Lecture “Politicas y genealogías trans*” of Lucas Platero organized by the Càtedra d’Estudis Artístics. Segles XX / XXI
R. Lucas Platero Méndez is a Doctor in Sociology and CC. Policies by the UNED and currently teaching in socio-community intervention and the master’s program in Collective Mental Health of the UOC. Directs the collection of publications in trans * studies, of the Bellaterra Publishing House http://www.ed-bellaterra.com/admin2/uploads/docs/20170327160659-1.pdf.
He is a member of several research projects, which include: the European Project HERA “Cruising the 1970s-CRUSEV” (2016-2018), and project i + d “Multiple voices, plural knowledge and biomedical technologies” (2016-2018), Dep of Science, Technology and Society, Institute of Philosophy of the CSIC. He has worked on several European research projects, with emphasis on intersectionality, intimate citizenship and the construction of the LGBT political agenda. He has published numerous articles in international and state research journals; his published books are: “Herramientas para combatir el bullying homofóbico” (Talasa, 2007); “Lesbianas. Discursos y representaciones” (Melusina, 2008)
“Intersecciones. Cuerpos y sexualidades en la encrucijada” (Bellaterra, 2012)
Trans*exualidades. Acompañamientos, factores de salud y recursos educativos” (Bellaterra, 2014)
“Por un chato de vino. Historias de travestismo y masculinidad femenina” (Bellaterra, 2015)
y “Barbarismos queer y otras esdrújulas” (Bellaterra, 2017)
CHAIR OF ARTISTIC STUDIES. 20th/21st CENTURIES
IVAM-UV-UPV (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern-Universitat de València-Universitat Politècnica de València-Universidad Miguel Hernández)
Directors: Juan Vicente Aliaga / Vicente Sánchez-Biosca
The life in images of contemporary culture outruns the (material and immaterial) traditional spaces in which they were entrapped in the past, even the recent past. Their genres and registers, their ambits of circulation, their ceaseless migrations give the impression of offering a previously unknown experience of the real at the same time as, in an apparent paradox, they display a not in the least feigned technological pride.
Nevertheless, however much studies of the History of Art, Fine Arts, Journalism and Audiovisual Communication have attempted to adapt to the demands of this state of affairs, the lability of the borders between creation and reflection, technology and art, the media and the collective imaginary, among others, requires more ductile ambits of reflection and debate than those to be found in university studies and traditional research. On the other hand, unlike classical philology, palaeography, the exegesis of written texts and the image still presents an imbalance between its (emotional, conceptual, political, memory-based) impact and the instruments provided to analyse it.
The aim of Cátedra Estudios Artísticos, arising from the collaboration between the University of Valencia, the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the IVAM, will consist in encouraging this reflection about the life of images both in the world of art and in social life, including imaginary. It will do so broadmindedly, avoiding academic, artistic or technological restrictions, but, nevertheless, thriving on and taking advantage of all the academic, museum-based and institutional aids at its disposal. For that reason, the fact that it is held at the IVAM is propitious because it can enrich its activities with the reflection about exhibitions, installations or lectures, and also the series of projections.