Creatively queer: a creative writing guidebook for anyone working, advocating or agitating in sustainable development

Toolkit
, 52 pages
PDF (2.33 MB)
22401iied.pdf
Language:
English
Published: June 2024
Publisher(s):
ISBN: 9781837590896
Product code:22401IIED

Join this experiment to use creative writing to explore the margins of traditional research and professional activities. We will use different creative writing techniques to probe the under-explored dimensions of gender and sexuality in our research fields and working life. 

A queer-feminist approach to creative writing is aligned with gender and sexual liberation. We embrace ‘queer’ for its queerness — its searching questions seeking to unsettle dichotomies and insistence on time, space and attention for sex and subversion — for its playfulness, fuzziness, and unpolished politics and practices.

We will follow feminist traditions of understanding the personal as political, examining how our identities influence our analyses and shape our relationships to research and practice, writing in the first person, insisting that our lived experience is valid, and embracing the objective of using our work to challenge patriarchal domination and other forms of oppression based on race, class, sexual orientation, ability and place of origin.

Cite this publication

Landesman, T. (2024). Creatively queer: a creative writing guidebook for anyone working, advocating or agitating in sustainable development. IIED, London.
Available at https://www.iied.org/22401iied