"Queer is anything that exists outside of the dominant narrative" (says Cleo Anderson, from @GLAAD) and many people around the world, LGBT or not, are discovering new narratives on how to live their lives
"Tarot cards can provide a framework to see a situation with powerful precision, revealing the perspective and meaning to a challenge."
It is my a personal investigation on how the ramdomness of the cards (considered by many as esoteric) can evoke and reflect upon important archetypal situations of human living.
Thru these so called "coincidences" Tarot can not only provide visual aid for abstract questions (imagery is better at evoking memory than words), but also organize these narratives in a design-thinking approach to understand complex scenarios.
Queer Tarot is a Design exercise on questioning what are the stories we are telling ourselves when solving a particular problem, whether personal or organizational.
#design #storytelling #tarot #queer
1. Scientifically present some of the social norms of the present social system:
Patriarchy, Capitalism & Colonialism;
2. Reflect on how that affects the conception and development of applied social technologies > PROJECTS, PRODUCTS, PRACTICES
Areas of research I’m working on include:
- How can we design technology and Internet-based products that promote gender equality?
- How does gender, sex and sexuality shape the way we relate and communicate?
- How do the implications of the information age impact our personalities and identities?
- How can we develop inclusive narratives towards social innovation?
- How can we promote diversity through pop culture?
Development & Investiment Bodies
NGOs & Social Entrepreneurship
ART & CREATIVITY
Classes | Conferences | Presentations & Workshops
for educational bodies interested in taking part on transversal discussions about sexuality and gender and their own areas of expertise. Talks on gender-oriented projects and practices for human rights, social innovation, social responsibility or social entrepreneurship
Consultancy & Coaching for public and private organizations sensitive to social observation and interested in applied research on patterns of human behavior.
Development of Diversity values for Human Resources procedures and Gender/Sexuality-oriented Business & Marketing strategies
Design Thinking & Branding
Gender and sexuality considerations for the development of Design-oriented projects;
Social Design: Communication strategies and Storytelling for Diversity and marginalized groups;
Trends forecasting based on human behavior analysis;
Technology and Product development focused on socially responsible values and sustainability;
Research & Development for the development of AI-oriented projects
Development of Ethics & Compliance Programs for Internet-based products
Welcome to the #QUEERFUTURE \\ 2h
How the GENDER discussion may help us build the world we want to live in.
How does GENDER, SEX and SEXUALITY shape the way we relate and communicate?
Is GENDER on technology?
How human behaviors take part in SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY.
Implications of the INFORMATION AGE on our personalities and identities.
SPECIFIC TOPICS || 1h each:
THE GENDER SYSTEM:
The sex/gender system for dummies.
Basics about how gender, sex and sexuality shape the way we relate and communicate.
What the acronym stands for and its uses on the information age.
Who are they?
EXCLUSION AND PRIVILEGE:
How gender, sex, and sexuality can shape our participation in society.
We also need to talk about body, color, and age.
GENDER BASED CONSUMPTION & TECHNOLOGY:
Are the LGBT the new pin-ups?
How are human behaviors being incorporated into our organizational practices?
THE FAILURE OF THE HERO:
Analyzing storytelling methodologies based on the myth of the "Hero´s Journey".
Developing #queernarratives towards social innovation.
The rise of new social values in a journey on POP music.
Inclusion, recognition, and practices of promoting diversity as a tool for social development -
notions and cases of social entrepreneurship.
HOT DISCUSSIONS || 1h each:
CHEMSEX AND MARYJUANA:
The side effects of a gender-based society - drugs and medicalization.
How chems are playing an important role in our relationships - a special alert for teenagers!
BDSM: PLEASURE AND PAIN IN MODERN SOCIETY
Exploring risks, limits, and self-conscience thru sexual practices.
An overview of how we are reflecting social expectations in our relationships.
WHAT IS A DRAGQUEEN ANYWAY?:
Understanding the "drag" phenomena, gender-fluid and queer.
Can we live outside the GENDER system?
THE DRAG EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP\\ 4H
HOW IMPERSONATING A "WOMAN" MADE ME A BETTER MAN!
Reflexions of the GENDER system on our minds, bodies and relations. A funny and playful way of thinking about the feminine and masculine aspects of our personalities.
THE "DRAG EXPERIENCE" WORKSHOP\\ IAM18 || Elisava School of Design - Barcelona