The incredible Charlie Craggs (she/her) and the illustrious Travis Alabanza (they/them) will be joining the President of the Courtauld’s LGBTQIA+ Society to discuss their work as transgender activist artists. We’ll be exploring topics like transphobia in the media, strategies for activist performance art, and the differences in approaches between large-scale shows and small-scale interactive happenings. After our conversation, we will end the event by answering questions from the audience.
Charlie is an award-winning author and presenter who recently made a documentary for the BBC called Transitioning Teens. It follows Charlie across the country to meet young trans people and consider the impact of NHS waiting lists on them (often being left for years before getting their first gender identity clinic appointment). https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p093wyx7/transitioning-teens
Travis is also an award-winning author and performer. After being the youngest recipient of the Tate Galleries artist in residency programme, their debut show Burgerz toured and sold out shows from the Southbank to Sao Paulo and many places in between. https://www.hackneyshowroom.com/burgerz/
Organised by Cas Bradbeer (they/them, President of the Courtauld’s LGBTQIA+ Society) and Leyla Bumbra (she/her, Research Forum Programme Manager).
This event is part of the Open Courtauld programme organised by the Research Forum.