Thu, 06 Jul|
The Charlotte Museum
HerStory Talk: Auckland as Queer Space
Please join us Thursday evening for warm drinks and mulled wine when we host Friederike Voit presenting her research on queer space in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Time & Location
06 Jul, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Charlotte Museum , 1A Howe Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
About the event
Please join us Thursday evening for warm drinks and mulled wine when we host Friederike Voit
presenting her research on queer space in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Friederike Voit is a third-year history student at Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland
and recently completed a Summer Research Scholarship in the history of Tāmaki Makaurau through
the Auckland History Initiative. Her talk is based on this project focused on queer communities in the
city from the 1950s until Homosexual Law Reform in 1986.
Friederike writes “Approaching this history from a spatial angle, I explored the private homes and
public venues which were occupied by queer people at this time. These spaces existed as vibrant and
inclusive enclaves in an otherwise hostile environment, a testament to the efforts of Auckland's
queer communities to make themselves at home. Yet their significance transcends that of a physical
location. When queer spaces united around the Homosexual Law Reform campaign, they brought
queer culture to the streets of Auckland in a form that we still recognise today”
This talk is held as part of First Thursdays on Karangahape Road.
The Charlotte Museum will be open from 10am to 8pm on Thursdays 6 July 2023.