In Be/longing Berlin – A City in Queer Loves, cultural anthropologist Omar Kasmani will read from his autotheoretical and biographical text Thin Attachments. In the work Sufis and queer hipsters, saints and strangers, lovers and researchers all meet – whether in cafés, mosques, online or in bed. After the reading Kasmani will speak with Irish artist Doireann O’Malley about how migrant longings change and shape the idea of Berlin as a city. In English with German excerpts.
Starting at 7pm. Entry: 4 Euros
Omar Kasmani is a cultural anthropologist and post-doctoral fellow at the Collaborative Research Center Affective Societies at Freie Universität, Berlin. His research interests lie at the intersection of religion, public intimacy and the politics of queer futures. His PhD research (FU-Berlin, 2016) focused on saintly intimacy among women, men, and trans*gender fakirs in Pakistan. His current work delves into queer-affective be/longing in Berlin. He has co-edited the volume Muslim Matter (Revolver Publishing, 2016) and teaches on religion, gender and sexuality