Francesco Palmieri aka WARBEAR: Sex, Drugs & the Bear who Danced

16 May 2016, 4:30-5:30pm

Seminar & book presentation with Prof. Katrien Jacobs

On the occasion of the symposium Gender/Queer Sexualities and Digital Activism, the Department of Cultural & Religious Studies is pleased to present a special seminar taking place at the at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Our distinguished guest, Francesco Macrone Palmieri a.k.a WARBEAR, will present a video/slide show to launch his book TANZ BERLIN: Oltre il muro del clubbing (Beyond the Wall of Clubbing, 2016). In this book he evokes and analyzes the city of Berlin as contemporary geographies of sexuality and queer clubbing, whose research methods and narratives inquire new definitions of autoethnography and queer culture. Palmieri will also pitch the emerging fields of “club studies” and “scene economies” while referencing a history of dancing, photography and social media, urban anthropology and the sociology of literature.  

“TANZ BERLIN. Beyond the wall of clubbing” is beingdistributed in all Italian bookstores and it is available online at (at the moment in Italian only).

This seminar is free and open to the public.  Students and faculty as well as artists and activists with an interest in Gender/Queer Studies, Fine Arts, Anthropology and Dance Culture may wish to join this special seminar.  To register:

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About the Speaker

Born in Rome the 22nd October 1970 and living between Rome and Berlin, Francesco Macarone Palmieri aka WABEAR works as social anthropologist,writer, DJ and curator. In 2002, he received the Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development at the La Sapienza University of Rome. He is now a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering. His work is based on Cultural Studies with a focus on Urban Anthropology, New Media, Geographies of Sexualities, Netporn Studies and Epistemology of Emotions. He collides his theoretical research with the fields of Independent Cinema and Event Management.

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