Restarting public space and sexual politics. Text: Marty Huber

Ten years after the first gay pride march in Vienna, much criticism of the consistent increase in commercialization of the parades has been voiced. What went awry somewhere between reclaiming the streets and the evolution of the parade as just one more titillating (queer) annual event? What possible detours can we take when passing through the politics of public space? However, before we walk the streets, we will need to gather some things together: what theoretical companions could be useful in a fight for repoliticizing public space and for creating queer interventions? The question of commercialization is a theme that will be interwoven throughout the text as we pass through theory and practice.

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