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Ecoqueer Research Week

3 September - 10 September

Join us in September 2023 for a week of reading, discussion, and debate on the topic of ecoqueer theory.

The Quinta Project understands itself as an ecoqueer experimental space, and we will spend the week teasing out the possibilities of the term. In what way can the two ideas of ecology and queerness excite, illuminate, and expand each other? What does it mean for our ecology to be queer, or for our queerness to be ecological?

Drawing on a wealth of writing – from interviews and magazine pieces to scholarly articles and monographs – we will think through how our land-based practice can benefit from an engagement with theory, and how theory needs to adapt in order to accommodate and celebrate practice. We will consider how ecoqueer ideas might inform the way we live alongside each other, interact with other species, and use space and materials.

Each day will offer opportunities for study and reflection, as well as discussion over communal meals. We will also work the land together, getting to know the practices of the Quinta Project in order to understand better how they resonate with the ideas of philosophers and theorists. By the end of the week, we will use our developing ideas to revisit and revise the Quinta Manifesto, shaping and sharpening the Quinta Project’s political aspirations. This will be a week of learning, idea sharing, and intellectual companionship as we continue our quest for the good ecoqueer life.

Please arrive on Sunday afternoon. If coming by bus from Lisbon, we can collect you from Marvão. We will have a tour of the land and the facilities at 16:00, followed by a dinner together.

Departure is after brunch the next Sunday.

The accommodation will be in shared double rooms, shared sleeping space or tents at Community House.

All food during the week will be shared (vegan)

Location: The Quinta Project, Marvão, Portugal

 All gatherings are free to attend. While participants will not be charged for food or accommodation it is expected that each will actively and intentionally contribute to the shape, content, environment and outcome of the week. We can not cover the cost of travel to/from the Quinta.

Registration process:

This is a living, experimental space where we work together to practice and model the kind of interactions we wish to see more of in the world. Before applying, please consider whether or not you are committed to participating in a way that honours and celebrates the multi-faceted mission of the Quinta and that you are willing to co-create the week with your fellow participants.

Please complete the registration form available here (from 1. November – 15. January)

Ecoqueer Research Week


3 September
10 September
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All events are in English (unless stated otherwise).

All events are FREE. 

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