Frances Lee and Maisha Manson perform at Common AREA Maintenance

Frances Lee and Maisha Manson

On October 6th, second year Master of Arts in Cultural Studies students Frances Lee and Maisha Manson, with Jordan Alam and Eli Steffen performed at Common AREA Maintenance in Belltown. The event was the first of a community experimental lecture series on “Embodied Utopias: Expansive Potentialities in the Here and Now.” Framing questions included: Can our bodies become sights of utopian expression today? How does our longing and desire for non-normative expressions of self and connection project possibilities into the future? 

Frances and Maisha's talk, titled "Rosy Quartz Flexy Futures," positioned longboarding as a queer spiritual practice and a small act of minoritarian contestation pointing towards utopia.