Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars for a series of conversations to discuss a broad range of LGBTQI topics in the humanities, architecture, design, and the arts. QCCA is an on-going collaboration between the Queer Cultural Center, California College of the Arts, and U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.

QCCA Organizing Committee: Rudy Lemcke and Tina Takemoto (co-chairs), Jacqueline Francis, Tirza T. Latimer, and Greig Crysler.

History 2009 – 2016

January 24, 2017
Picturing the Political: Richard Fung in Conversation with Pratibha Parmar

Timken Auditorium, CCA SF

October 25th, 2016
Douglas Crimp in conversation with Tina Takemoto
October 25th, 7pm.
Timken Hall, CCA SF.

March 7, 2016
Planning for Queer Lives
Matthias Hollwich and Kian Goh in Conversation
Timken Hall
SF Campus, California College of the Arts

April 7, 2016
Emering Scholars Program presents:
Queer Technologies: A Conversation: with Emily Holmes, Anton Stuebner and Dorothy Santos.

Moderated by Nicole Archer
Helzel Boardroom, SF Campus, California College of the Arts
April 7, 2016
Douglas Crimp in conversation with Tina Takemoto
Tuesday, October 25th, 7pm.
Timken Hall, CCA SF.
November 11, 2015
OUTTAKES TWO: Queer Asian Cinema
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
October 30, 2015
Difficult Queers: Jongwoo Jeremy Kim in Conversation with Christopher Reed
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
March 17, 2015
Queer California: A Conversation on Music and Mapping
with Karen Tongson and Raquel Gutiérrez

Wurster Gallery (101), Wurster Hall, U.C. Berkeley
March 17, 2015
OUTTAKES: Queer Asian Cinema
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Q&A-Alice FriedmanFebruary 11, 2015
Queer Old Things: image, myth and memory in 20th century Paris
112 Wurster Hall
U.C. Berkeley
QueerAbstraction640October 31, 2014
Queer Abstraction: Harmony Hammond and Tirza Ture Latimer in Conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
TSQ_320v2October 15, 2014
Trans-Cultural Production – David Getsy and Julian Carter
CCA Boardroom, SF Campus
Queer-Ecologies-PosterSeptember 11, 2014
QUEER ECOLOGIES: A Gallery Event and Conversation Featuring Kim Anno and Adrian Parr
Wurster Hall Gallery (110), UC BerkeleyIntroduction by Greig Crysler
thegroveFeatureMarch 21, 2014
The Grove: A Film by Andy Abrahams Wilson and Tom Shepard
Introduction by Neil Schwartz
Timken Hall, CCA
WFFIS_20070902110907March 13, 2014
Pratibha Parmar and Allan deSouza in Conversation
Brava for Women in the Arts TheaterModerated by Jacqueline Francis
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Queer Space (revisited) with Aaron Betsky
Speaker: Aaron Betsky
Moderated by Neal Schwartz
Timken, CCA
Alternative FuturesFebruary 1 – March 15, 2014
February 15, Opening Reception
Alternative Futures Exhibition
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Curated by Neal Schwartz
QArt&CulturePostersmSeptember 16, 2013
The Making of Art and Culture: a Conversation between Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer
Speakers: Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer
Moderated by Tirza True Latimer
Timken Hall, CCA
sister_spitMarch 7, 2013
Narrative (Inter)Actions Performance Lecture by Sister Spit
(QCCA hosted a pre-lecture reception for the artists)
Timken Lobby, CCA
FemaleTr_smPosterFebruary 9, 2012
FEMALE TROUBLE: A Gender Fuck Program
Film Screening of work by: Conrad Ventura, Patti Podesta, Steven Arnold, Narcissister, Zackary Drucker and Vaginal Creme Davis
Speakers: Bradford Nordeen (Dirty Looks) and Margaret Tedesco
Timken Hall, CCA
s_9.-Jack-Kerouac-wanderingJune 23, 2013
Snapshot Poetics Now: Queer Encounters with Allen Ginsberg
Contemporary Jewish MuseumArtists: Tirza Latimer, Justin Chin, Jaime Cortez, Kim Anno/Joyce Burstein, Jewelle Gomez and DL Alvarez
Curated by Rudy Lemcke and Tina Takemoto
QCCACvetPostersmSeptember 28, 2012
Ann Cvetkovich in Conversation with Tammy Rae Carland
Timken Hall, CCA
RiggsPosterQCCA10_11October 21, 2011
Signifyin’ Marlon Riggs – A Screening and Panel Discussion of Marlon Riggs’s, “Black Is Black Ain’t”
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Jeanne Finley, Pat Turner, Nicole Atkinson-Roach, and Blackberri
Moderated by Cheryl Dunye
CameraworkDWbnrDecember 10, 2010
Emergency Screening
A Fire in My Belly – a short film by David Wojnarowicz
and Panel Discussion
Speakers: Chuck Mobley, Julia Haas, Alison Maurer, Irene Gustofson, Jonathan Katz, Kim Anno, Julian Carter, Robert Atkins
SF Camerawork
Performing-PBqccaFebruary 22, 2011
Performing the Political Body
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Cecilio Cooper, Keith Hennessy, and Tina Takemoto
Moderated by Melanie Corn
QCCASugggestionsOctober 22, 2010
Suggestions of a Life Being Lead
Panel in conjunction with the exhibition
S.F. CameraworkSpeakers: Adrienne Skye Roberts and Danny Orendorff – exhibition curators; Jeannie Simms, Eric Stanley, Chris Vargas, and Greg Youmans – exhibiting artists
Introductions: Chuck Mobley, SF Camerawork
Moderated by Tammy Rae Carland, CCA
QCCAUnrulyPosterMarch 1, 2010
Unruly Work: Queer Art and Activism
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Julia Bryan-Wilson, Juana Maria Rodriguez and Allison Smith
Moderated by Julian Carter
QCCAMetadataPosterNovember 10, 2009
Meta/Data: Art, Technology and (Queer) Identity
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: E.G. Crichton, Rudy Lemcke, Nomi Talisman
Moderated by Tirza True Latimer
QCCABatmanPosterFINAL72March 23, 2009
A Conversation in Re-Memory of Bernice Bing
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Moira Roth, Kim Anno, Lenore Chinn, Flo Oy Wong, and Alexa Young (executor of Bernice Bing estate)
Moderated by: Jennifer Banta
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Queer Curation
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Harmony Hammond, Jonathan D. Katz, and Pamela Peniston
Moderated by Tirza True Latimer
MakingQueerHistories-350February 9, 2009
Making Queer Histories
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Cheryl Dunye, Rob Epstein, and Susan Stryker
Moderated by Julian Carter