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 LGBTQ+ 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.



March 20, 2019
Dinh Q. Lê in conversation with Việt Lê

February 21, 2019
Sonic Event: Sarah Hennies, Kadet Kuhne, and Carla Lucero
October 17, 2018
Eccentric Conversations with the Emerging Scholars Program
with Sienna Freeman, Anthea Black, and Elena Gross.
Moderated by Kim Anno
Kadist, 3295 20th St, San Francisco, CA
October 3, 2018
Jack Halberstam:
Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark
October 2, 2018
Queer Pedagogy:
Anthea Black in Conversation with Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera

April 3, 2018
Queer Lights: New Projects by CCA Filmmakers
Kim Anno, Robert Epstein, Việt Lê, and Pratibha Parmar

Picture of Sara AhmedFebruary 16th, 2018
Sara Ahmed

Room 112, Wurster Hall
UC Berkeley

Photo of Citra GaneshOctober 24, 2017
Chitra Ganesh in Conversation with Pratibha Parmar

Timken Auditorium, CCA SF

Photo of Richard FungJanuary 24, 2017
Picturing the Political: Richard Fung in Conversation with Pratibha Parmar

Timken Auditorium, CCA SF

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

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

Photo of Pink Masks by Zach BlasApril 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
Image of poster with text Out Takes TwoNovember 11, 2015
OUTTAKES TWO: Queer Asian Cinema
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Photo of Jongwoo Jeremy Kim and Christopher ReedOctober 30, 2015
Difficult Queers: Jongwoo Jeremy Kim in Conversation with Christopher Reed
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Map of southern californiaMarch 17, 2015
Queer California: A Conversation on Music and Mapping
with Karen Tongson and Raquel Gutiérrez

Wurster Gallery (101), Wurster Hall, U.C. Berkeley
Poster image of text that says Outtakes March 17, 2015
OUTTAKES: Queer Asian Cinema
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Photo of Alice FriedmanFebruary 11, 2015
Queer Old Things: image, myth and memory in 20th century Paris
112 Wurster Hall
U.C. Berkeley
Photo of Harmony Hammond, Tirza Ture Latimer and Julia Bryan-WilsonOctober 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 magazine coverOctober 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
Photo of people in a circle still from the film The GroveMarch 21, 2014
The Grove: A Film by Andy Abrahams Wilson and Tom Shepard
Introduction by Neil Schwartz
Timken Hall, CCA
Photo of Pratibha ParmarMarch 13, 2014
Pratibha Parmar and Allan deSouza in Conversation
Brava for Women in the Arts TheaterModerated by Jacqueline Francis
book cover for Queer Space by Aaron BetskyFebruary 24, 2014
Queer Space (revisited) with Aaron Betsky
Speaker: Aaron Betsky
Moderated by Neal Schwartz
Timken, CCA
Alternative Futures poster image of futuristic housing complexFebruary 1 – March 15, 2014
February 15, Opening Reception
Alternative Futures Exhibition
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Curated by Neal Schwartz
Cover of Queer Art and Culture Book several images of Queer artSeptember 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
Poster of Sister Spit. A cartoon image of a funky book storeMarch 7, 2013
Narrative (Inter)Actions Performance Lecture by Sister Spit
(QCCA hosted a pre-lecture reception for the artists)
Timken Lobby, CCA
Female Trouble PosterFebruary 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
Jack-Kerouac photo by Allan GinsbergJune 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
Poster image of several personal objects by Tammy Rae CarlandSeptember 28, 2012
Ann Cvetkovich in Conversation with Tammy Rae Carland
Timken Hall, CCA
Marlon Riggs Poster for Black is Black aintOctober 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
Photo of David Wojnarowick with lips sewn closedDecember 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 politcs posterFebruary 22, 2011
Performing the Political Body
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Cecilio Cooper, Keith Hennessy, and Tina Takemoto
Moderated by Melanie Corn
Poster for Suggestions of a life exhibition. Two asian women in front of fake backgroundOctober 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
Unruly Work Poster Image of Cockettes and other fiber artistsMarch 1, 2010
Unruly Work: Queer Art and Activism
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Julia Bryan-Wilson, Juana Maria Rodriguez and Allison Smith
Moderated by Julian Carter
Metadata poster work by rudy lemcke, nomi talisman and EG CrichtonNovember 10, 2009
Meta/Data: Art, Technology and (Queer) Identity
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: E.G. Crichton, Rudy Lemcke, Nomi Talisman
Moderated by Tirza True Latimer
Batman Gallery poster with Bernice Bing photo with paintingsMarch 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
Queer Curation Poster image by Harmony HammondMarch 9, 2009
Queer Curation
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Harmony Hammond, Jonathan D. Katz, and Pamela Peniston
Moderated by Tirza True Latimer
Queer Histories Poster image by Harmony HammondFebruary 9, 2009
Making Queer Histories
Timken Hall, CCASpeakers: Cheryl Dunye, Rob Epstein, and Susan Stryker
Moderated by Julian Carter