The Gay Heritage Project presented a variety of themes concomitant with gay culture that may be interesting for the group to discuss. To kick things off, I thought it might be worthwhile to look at how geography intersects with culture, especially in a transformative capacity. A few questions to consider:
How does urban geography develop with a cultural purpose?
What is the relationship between cultural and geographical transformation?
What is the significance of the supposed decline of Toronto's gay village?
How do queer spaces impact social development?
While I'm hoping to incorporate a variety of literature, the main paper I will be drawing discussion material from is Catherine Nash's "Queering neighbourhoods: Politics and practice in Toronto", available here: http://www.acme-journal.org/vol12/Nash2013.pdf
Think about the significance of physical spaces and their impact on development. In a world that is becoming increasingly digital, how is society's relationship to physical spaces changing?
I look forward to talking about all of this on Sunday, December 29 at 3pm, 519 Church Street Community Centre.