across the University, developing a stronger feminist research presence along with increased visibility and connectedness.

Cachín Cachán Cachunga! creates and promotes artistic works about and by trans, intersex and queer people⁠—with added emphasis on artists who are also racialised, people of colour, Black, Indigenous, BAME, asylum seekers, refugees, migrants, D/deaf, working class, working poor, skint, neurodivergent, Mad, ill, crip, disabled and/or from any related background/experience. We mentor and collaborate. We encourage artistic risk-taking and experimentation.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Train:
11-20 minute walk/wheel from trains at Central Station and Queen Street Station; the stations have lifts and level access entrances

Buses:
-eastbound buses 2,18, 60, 60A, 61, 64 stop on Trongate just before King Street, then it is a 1-5 minute walk/wheel
-westbound buses 2,18, 60, 60A, 61, 64 stop on Trongate before Stockwell Street, then it is a 3-7 minute walk/wheel back eastward

Parking:

There is an NCP paid car park south of the gallery at Osborne and King Streets, which is about a 3-7 minute walk/wheel to the gallery. There is also metered street parking on the streets near the gallery, though these tend to be busy on a Saturday.

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ACCESS INFORMATION

Level access from street via two non-automatic doors (1.1m and 0.82m, one after the other; there is a slight lip before the first door); wheelchair-accessible and genderless toilet (door width of 0.85cm; space dimensions of 2.15m x 1.6m; lowered sink height of 0.71m; toilet height of 0.48m; fixed assistance bars on both sides of the toilet and sink plus an additional drop-down assistance bar to the right of the toilet; emergency cord to the right of toilet); moveable seating; combination of natural and overhead, on/off fluorescent lighting; participants will be asked to read materials in advance; captioned presentation and audio descriptions for visuals will be provided; relaxed.


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