This encounter takes you on a walk through the history of transsexuality
in Barcelona. The director of the Historical Memory of the Gay-Lesbian Coordinator, Leopold Estapé, will guide us through some emblematic areas of the city to better understand the life of certain unique characters. The itinerary will review a wide range of trans identities throughout history, from how genre was identified on tombs in antiquity to the trans Sonia Rescalvo, who paid with her life. En route we will encounter the figure of Catalina de Erauso(the Nun Lieutenant) in the Barcelona of the sixteenth century, the Inquisition, Jean Genet, Ocaña and the transformism of the nightspots on the Avinguda Paral·lel.

The route acknowledges the celebrated while also paying homage to those anonymous bodies upon which, to this day, the history of the sexual and affective diversity of the city continues to be built.

Coordinated by Héctor Acuña

Co-organized by:

L'Internationale. Our Many Europes. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Our Many Europes is a programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale" and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna Galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

Photo: Josep Menoyo


SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER, at 11.30 am
free. Advance booking required
Participants: 25
Meeting point: Plaça de la Vila de Madrid, s/n, El Gòtic

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