Friday November 26 from 6 to 9 pm; Saturday November 27 from 10 am to 2 pm
Friday November 26
Cynthia Patton and Michel Feher
Saturday November 27
Christophe Broqua and Ferran Pujol
Christophe Broqua is a doctor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, París). His early research work focused on HIV/AIDS-related collective movements in France. He is currently researching forms of homosexuality in French speaking countries in Western Africa.
Michel Feher is a philosopher, founding editor of Zone Books, and the president of Cette France-là, a French organization that publishes a yearly volume monitoring France's immigration policy under the Sarkozy presidency.
Cindy Patton was an activist in the early AIDS movement through the mid-1990s, and was a cofounder, in 1982, of the Boston AIDS Action Committee. She continues to write on the cultural and social aspects of AIDS, from her position as Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and Canada Research Chair in Community, Culture and Health at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
Beatriz Preciado is a philosopher and researcher at Princeton University, a lecturer in gender theory and the political history of the body at Paris 8 University, and on the teaching staff at the MACBA's Independent Studies Program (PEI). She is also an active participant in the current debate on ways of subjectivation and identity, not just in Spain but also in various international forums. Her books Manifiesto contra-sexual (2002) and Testo yonqui (2008) are key reference texts in contemporary queer theory. Her essay Pornotopía. Arquitectura y sexualidad en Playboy durante la guerra fría, on the origins of what became the world's biggest-selling adult magazine, was the finalist in the 38th Premio Anagrama de Ensayo.
Ferran Pujol is the director of the NOMS-Hispanosida project, one of the largest and most active NGOs fighting AIDS in Spain. His latest project involved implementing Spain's first community-based centre for the detection of HIV and other STIs aimed at gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Ferran Pujol is a member of the EATG (European AIDS Treatment Group) and a founding member of CACSIDA (Spanish Community Advisory Board on AIDS).