Queer-identifying religious youth research project exhibited at LSBU's Weeks Centre
01 May 2014
The exhibition features a range of powerful artwork
and mind maps created by young people as part of 'Making Space for
Queer Identifying Religious Youth', a project which sought to
look at the
experiences, choices and identities of LGBT religious youth across the UK.
The artwork by 38 participants in the project will be on display
at the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, the
internationally renowned research centre known for its pioneering work in
gender and sexuality.
The exhibition is the culmination of initial findings from this
ongoing project, funded by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research
Council), which explores both religion and
sexuality in young people's lives. It highlights young people's understanding
of religion and the relationship between everyday religious practices and
On display will be numerous images, drawings, reflective diary
extracts and colourful mind maps from the collected research.
The exhibition will displayed on the mezzanine level of the Keyworth Centre
during two events over the summer: the first,
a book launch and wine reception following the Queer
Youth Histories Workshop on 19 June 2014. Visitors to the Critical Diversities
Conference on 10 and 11 July will also have the opportunity to view the exhibition.