Q-Space co-founder Dr Trude Sundberg will discuss her experience of building the community on 2 March 2017

China Exchange London will host Belonging in Beijing: LGBTQ+ in China on 2 March 2017.

Co-founder of Q-Space, Dr Sunberg, will share her first-hand experience of building an inclusive community for LGBTQ+ groups n China.  Q-Space is a Beijing-based centre for inclusiveness of the LGBTQ+ communities. Dr Sunberg will reflect on her involvement with the centre and discuss the social and political challenges for the community in China.
The talk is the second event of China Exchange’s Elements Programme, which promotes China-specific topics and debates.

About Q-Space

Q-Space is an LGBTQ+ centre based in Beijing that presents itself as a “marker space”. The centre encourages artist and academic collaboration to better the lives of the communities. Their motto, “我们 can do it”, is a smart Chinese adaptation of the feminist slogan “Women Can Do it”. In Chinese, “我们” translations to “we” but its phonetics read “wŏmen”.

About the speaker

Dr Trude Sundberg is the co-founder of Q-Space and the Joint Coordinator of the University of Kent’s Q-Step Centre, where she is also a lecturer of Social Policy. The Q-Step Centre combines innovative teaching with applied social sciences. Dr Sunberg researches attitudes towards vulnerable groups and the legitimacy of European, North American and Australian welfare systems. She is currently researching attitudes, perceptions and values towards social policies and judgement of the “deservingness” of needy groups in China as part of a British Academy funded research project.

With special thanks to Dr Joy Y. Zhang, Senior Lecturer in Sociology from Kent University. 

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Event: Belonging in Beijing: LGBTQ+ in China
Location: China Exchange, 32A Gerrard St, London W1D 6JA
Date: 02/03/17
Time: 18:30 to 19:45
Price: £6