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This year, 2015, marks the official launch of the Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies, a project intended to be continued and replicated in the upcoming years, in other places. More than a single conference, we aim to create a platform to encourage European and worldwide research on (consensual) non-monogamies and other under-researched topics dealing with contemporary intimacies, like asexuality and a-romanticism.

Among the issues we are concerned about, we can list the following:

  • Research around the lived experiences of non-monogamies, especially those considered consensual;
  • Ideological and representational changes in how intimacies are thought of;
  • Intersections with race, sex-gender, sexual orientation, kinship, kink, sex work, class, culture, religion, dis/ability, asexuality, a-romanticism
  • Activism and community-building around non-monogamies;
  • Reproduction of normativities and resistances: polynormativity and relationship anarchy, neo-liberalism and political contestation;
  • Evolution of scientific discourses on non-monogamies;
  • Challenges to counseling, psychotherapy, (public) health and legal frameworks around non-monogamies;
  • The roles of mass media and new technologies around transformations of intimacy.

Please see the Call for Contributions, now closed, both academic and non-academic – HERE.

Please see our Guidelines for Academic/Activist Spaces – HERE.

The International Organizing Committee gathers a multitude of researchers from around the world, and this year’s Conference is co-organized by two Portuguese research centers: CICS.NOVA and CES – Center for Social Studies (through the research project INTIMATE). The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon.

CICS.Nova logoFCSH LogoINTIMATE logoCES UC logo

Conference Calendar

Pre-Launch Event: September 24th, 2015 – MORE INFO

Dates for Contribution Submission and Notification of Acceptance

NEW Dealine for abstract submission May 31st
Acceptance notification July 1st

Dates for Registration and Payment

Dealine for early bird fee August 15th

Dates for the Programme (tentative)

Preliminary Programme by August 24th
Final Programme by September 19th

Conference Date: September 25th-27th, 2015


See more about the venue spaces here.
Printable Programme (21/09/2015).

Sept. 25th

9:30 – 10:30 – Registration Opens (Auditorium 1)

10:30 – 11:00 – Opening Ceremony (Auditorium 1)

  • Luís Baptista (FCSH-UNL)
  • Paula Marques (Lisbon City Hall)
  • Ana Cristina Santos (INTIMATE / CES / UC)
  • Manuel Lisboa (CICS.NOVA / FCSH-UNL)

11:00 – 13:00 – First Keynote Speech (Meg John Barker & Ana Cristina Santos) (Auditorium 1)

«Non/monogamies: Rewriting the Rules», Meg John Barker

«Normalizing the slut? Relational citizenship, care and the daily management of intimacy», Ana Cristina Santos

Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:00 – Parallel Sessions

16:30 – 18:00 – Parallel Sessions

18:30 – 20:00 – Parallel Sessions

Sept. 26th

9:00 – 11:00 – Second Keynote Speech (Brigitte Vasallo & Nathan Rambukkana) (Auditorium 1)

«Dismantling monogamy, far beyond the exclusivity issue», Brigitte Vasallo

«Unmappable Subjects: Intimacy, Privilege and Polygamous Women in Canadian Public Sphere Discourse», Nathan Rambukkana

11:30 – 13:00 – Parallel Sessions

Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:00 – Parallel Sessions

16:30 – 18:00 – Parallel Sessions

18:30 – 20:00 – Book Launch Session (Auditorium 1)

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

      • Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools, New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010 // Love You Two, Sydney: Random House, 2008

Maria Silvério

      • Swing: Eu, Tu… Eles, Lisboa: Chiado Editora, 2014

Marlene Wasserman

      • Cyber Infidelity: The New Seduction, Human & Rosseau, 2015

Nathan Rambukkana

      • Fraught Intimacies: Non/Monogamy in the Public Sphere, Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015

Sept. 27th

9:00 – 11:00 – Third Keynote Speech (Pepper Mint & Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli) (Auditorium 1)

«Who Is Not Here? Addressing Power and Diversity in Research and Organizing», Pepper Mint

«Poly and MOREs go to the Movies: Analysing Polyamorous and Mixed-Orientation Relationship Representations in film», Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

11:30 – 13:00 – Parallel Sessions

Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:00 – Parallel Sessions

16:30 – 18:00 – Parallel Sessions

18:30 – 20:00 – Parallel Sessions

20:00 – 20:15 – Closing Session and Remarks (Auditorium 1)

Social Events

Conference-organized Social Events

1st NMCI Pre-Launch Party (Sept. 24th, 6 pm)

1st NMCI Closing Party (Sept. 27th, 9:30 pm)

Available Rooms

The Conference Organization has set aside a few rooms in a few time slots. If you are part of the Conference and wish to propose an informal activity which would make use of one of these rooms, please contact the Conference Organization via email, and send a detailed proposal for such activity, including:

  • objective;
  • main target audience;
  • coherence with the Conference objectives;
  • expected participation;
  • specific technical requirements.

Please be mindful that any event must per force take place within any of these rooms. These are teaching rooms at a university, and therefore equipped as such (for more information seehere). During the duration of the activity, the proponent will be responsible for the space allotted to them. Any activities must also follow our Guidelines for Academic/Activist Spaces.

Available spaces as of now are:

  • Sept. 26th, 4:30 pm – 6 pm: Room T 9
  • Sept. 27th, 11:30 am – 1 pm: Room T 10
  • Sept. 27th, 6:30 pm – 8 pm: Room T 12

Keynote Speeches

Sept. 25, 2015 – Meg-John Barker & Ana Cristina Santos

Sept. 26, 2015 – Brigitte Vasallo & Nathan Rambukkana

Sept. 27, 2015 – Pepper Mint & Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

1st NMCI Pre-Launch Party

The Conference Organization is putting together an exciting Pre-Launch event, starting at around 6:00PM (18:00) on the 24th!

This event will be a joint collaboration between the Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference Organization and the Portuguese feminist association UMAR – União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta.

The event will be held at the Center for Feminist Culture and Intervention (CCIF), HERE (Google Maps link; street-level view). To see how to get there, please check this page.

Among other activities, we will have:

  • An overview of the Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies concept and what the International Organization Committee foresees for future years;
  • A short presentation of all the people involved in preparing this Conference, both at the national and international level;
  • An open debate around the principles for shared academic/activist spaces, around our  “Guidelines” document;;
  • Food and drinks (vegan-friendly);
  • A chance to meet up before the conference, to connect, to share help and resources;
  • and…

The viewing of the movie Marriage 2.0 (18+ only), followed by a live Skype session with movie screenwriter and producer, Andrew Sullivan! Check out some information about the movie here, for example.

Join us on the 24th, at the CCIF, and help us kickstart the 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference!


Closing Party

The Conference’s closing party will take place at Mob Lisboa, and we’ll get things started at 9:30 pm, so you have time to grab some dinner beforehand!

Dance to music, grab a bite, talk to people post-conference, hang out, or just chill – this very welcoming space is going to host us until midnight, just so everybody has a change to socialize a bit before returning home!

Find out more about the space here.

How do I get there?

It’s really easy! The place is right next to the Intendente metro station – see the map here, and you’ll notice “Intendente” just to the left of the place.

The Intendente metro station is part of the green line.

Taking the conference venue as a reference point, you can:

  • Enter Campo Pequeno (Yellow Line) and board towards Odivelas, switching lines at Campo Grande to the Green Line, where you’d then board the train headed towards Cais do Sodré, exiting at Intendente (more info here).
  • Enter Praça de Espanha (Blue Line), board towards Santa Apolónia, switch lines at Baixa-Chiado to the Green line, board the train headed to Telheiras and exit at Intendente.


IMPORTANTE NOTICE: IF YOU ARE NOT AN AUTHOR, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER OR PAY. Non-authors or co-authors have no seat reservation or pre-registration. Seating availability for non-authors will work on a first-come, first-served basis, without any reservations. Apologies for any inconvenience.

We at the Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference practice a tiered fee system that attempts to take into consideration the social and economic inequalities that academics, activists and artists face in different places of the globe.

These are the various tiers available. The prices listed below encompass the full Conference, with the first two reserved for those who are presenters and/or co-authors, and the final one reserved for people who only intend to watch the conference as part of the audience.

For authors and/or co-authors

Early bird (until August 15th)

The early bird deadline has expired

Regular fee (after August 15th)

PLEASE NOTE: Students must send proof of status when registering; employment status is based on the participant’s self-evaluation, no proof of income will be requested.

Non-authors attendance-only fee

  • All persons who are not authors or co-authors: 20€ (on-site payment only; no payment receipt available; no registration needed; subject to seat availability)

PLEASE NOTE: the non-author, attendance-only fee does not allow the attendee to present or co-author at the Conference, and does not accumulate with the other fees.

Register HERE

Please read the registration instructions carefully. This is fundamental for us to be able to process your registration successfully. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

In order to register for the Conference, you will need to fill out the form linked to at the end of this page. Before you do that, please bear in mind that:

  • There are two sepparate means of payment (beyond on-site payment) – one for those within the European Union (bank transfer) and another for those outside the European Union (PayPal payment). If you are paying from inside the European Union, please do notuse PayPal. Please check the fees here.
  • To complete the registration process you must email us the proof of payment, preferably sent from the same email in which you will indicate on the form at the end of this page. If you do not do this, we will be unable to confirm your registration. The email must be sent to
  • If you have selected a student fee, please send proof of student status (like a copy of your student card) along with the proof of payment. The email must be sent to ; again, please check which fee applies to you, here.
  • If you need a payment receipt: you must send, in the same email where you send the proof of payment, your full name, address, and fiscal identity number (where applicable). If the payment receipt is to an institution, then the same elements are required. Except when previously requested, there will be no on-site immediate receipts.
  • Attendance and presentation certificates will be handed out only in-person at the end of the Conference; if you need to leave the Conference sooner, please notify the on-site staff in advance.
  • The attendance-only fee for non-authors and non-presenters does not require registration.

Payment options

From inside the European Union – Bank Transfer

Bank: IGCP – Instituto de Gestão da Tesouraria e do Crédito Público, I.P.
NIB: 0781 011200000006399 80 (for payments within Portugal)
IBAN: PT50 0781 011200000006399 80
Account name: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Address: Av. Berna 26C, 1069-061 Lisboa
Descriptive: NMCI2015

Please note that the descriptive field is fundamental, so we can trace your payment to this specific Conference.

From outside the European Union – PayPal payment

The PayPal to which the payment should be made is

Again, please note that it’s fundamental to include the descriptive “NMCI2015” in the payment form, so we can track the payment. If at all possible, please use the same email for registering and submitting your contribution.

Please access the registration form HERE.

When preparing your presentation, please read the information below carefully. 

Also, please note that PowerPoints, Prezis, or other presentation materials used at the conference must be in EnglishBefore attending the event, please check our Guidelines for Academic/Activist Spaces – this is very important.

Logistics and Presentations

IT and Audio-visual equipment

All rooms are equipped with:

  • A desktop PC running Windows 7, connected to a…
  • A data projector
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Sound system connected to the PC
  • A video input for you to connect your laptop to the data projector (standard VGA plug, no Mac adapters; sound is standard 2.5mm jack)

The following software is installed:

  • PowerPoint 2010
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Windows Media Player

If you have any specific software requirements beyond this, please notify the Conference Organization as soon as possible!

To make sure there are no delays in making your presentation available at the Conference computers, and that everything runs smoothly, please submit your presentation via the link that will already sent by the Organization to authors and presenters. If you did not receive an email concerning your file submission, please get in touch with the Conference Organization. If your presentation is a short or long movie, please contact the Organization directly. Even if you submitted your presentation through the link provided, please bring it along with you in a USB pen, so that any last minute problems can be avoided.

If you have sent a short submission, please aim to present your work in 18 minutes (20 minutes is the absolute maximum). Session moderators will strictly enforce these time limits, please respect them! This is the only way to have enough time for discussion after the presentations.

Conference staff will be available at the venue to help out with any trouble you run into, especially with anything having to do with troubleshooting computer problems.

Information for the Submission Process

As outlined in our Call for Contributions, there are several types of submission that can be made through our submission platform, each of them involving different details. Several different possibilities are listed below, but it’s not mandatory for presenters to produce different kinds of materials; it is dependent on the kind of presentation / activity that the submitter wants to present for evaluation to the Conference’s Committee. When you submit a proposal through our submission platform, you will be asked to choose one of the categories below.

Also, please note that abstract submission in English is mandatory, but submitters are invited to submit in any other language. If anyone within the Scientific Committee is fluent in that other language and versed in the appropriate field, the non-English submission will be the one to undergo peer review. Also, please note that PowerPoints, Prezis, or other presentation materials used at the conference must be in EnglishBefore attending the event, please check our Guidelines for Academic/Activist Spaces – this is very important.

When preparing your contribution and submission, please try to aim for 18-20 minute presentations (either individually, or per person, in the case of panel presentations).

Academic Contributions

  • Single presentations: abstracts up to 250 words. Submissions should include (where applicable) a theoretical overview, a methodological summary and the main results.
  • Panel presentations: abstracts up to 500 words. Submissions should include a rationale for the panel as a whole, as well as a short description of each sepparate presentation. All the persons involved should be listed as co-authors. The main author / submitter should be the panel convener. This option should also be used in the case of a single presentation that entails the usage of multimedia or performative materials that go over the 20-minute limit for individual presentations. The whole panel will convene for 90 minutes, including time for commentary and questions and answers from the audience.

Please note that the publication of select full papers is being considered / prepared. When there is more information about this, authors will be notified.

Artistic, Activist and Other Contributions

  • Static materials for display: Materials such as images, photographs, pamphlets. The materials and goals should be described in up to 250 words. Please note that there are serious limitations in terms of space available for such content and that we have no means to print materials by ourselves.
  • Short showings of material / performances OR short debates / expositions about a topic: Audio/visual material up to 20 minutes, or performances up to 20 minutes, or single talks up to 20 minutes; should be described and linked up with the main theme of the conference in up to 250 words. Please note that we will prioritize submissions that plan ahead for the discussion and problematization of what is presented.
  • Long showings of material / performances, or groups of showings / performances OR panel discussions: materials / performances / debates / round tables by several people presented as a session in itself, up to 1:30 hours; should be described and linked up with the main theme of the conference in up to 500 words. Please note that we will prioritize submissions that plan ahead for the discussion and problematization of what is presented.

Please note that the publication of select full papers is being considered / prepared. We will work with publications to try and include non-academic contributions too. When there is more information about this, authors will be notified.


For logistic reasons, the conference’s common language will be English, and abstracts must be submitted in English. If you wish so, you can also send us your abstract in another language, provided that you also submit it in English. It is highly recommended (but not mandatory) that presentations during the conference are in English.

The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

If you require a Sign Language interpreter, please contact us via email; unfortunately we cannot guarantee that this will be provided.

During the Conference, (some of the) food served at the coffee breaks will be appropriate for vegans and vegetarians. Please see more information here.

The end of September is usually a warm-ish period in Lisbon, but at night it can get a little cold. Clothing-wise, please come prepared with both fresher and mid-season clothing. You can check 10-day weather forecasts here, by selecting “Lisboa”.

Map, Address, Transportations

From the Airport to the Hotels

Lisbon airport is now served by a subway station, integrated into the Red Line. Most of the hotels referenced by the Conference Organization are very near the conference venue. To reach that area from the Airport, board the Red Line at “Aeroporto”, go all the way to “Saldanha”, switch to the Yellow Line boarding the train towards Odivelas, but disembark at “Campo Pequeno”.

A diagram of the Lisbon subway can be found here.

There are also always taxis waiting at the front of the Airport. More information can be found at the Airport’s webpage here, and there’s also an app to help those who have a smartphone.

Pre-Launch Party

More information about this event is available on its own page, here.

To get there from the conference venue (used here as a reference point), you just need to board the 756 bus towards “Olaias” and exit at “Calvário”. Please see this Google Maps link for more details on the trip.

Main Event – Conference

The event will be held at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon, in Portugal.


Avenida de Berna, 26
1069-061 Lisbon

You can also see it on Google Maps. THIS is the entrance gate. After entering the campus, proceed immediately to your right, to the tower at the edge of the campus.

Subway / Bus

One of the fastest ways to get to the Conference is by Subway. The Conference venue sits in between two subway stops from different lines. The Blue Line station is called “Praça de Espanha”; the Yellow Line station is called “Campo Pequeno”.

Please see the official Journey Planner for further help.

There is also a bus stop right near the Conference venue entrance, with three different buses:716, 726, 756. See the Tourist Information page for more details.

As we approach the Conference date, more information will be made available regarding transportation.


Hotels with special Conference discount

To take advantage of this special discount, please mention the full name of the conference or the code NMCI2015!! For the VIP Executive Zurique, please download the Accomodation Booking Form below!Accomodation Booking Form – Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies

Sana Executive Hotel

Avenida Conde de Valbom, 56
Single, with breakfast: €73 per night
Double, with breakfast: €83 per night

VIP Executive Zurique – Download BOOKING FORM

Rua Ivone Silva, 18
Single, with breakfast: €52 per night
Double, with breakfast: €59 per night

Nearby Hotels

3-star hotels

Hotel Capital

Av. Elias Garcia, 87

VIP Inn Berna Hotel

Avenida António de Serpa, 13

4-star hotels

Olissipo Marquês de Sá

Av. Miguel Bombarda, 130

Hotel 3K Barcelona

Laura Alves, 10

Hotel 3K Europa

Avenida da República, nº 93

Holiday Inn Lisbon – Continental

Rua Laura Alves, 9

Turim Iberia Hotel

Av. 5 de Outubro, 160

5-star hotels

VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa

Avenida 5 de Outubro, 197


Main meals

Though pretty late in the Conference planning, we have secured an arrangement with a recently open restaurant inside the Conference campus – COM SABOR. Lisboa . They will be open all throughout Friday (8:00 am – 10:00 pm) and Saturday (8:00 am – 3 pm), and they will open up on Sunday specifically to serve lunch to Conference goers (11:30 am – 3:00 pm).

The restaurant has a wide variety of foods and will be able to cater to vegans, vegetarians and also omnivorous folks.

Meals can be had from 5 to 7 euros.

Options include: soup (vegetable, chicken); Special of the day (meat/fish); Vegan dish, Hamburgers; Pork sandwiches, Steak (“Prego”), Shoarma, Kebab, Pizzas, Pastas, Baguettes, etc.

A pork sandwich + drink = 3,50€, a handmade burguer with fries + drink = from 4,60€, a special of the day = 5,20€, a pizza = from 5,50€, pastas = from 4,95€.

If you want other venues, Zomato will show you both the location and type of restaurants in the vicinity.

Coffee Breaks

Throughout the conference, there will be coffee breaks provided by the event itself.

Barring any unforeseeable events, we will have food that is fit for vegans, vegetarians and others. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let a member of the Conference staff know.

International Organizing Committee

Brigitte Vasallo
Writer and journalist. Workshop facilitator and activist for non-monogamy with gender perspective. Founder of the project #OccupyLove.
perderelnorte [at]

Boka En
Graduate student at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
outsidetheinbox [at]

Chris Campbell
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
christine.campbell [at]

Dawn Davidson
Author, Speaker, & Relationship Coach for “Outside the Box” relationship styles, focusing on polyamory and open relationships
Love Outside the Box
LoveOTB [at]

Dave Doleshal, Ph.D.
Director of Research, Society for Applied and Academic Research, Berkeley, California, USA.
Coordinator for The International Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Nonmonogamy, 2012–2014
dr_dave_doleshal [at]

Keith Brown
Network For a New Culture
USA; North America
keithb [at]

Sari van Anders
Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies
Affiliate Faculty, Neuroscience, Reproductive Sciences, Science, Technology, & Society
University of Michigan
smva [at]

Sina Muscarina
Graduate Student at Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
sinamuscarina [at]

Meg John Barker
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University
megbarker [at]

Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Senior Lecturer in Social Diversity and Health
Deakin University
mariapc [at]

Dr Anna Cooper
Lecturer in Film and Digital Media
University of California, Santa Cruz
anrcoope [at]

Dr Nikò Antalffy
Lecturer in Sociology
Macquarie University
Niko.Antalffy [at]

Prof. Dr. Marianne Pieper
Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Chair for Cultures, Gender and Differences
University of Hamburg
Marianne.Pieper [at]

Giazú Enciso Domínguez
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Research group: Fractalidades en Investigación Crítica and Subjetividades
Catalunya, Spain
giazu.enciso [at]

Daniel Cardoso
Assistant Professor at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies (ULHT) / Member of CICS.Nova
danielscardoso [at]

Local Organizing Committee

The Local Organizing Committee is built around the cooperation of two Portuguese research centers, CICS.NOVA and CES – Centre for Social Studies, as well as other independent researchers and students interested in engaging with this academic event.


CICS.Nova logoFCSH Logo



Other / Independent

Scientific Committee

Alexandra Oliveira

Ana Brandão

Ana Cristina Santos

Dr. Anna Cooper

António Fernando Cascais

Beatrice Gusmano

Boka En

Brigitte Vasallo

Carlos Teixeira

Chris Campbell

Daniel Cardoso

Dave Doleshal

Eduarda Ferreira

Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Kröll

Giazú Enciso Domínguez

João Manuel de Oliveira

Manuel Lisboa

Mercedes Pöll

Dr. Niko Antalffy

Pablo Perez Navarro

Teresa Furtado

Dr. Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Meg John Barker

Patrícia Pascoal

Paulo Jorge Vieira

Rita Alcaire

Rosa Hannreich

Sari van Anders

Silvana Mota-Ribeiro

Sina Muscarina

These Organizations helped to organize, support, disseminate or otherwise contribute to the 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies…

The Lisbon City Hall

Logotipo CML 2012_preto e verde_horiz LogoDSG1a

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia




APF – Associação para o Planeamento da Família


Braga Fora do Armário

carmo Gê pereira



Com Sabor



GAT – Grupo de Ativistas em Tratamentos

GAT - extenso

Grupo Transexual Portugal

Livraria Marcel


Mob – espaço associativo



Vera Di Santo, of the Italian Rifacciamo L’amore activist group, supplied the Italian translation for the Call for Contributions.

Flávia Pereira has helped us by putting together videos to disseminate the Conference.



Call for Contributions

1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference

Current Calls for Contributions – Lisbon, 2015 (25th-27th September)

Deadline: 31st of May, 2015

English (academic call; artistic / activist / performance call)

Academic Call for Contributions

Research in sociology, psychology, anthropology and contemporary history has shown that traditional concepts and practices regarding marriage, family, sexuality, and intimacy have been changing rapidly in recent decades. There have been radical revisions of thinking and practice not only related to sexuality but also involving gender roles, single-parenthood, family structures, contraception, abortion, and divorce. Many of these areas have been linked to transformations in broader social, economic and political constructs, such as same-sex marriage.

These changes are faced with mainstream negative representations of non-monogamy which describe it as “infidelity”, “serial monogamy”, or “failures” of the “normal” pattern of intimacy. Such perspectives assign a privileged role to the idealized couple, portrayed as intrinsically better. The dominant academic paradigm legitimates and strengthens monogamy’s normativity. At the same time, academia frequently fails to acknowledge the existence of open, consensual non-couple-based forms of relationships, and of a-romantic and/or asexual intimacies. Moreover, even the limited existing research on consensual non-monogamies focuses mostly on English-speaking and socio-economically privileged white groups and communities.

The rise in critical discourses regarding normative sexualities and intimacies (and the ways in which these two elements interact) calls into question the traditional paradigm of lifestyles that have been at the core of the sex-gender system, as well as hetero-mono-normative institutions and practices in general.

Topics: With this conference, we intend to bring together research, activism and other forms of social expression, focusing on, but not limited to, the following :

  • Lived experiences of polyamory, swinging, open couples and other non-monogamies considered consensual;
  • Changes in concepts and representations of coupledom, and associated challenges;
  • Tensions and transformations in academic and common definitions and understandings of partnerships, friendships, kinship and other forms of connecting;
  • Specificities of cultural practices and values regarding transformations in contemporary intimacies in non-Anglo-American and/or non-Global North countries;
  • Intersections between non-monogamies/contemporary intimacies and race, sex-gender, sexual orientation, kink, class, culture, dis/ability, education;
  • Non-sexual and/or non-romantic relationships and emerging identities, such as asexuality and a-romanticism;
  • Histories, herstories, and queerstories of non-monogamies and contemporary intimacies, grounded in specific times and places;
  • Activism and community-building around non-monogamies;
  • Differences, overlaps, and intersections between consensual and non-consensual non-monogamies, and their power relationships;
  • Legal and fiscal implications and challenges around non-monogamies;
  • Transformations in the meanings and practices of coupledom;
  • The roles of technologies in transforming social relations and intimacies;
  • Discourses on the (e.g., genetic or evolutionary) naturalness of monogamy or of non-monogamy;
  • Intersections between non-monogamies and feminist theories, LGBT studies, gender and queer studies, post/decolonialism and other anti-oppressive strands;
  • Sex work, pornographies (mainstream or otherwise) and other capitalist-sexual crossovers within the broader field of intimacies;
  • (Public) health and non-monogamies;
  • Connections between religion and non-monogamies considered hegemonic;
  • New normativities and new resistances: polynormativity and relationship anarchy, neo-liberalism and political contestation;
  • Consensually non-monogamous intimacies and challenges in counseling and psychotherapy;
  • Representations of monogamies and/or non-monogamies in literature, art, cinema, television, photography, theatre, music, or other media.

Our goal is community-building within and beyond academia in all its fields and disciplines, challenging traditional models of the hegemonic Global North system of knowledge production. Therefore, we encourage the submission not only of academic papers and thematic panels, but also round-table discussions, film screenings and debates, installations, activist-driven reflections and other modalities.

Language & accessibility: For logistic reasons, the conference’s common language will be English, and abstracts must be submitted in English. If you wish so, you can also send us your abstract in another language, provided that you also submit it in English. It is highly recommended (but not mandatory) that presentations during the conference are in English. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. If you require a Sign Language interpreter, please contact us via email; unfortunately we cannot guarantee that this will be provided. There is more info on accessibility here.

To submit: Abstracts of up to 250 words for individual submissions and up to 500 words for panel submissions, by May 18th, using this platform. Before submitting, please read the instructions HERE. Any doubts or technical difficulties should be addressed to the following email:

Activist / Artistic / Performance Call for Contributions

For many people, in many places, and due to many reasons, monogamy is not working anymore. And yet, deviations from monogamy have generally only been portrayed in negative ways such as “infidelity”, “serial monogamy”, or “failures” of the “normal” pattern of intimacy. Such perspectives assign a privileged role to the idealized couple, portrayed as intrinsically better.

Activists and artists, as well as plenty of other kinds of people, are experimenting with their intimate relationships, exploring alternatives, living through painful and joyful experimentations around sexuality, love and embodied experiences. But who are “we”? Who are these people that, through their daily practices, through their artistic work, through their writing, challenge mononormativity and traditional coupledom?

The rise in critical discourses regarding normative sexualities and intimacies (and the ways in
which these two elements interact) calls into question the traditional paradigm of lifestyles that
have been at the core of the sex-gender system as well as hetero-mono-normative institutions
and practices more generally. Recent depictions in film (e.g.“Brokeback Mountain” and “The Dallas Buyers Club” or Pedro Almodovar’s and Wong Kar Wai’s movies) becoming widely seen in mainstream cinemas point towards this trend.

Political, cultural and socioeconomic transformations have given birth to new challenges and opportunities for activism to permeate traditional hegemonic institutions of power.

Visibility in mainstream media has grown in recent years. Alongside it, a bias that tends to focus overly on “sex” (sexy bias), rather than on other aspects of (consensual) non-monogamies. Asexual and aromantic relationships have barely gained any visibility, as the tendency towards sex seems to be the main bias in media presentations (e.g. newspapers, mainstream portrayals on TV).

Topics: With this conference, we intend to bring together research, activism and other forms of social expression (e.g. art, videos, installations, theater, discussions …), focusing on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Presentations of (consensual) non-monogamies, asexuality, a-romance in mainstream media;
    Sexy bias in presentations of consensual non-monogamies in mainstream media;
  • Movies concerning the topic of consensual non-monogamies, and other forms of relationships like a-romantic and asexual partnerships;
  • Movies/books with BDSM as topic (mainstream and alternative) – also concerning the rise and visibility due to the “50 shades of Grey” effect – books and film;
  • Special film festivals, who recognize positive depiction of sexuality and kink in film and television;
    News media depictions of non-monogamies and contemporary intimacies, as well as experiences of managing contacts with the media;
  • Self-help groups concerning asexuality and aromanticism;
  • Photography and photographic art with non-monogamies and alternative contemporary intimacies as their main focus;
  • Art and art installations as activist and social expression for alternative lifestyles;
  • Experimentations with permaculture, anarchist governance, community-building and non-monogamies;
  • Experimentations around building new tools for communication, as well as new ethical principles for interpersonal communication;
  • Integration of feminism into contemporary intimacies, and its expression through art and activism;
  • Integration of queer theories and queer cultures into philosophies of contemporary intimacies, and expression through art, activities (e.g. Burningman, Boom-Festival and other expressions) and activism

We aim to have a diverse conference, both in terms of participants and in terms of different modes of engagement with the production of knowledge and social action. Therefore, we encourage the submission of film screenings and debates, installations, activist-driven reflections and other modalities. Our goal is community-building within and beyond academia in all its fields and disciplines, challenging traditional models of the hegemonic Global North system of knowledge production.

Language & accessibility: For logistic reasons, the conference’s common language will be English, and abstracts must be submitted in English. If you wish so, you can also send us your abstract in another language, provided that you also submit it in English. It is highly recommended (but not mandatory) that presentations during the conference are in English. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. If you require a Sign Language interpreter, please contact us via email; unfortunately we cannot guarantee that this will be provided. There is more info on accessibility here.

To submit: Abstracts of up to 250 words for individual submissions and up to 500 words for panel submissions, by May 31st, using this platform. Before submitting, please read the instructions HERE. Any doubts or technical difficulties should be addressed to the following email:

Chamada para Trabalhos

1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference

Chamadas para Trabalhos actuais – Lisboa, 2015 (25-27 Setembro)

Prazo: 31 de Maio de 2015

Português (chamada académica; chamada activista / artística)

Chamada para Trabalhos Académicos

A investigação na sociologia, psicologia, antropologia e história contemporânea tem mostrado que as práticas e os conceitos tradicionais em torno do casamento, família, sexualidade e intimidade têm vindo a mudar rapidamente nas últimas décadas. Têm havido revisões radicais da forma como se pensa e pratica não apenas a sexualidade mas também os papéis de género, a parentalidade no singular, as estruturas familiares, a contracepção, o aborto e o divórcio. Muitas destas áreas estão ligadas a transformações mais vastas nos campos social, económico e político, como é o caso do casamento entre pessoas do mesmo sexo.

Estas alterações chocam de frente com representações negativas de senso comum da não-monogamia, que frequentemente a reduzem a “infidelidade”, “monogamia em série” ou a “falhanços” dos padrões “normais” de intimidade. Estas perspectivas alocam um papel privilegiado ao casal-ideal, retratado como sendo intrinsecamente melhor. O paradigma académico dominante legitima e reforça a normatividade da monogamia. Ao mesmo tempo, essa mesma academia recusa-se a aceitar e reconhecer a existência de formas de relacionamento abertas, não focadas no casal, e consensuais, e de relações arromânticas ou assexuais. Para além disto, mesmo a pouca investigação que existe dentro do campo das não-monogamias consensuais foca-se principalmente em países de expressão inglesa e em grupos e comunidades socioeconomicamente privilegiados, bem como Brancos.

O aumento nos discursos críticos em torno das sexualidades e intimidades normativas (e a forma como estes dois elementos interagem) põe em causa o paradigma tradicional dos estilos de vida que constituem o núcleo do sistema sexo-género, bem como as práticas e instituições hetero-mono-normativas em geral.

Tópicos: Com esta conferência, pretendemos unir investigação, activismo e outras formas de expressão social, com um enfoque especial, mas não limitado, a:

  • Experiências vividas de poliamor, swing, relações abertas e outras formas de não-monogamia consideradas consensuais;
  • Mudanças nos conceitos e representações do casal, e desafios associados;
  • Tensões e transformações nas definições académicas e de senso comum e na compreensão que é feita de parcerias, amizades, parentalidades e outras formas de ligação;
  • Especificidades de práticas e valores culturais em relação com intimidades contemporâneas em países fora da esfera Anglo-Americana e do Norte Global;
  • Intersecções entre não-monogamias / intimidades contemporâneas e raça, sexo-género, orientação sexual, kink e fetichismo, classe, cultura, (d)eficiência, educação;
  • Relações não sexuais e/ou não românticas e identidades emergentes, como a assexualidade ou o arromantismo;
  • Narrativas no feminino e queer de não-monogamias e intimidades contemporâneas, ancoradas em espaços e tempos específicos;
  • Activismo e construção de sentido de comunidade em torno das não-monogamias;
  • Diferenças, sobreposições e intersecções entre não-monogamias consensuais e não-consensuais, e as suas relações de poder;
  • Implicações legais e fiscais, e desafios em torno das não-monogamias;
  • Transformações nos significados e práticas associadas à conjugalidade;
  • Os papéis das tecnologias na transformação das relações sociais e das intimidades;
  • Discursos (e.g.: genéticos ou evolutivos) sobre o estatuto natural da monogamia ou da não-monogamia;
  • Intersecções entre não-monogamias e teorias feministas, estudos LGBT, estudos de género e estudos queer, pós-colonialismo e outras vertentes anti-opressão;
  • Trabalho sexual, pornografias (mainstream ou outras) e outros cruzamentos entre capitalismo e sexo dentro do campo das intimidades;
  • Saúde (pública) e não-monogamias;
  • Ligações entre religião e não-monogamias consideradas hegemónicas;
  • Novas normatividades e novas resistências: polinormatividade e anarquia relacional, neo-liberalismo e contestação política;
  • Intimidades consensualmente não-monogâmicas e desafios para o aconselhamento e psicoterapia;
  • Representações de monogamias e/ou não-monogamias na literatura, artes, cinema, televisão, fotografia, teatro, música e outros media.

O nosso objectivo é ajudar à construção de laços de cooperação dentro e fora da academia, em todos os seus campos e disciplinas, e desafiar os modelos tradicionais do sistema hegemónico de produção de saberes do Norte Global. Assim sendo, encorajamos a submissão não só de contribuições académicas e painéis temáticos, mas também mesas-redondas, exibições de filmes e debates em torno deles, instalações de arte, reflexões do campo do activismo e outras modalidades.

Línguas e acessibilidade: Por razões logísticas, a língua comum da conferência será o Inglês, e as contribuições terão de ser submetidas em Inglês. Se o desejar, poderá enviar também a contribuição noutra língua, para além do Inglês. É muito recomendado (mas não obrigatório) que as apresentações durante a conferência sejam feitas em Inglês. O local é acessível para cadeiras de rodas. Se necessitar de interpretação em Linguagem Gestual, por favor contacte-nos através de email; infelizmente não podemos neste momento garantir que este serviço será providenciado.

Para submeter: Contribuições de até 250 palavras para submissões individuais e até 500 palavras para submissões em painéis ou grupos, até 31 de Maio, através desta plataforma. Antes de submeter, por favor leia as instruções AQUI. Quaisquer dúvidas ou dificuldades técnicas devem ser remetidas para o seguinte email:

Chamada para Trabalhos Activistas / Artísticos / Performance

Call for Contributions

1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference (25.–27. September 2015)

Call for Contributions – Deadline: 31. Mai 2015


Forschung in verschiedenen Feldern (z.B. Soziologie, Psychologie, Anthropologie und Zeitgeschichte) hat gezeigt, dass sich traditionelle Konzepte und Praktiken in Bezug auf Ehe, Familie, Sexualität und Intimität im Laufe der letzten Jahrzehnte rapide verändert haben. So kam es zu radikalen Veränderungen im Umgang mit Themen wie Sexualität, Geschlechterrollen, Single-Eltern, Familienstrukturen, Empfängnisverhütung, Schwangerschaftsabbruch und Scheidung. Dies gilt auch für entsprechende Praktiken und Lebensweisen. Viele dieser Bereiche stehen in enger Verbindung mit Veränderungen in sozialen, wirtschaftlichen und politischen Kontexten, wie etwa der gleichgeschlechtlichen Ehe.

Beim Thema „Nicht-Monogamie“ sind diese Veränderungen oft von negativen Darstellungen begleitet. So wird Nicht-Monogamie etwa als „Untreue“ oder „serielle Monogamie“ bezeichnet, oder auch als „Scheitern“ in Bezug auf „normale“ Muster, nach denen Intimität abzulaufen hat. Solche Betrachtungsweisen privilegieren das idealisierte monogame Paar, das als inhärent „besser“ dargestellt wird. Das vorherrschende wissenschaftliche Paradigma legitimiert und stärkt die Normativität von monogamen Beziehungsformen. Dabei lässt die Wissenschaft oft die Existenz von offenen, einvernehmlichen Formen von nicht paarbasierten Beziehungen sowie aromantischen und/oder asexuellen Formen von Intimität außer Acht. Außerdem konzentriert sich die nur begrenzt vorhandene Forschung zu einvernehmlichen nicht-monogamen Beziehungspraktiken vor allem auf englischsprachige und sozio-ökonomisch privilegierte „weiße“ Kontexte.

Allerdings entstehen zunehmend auch kritische Diskurse über normative Sexualität und Intimität (und wie diese miteinander interagieren); diese stellen sowohl Lebensweisen, die im Kern der Geschlechterordnung stehen, in Frage, als auch hetero-mono-normative Institutionen und Praktiken im Allgemeinen.

Themen: Wir möchten mit dieser Konferenz Austausch und Überschneidungen zwischen Forschung, Aktivismus und anderen sozialen Interaktionsformen und Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten ermöglichen. Dabei sollen Themen wie zum Beispiel (aber nicht nur nur) die folgenden behandelt werden:

  • gelebte Erfahrungen mit Polyamorie, Swingen, offenen Beziehungen und anderen einvernehmlichen nicht-monogamen Beziehungsformen;
  • Veränderungen in Konzepten und Repräsentationen von Paarbeziehungen sowie damit verbundene Herausforderungen;
  • Spannungen und Veränderungen in akademischen Definitionen und Auffassungen von Partner*innenschaften, Freund*innenschaften, Verwandtschaften und anderen Formen zwischenmenschlicher Verbindungen;
  • Besonderheiten von kulturellen Praktiken und Werten in Bezug auf kontemporäre Intimitäten in Ländern, die nicht Teil des anglo-amerikanischen Raums und/oder des globalen Nordens sind;
  • Überschneidungen von nicht-monogamen Praktiken/kontemporären Intimitäten mit race, Gender/Sex/Geschlecht, sexueller Orientierung, Fetischen und BDSM, Kultur, Behinderung und Bildung;
  • nicht-sexuelle und/oder nicht-romantische Beziehungen und Identitäten, zum Beispiel Asexualität und Aromantik;
  • Histories, Herstories und Queerstories: Geschichten von Nicht-Monogamien und kontemporären Intimitäten zu bestimmten Zeiten und an bestimmten Orten;
  • Aktivismus und Community-Building rund um nicht-monogame Beziehungsformen;
  • Unterschiede und Überschneidungen zwischen einvernehmlichen und nicht einvernehmlichen nicht-monogamen Beziehungsformen sowie damit verbundene Machtverhältnisse;
  • rechtliche und finanzpolitische Bedeutung von und Herausforderungen rund um Nicht-Monogamien;
  • Veränderungen in Bedeutungen und Praktiken von Paarbeziehungen;
  • Rollen von Technologien in Veränderungen in sozialen Beziehungen und Intimitäten;
  • Diskurse über die (z.B. genetische oder evolutionäre) „Naturgegebenheit“ von Monogamie oder Nicht-Monogamie;
  • Überschneidungen von Nicht-Monogamien mit feministischen Theorien, LGBTI-Studien, Gender und Queer Studies, Post-/De-Kolonialismus und anderen sich gegen Unterdrückung richtenden Strömungen;
  • Sexarbeit, (Mainstream- oder anderweitige) Pornografie und andere kapitalistisch-sexuelle Überschneidungen in Bezug auf Intimitäten;
  • (öffentliche) Gesundheitswesen und Nicht-Monogamien;
  • Verbindungen zwischen Religion und hegemonialen Formen von Nicht-Monogamie;
  • neue Normativitäten und Widerstände – Polynormativität und Beziehungsanarchie, Neoliberalismus und politische Widerstände;
  • einvernehmliche nicht-monogame Intimitäten und Herausforderungen in psychologischer Beratung und Psychotherapie;
  • Repräsentationen von Monogamien und/oder Nicht-Monogamien in Literatur, Kunst, Film, Fernsehen, Fotografie, Theater, Musik oder anderen Medien.

Unser Ziel ist es, zum Aufbau von Gemeinschaften innerhalb und außerhalb der Wissenschaft sowie über Themenbereiche und Disziplinen hinweg beizutragen und dabei traditionelle Modelle der hegemonialen Wissensproduktion im globalen Norden zu durchbrechen. Daher freuen wir uns nicht nur auf wissenschaftliche Beiträge und Panels, sondern auch auf Diskussionsrunden, Filmvorführungen und -diskussionen, Kunstinstallationen, Beiträge mit aktivistischen Hintergründen sowie andere Formate.

Sprache und Zugänglichkeit: Aus logistischen Gründen wird während der Konferenz Englisch als Verkehrssprache dienen. Daher bitten wir um die Einreichung von Abstracts in englischer Sprache. Wir freuen uns allerdings auch über Abstracts in anderen Sprachen, sofern sie zusätzlich auch auf Englisch eingereicht werden. Wir empfehlen, Präsentationen auf der Konferenz in Englisch abzuhalten, dies ist jedoch nicht verpflichtend. Der Veranstaltungsort ist rollstuhlfreundlich. Bei Bedarf an Dolmetschung in Gebärdensprache bitten wir um eine kurze E-Mail. Leider können wir nicht garantieren, dass eine solche Dolmetschung organisiert werden kann, werden diesbezüglich aber unser Möglichstes tun. Weitere Informationen (in Englisch) zur Zugänglichkeit der Konferenz sind auf unserer Website zu finden.

Einreichungen: Für Einzelbeiträge bitten wir um Abstracts von bis zu 250 Wörtern, für Panels von bis zu 500 Wörtern. Die Abstracts können bis spätestens 31. Mai auf der Plattform eingereicht werden. Vor dem Einreichen sind bitte die Anweisungen auf unserer Website zu beachten. Bei Fragen oder technischen Problemen sind wir unter folgender E-Mail-Adresse erreichbar:

Envío de contribuciones

1er Congreso de No-monogamias e Intimidades Contemporáneas

Del 25 al 27 Septiembre – Lisboa 2015

Fecha límite de envíos 31 de Mayo de 2015

Castellano (contribuciones académicas; Llamado de contribuciones Activismo / Artística / Representaciones "Performance")

Contribuciones Académicas

Las investigaciones en sociología, psicología, antropología e historia contemporánea han demostrado que los conceptos tradicionales y prácticas con respecto al matrimonio, familia, sexualidad e intimidad han cambiado rápidamente en las últimas décadas.

Ha habido revisiones radicales de pensamiento y prácticas, no solo relacionadas con la sexualidad sino también involucrando roles de género, mono-parentalidad, estructura familiar, anticoncepción, aborto y divorcio. Muchas de estas áreas han sido vinculadas a transformaciones en constructos sociales, económicos y políticos.

Estos cambios se han enfrentado con representaciones negativas de no-monogamia descritas como “infidelidad”, “monogamia seriada” o “fracasos” del patrón de intimidad “normal” Estas perspectivas asignan un rol privilegiado de la pareja idealizada, retratada como intrínsecamente mejor. El paradigma dominante académico legitima y da fuerza a la normatividad monógama y al mismo tiempo y de manera frecuente, falla en admitir la existencia de las relaciones abiertas, consensuadas, o no  basadas en pareja (dos personas); y  reconocer intimidades románticas y/o asexuadas. En las limitadas y existentes investigaciones de no-monogamias consensuadas, aun se focalizan en personas y grupos de gente blanca, privilegiada socio-económicamente y angloparlantes.

El crecimiento de discursos críticos con respecto a sexualidades normativas e intimidades (y las formas en que estos dos elementos interactúan) llama a cuestionar el paradigma tradicional de los estilos de vida que han estado en el núcleo del sistema sexo-género, así como las instituciones hetero-mono-normativas y las prácticas en general.

Áreas temáticas: En este congreso, intentamos agrupar la investigación, el activismo y otras formas de expresión social, centradas en, pero no limitadas a, los siguientes puntos:

  • Experiencias vividas de poliamor, intercambio de parejas, relaciones abiertas u otro tipo de no-monogamias consensuada;
  • Cambios en conceptos y representaciones de convivencia en pareja y retos relacionados;
  • Tensiones y transformaciones en academia, definiciones comunes y entendimiento de parejas, amistades, parentesco y otras formas de conexión;
  • Especificidades de prácticas culturales y valores con respecto a las transformaciones en la intimidades contemporáneas de los países del norte no-anglo-americanos y/o no-globales;
  • Intersecciones entre no-monogamia / intimidades contemporáneas y raza, sexo-genero, orientación sexual, clase, cultura, dis/capacidad, educación:
  • Relaciones no-sexuales y/o no-románticas e identidades emergentes, como asexualidad y a-romanticismo;
  • Historias de ellos/”histories”, historias de ellas “herstories”, historias queer de no-monogamias y intimidades contemporáneas, basadas en un tiempo y lugar especifico;
  • Activismo y construcción de comunidades alrededor de la no-monogamia;
  • Diferencias, superposiciones e intersecciones entre monogamias consensuadas y no-consensuadas y sus relaciones de poder,
  • Implicaciones legales y fiscales y los retos alrededor de las no-monogamias;
  • Transformaciones en los significados y prácticas de la convivencia;
  • Los roles de la tecnología en la transformación de las relaciones sociales y la intimidad;
  • Discursos en la (ej., genéticos o evolucionarías) naturalidad de la monogamia o no-monogamia;
  • Intersecciones entre no-monogamia y teorías feministas, estudios de LGBT, estudios de género, teorías queer, teorías post/decoloniales y otras teorías no-opresivas;
  • Trabajo sexual, pornografía (convencional o alternativa) y otras mezclas capitalistas-sexuales dentro del amplio campo de las intimidades;
  • Salud (pública) y no-monogamia;
  • Conexiones consideradas hegemónicas entre religión y no-monogamia;
  • Nuevas normativas y nuevas resistencias: polinormatividad y relaciones anárquicas, neo-liberalismo y luchas políticas;
  • Intimidades consensuadas no-monógamas y retos en el asesoramiento y la psicoterapia;
  • Representaciones de monogamia y no-monogamia en literatura, arte, cine, televisión, fotografía, teatro, música y otros medios de comunicación.

Nuestro objetivo es la construcción de comunidades dentro y más allá de la academia y sus campos y disciplinas; retando los modelos tradicionales de la hegemonía del sistema global del norte y su producción de conocimiento. Por lo tanto, los alentamos a que las presentaciones no solo sean artículos académicos y paneles temáticos, sino mesas de discusión, proyecciones de películas y debates, instalaciones, reflexiones activistas y otras modalidades.

Lenguaje & accesibilidad: Por razones de logística, el lenguaje común de las conferencias será en Ingles, los extractos/resúmenes deben ser presentados en Inglés. Si lo desea nos pueden enviar los resúmenes en otro idioma, siempre que lo hayan presentado también en Inglés. Es altamente recomendado (pero no obligatorio) que las presentaciones durante la conferencia sean en Inglés. El lugar de encuentro es accesible en silla de ruedas. Si alguien requiere de un intérprete del lenguaje de señas, favor de contactarnos vía email; desafortunadamente no podemos garantizar que este pueda ser proveido. Hay más información sobre la accesibilidad aquí.

Para enviar presentaciones: Los resúmenes de presentaciones individuales serán de un máximo de 250 palabras y los de imposium de no más de 500 palabras. La fecha límite será el día 31 de Mayo (incluido), usando esta plataforma. Antes de enviar las presentaciones, por favor lea las instrucciones AQUÍ.

Cualquier duda o dificultad técnica debe ser dirigida a la siguiente dirección electrónica:

Llamado de contribuciones Activismo / Artística / Representaciones “Performance”


Az első konferencia a nem-monogám és más modern társas kapcsolatokról – 2015 szeptember 25-27-ig

Konferenciafelhívás – Határidő 2015 május 31.


Szociológiai, pszichológiai, antropológiai és modern történelmi kutatások már kimutatták, hogy az elmúlt évtizedekben a család, a házasság, a szexualitás és az intim élet fogalma és gyakorlata gyorsan változik. Radikálisan újraértékelődött a szexualitás, a társadalmi nem, az egyszülős gyerekek, a családi struktúrák, a fogamzásgátlás, az abortusz és a válás fogalma; megváltozott ezek társadalmi valósága és a róluk szóló kutatás is. Ezek a változások nagymértékben kapcsolódnak a szélesebb társadalmi, gazdasági és politikai struktúrák változásaihoz, amire jó példa az ahogyan az azonos neműek házasságának megítélése is változik.

A nem-monogámia nyilvános megítélése negatív; az ilyen kapcsolatokat ‘csalásnak’, ‘sorozatos monogámiának’, vagy a ‘normális’ intimitás ‘szétesésének’ tekinti a társadalom. Ez a fajta perspketíva privilegizált szerepben láttatja az ideális párt, ami magától adódóan felsőbbrendű. A domináns paradigma legitimálja és megerősíti a monogám normát. Ugyanakkor az egyetemi kutatás sokszor elmúlasztja megemlíteni hogy a nyitott, konszenzuális, nem csak két emberen alapuló kapcsolatok és az aszexuális/aromantikus intimitású kapcsolatok igenis léteznek. Ráadásul a már meglévő, nem monogám kapcsolatokat elemző kutatási anyagok szinte kizárólag az angolszász és a gazdaságilag előnyben lévő, fehér bőrszínű szociális csoportokkal és közösségekkel foglalkoznak.

A szexualitás és intimitás normáit (és azt, ahogy ez a kettő elem összefüggésben van) kritikusan kezelő kutatások már megkérdőjelezték az életstílusok hagyományos felfogását; azt, ahogyan ezek a társadalmi nemi rendszer magját alkotják, és a hetero-mono-normatív intézmények és gyakorlatok teljhatalmát is.

Témák: Ezzel a konferenciával megpróbáljuk összefogni az alábbi témákra összpontosító kutatást, az aktivizmust és más egyéb kifejezési formákat:

  • A poliamória mindennapos megélése, swingerezés, nyitott kapcsolatok és más konszenzualitásra épülő nem-monogám kapcsolatfajta;
  • Fogalmi és reprezentációs változások a páros kapcsolat fogalomkörében, illetve ezek kihívásai;
  • A társas élet, barátság, rokoniság és más társas kötelékek értelmi és definiciós feszültségei és átváltozásai;
  • A nem angolszász/amerikai és a nem-északi országok intim kapcsolatainak az átrendeződése, illetve az idetartozó jellegzetes kultúrális gyakorlatok és értékek;
  • A nem-monogámia/mai intim kapcsolatok metszőpontjai a rasszal, társadalmi nemmel, szexuális orientációval, BDSM-mel, társadalmi osztállyal, kultúrával, rokkantsággal, oktatással;
  • A nem-szexuális és/vagy a nem-romantikus kapcsolatok, és az újonnan felbukkanó identitások, mint az aszexualitás és az a-romantikusság.
  • A nem-monogám és kortárs intim kapcsolatok történelmi, női történelmi, és queersztorijai, és ezek sajátos téri- és időbeli alapjai.
  • Aktivizmus és közösségépítés non-monogám módra;
  • A konszenzuális és nem-konszenzuális monogámia közötti különbségek, átfedések és metszőpontok, és ezek erőviszonyai;
  • A non-monogámia jogi és pénzügyi kihatásai és kihívásai;
  • A társas élet gyakorlati és fogalmi változásai;
  • A technológia szerepe a társas és intim kapcsolatok átváltozásában;
  • A monogámia és nem-monogámia természetességéről való értekezések (például genetika vagy evolúció);
  • A nem-monogámia vonatkozásai: feminizmus, LGBT kisebbségek, gender és queer studies, posztkolonializmus és elnyomás;
  • A szexuális munka, pornográfia (mainstream vagy egyéb), és más kapitalista-szexuális kereszteződések az intimitás területén;
  • Közegészsegügy és nem-monogámia;
  • A vallás és a non-monogámia kapcsolata;
  • Új normák és ellenállások: polinormák és kapcsolati anarchia, neo-liberalizmus és politikai küzdelem;
  • Konszenzuális nem-monogám intimitás és ennek kihívásai a pszichoterápia és tanácsadás területein;
  • A monogámia és nem-monogámia reprezentációi a szépirodalomban, művészetekben, filmen, televízióban, fényképen, színházban, zenében és egyéb műfajokban.

A legfőbb célunk az olyan közösségépítés ami bevonja az egyetemeken túli területeket és ágazatokat és ezáltal is szembeszáll az északi országok hegemóniájára épülő hagyományos modellel. Ezért szeretnénk bátorítani nem csak a kutatáson alapuló előadásokat és tematikus fórumokat, de a kerekasztalokat, filmvetítéseket, vitákat, installációkat, aktivista észrevételeket és sok más alternatív megnyilvánulást is.

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1ma Conferenza sulle non monogamie e sulle intimita’ contemporanee

Richiesta contributi – Lisbona, 2015 (25-27 settembre)

Scadenza: 31 maggio 2015


Richiesta di contributi accademici

Le ricerche in sociologia, psicologia, antropologia e storia contemporanea hanno mostrato come i tradizionali concetti e le pratiche riguaranti il matrimonio, la famiglia, la sessualita’ e l’intimita’ siano cambiati rapidamente in queste ultime decadi. Ci sono state revisioni radicali dei punti di vista e delle pratiche non solo relativamente alla sessualita’, ma anche riguardo ai ruoli di genere, la mono-genitorialita’, le strutture familiari, la contraccezione, l’aborto e il divorzio. Molte di queste aree sono state collegate alle trasformazioni verso l’ampliamento di costrutti sociali economici e politici, come il matrimonio omosessuale.

Questi cambiamenti vengono affrontati con le tradizionali rappresentazioni negative della non monogamia che descrivono come “infedelta’”, “monogamia seriale” o “fallimenti” del normale modello dell’intimita’. Queste prospettive assegnano un ruolo privilegiato alle coppie idealizzate, ritratte come intrinsecamente migliori. Il paradigma accademico dominante legittima e rafforza la normativita’ monogamica. Contemporanemente gli accademici spesso falliscono nel riconoscere l’esistenza di forme di relazioni aperte, consensuali e non basate sulla coppia, oltre che di intimita’ a-romantiche e/o asessuali. E inoltre anche le esistenti e limitate ricerche sulle non monogamie consensuali sono principalmente focalizzate su gruppi e comunita’ di bianchi anglofoni e socio-economicamente privilegiati.

L’aumento di discorsi critici riguardo alle sessualita’ e intimita’ normative (e i modi in cui questi due elementi interagiscono) rimette in discussione il tradizionale paradigma degli stili di vita che sono stati al centro del sistema sesso-genere, cosi’ come delle istituzioni e delle pratiche etero-mono normative in generale.

Argomenti: con questa conferenza intendiamo riunire ricercatori, attivisti e altre forme di espressione sociale, concentrandoci, senza limitarci, sui seguenti argomenti:

● Le esperienze vissute di poliamore, scambismo, coppia aperta e di altre non monogamie consiederate consensuali;
● I cambiamenti nelle concezioni e nelle rappresentazioni della coppia, e le sfide collegate;
● Le tensioni e le trasformazioni nelle definizioni accademiche e non nella comprensione delle relazioni, delle amicizie, degli affetti e di altre forme di connessione;
● Le specificita’ delle pratiche culturali e dei valori riguardanti le trasformazioni nelle intimita’ contemporanee nei paesi non anglo-americani e/o non del nord del mondo;
● Le interazioni tra le non monogamie/intimita’ contemporanee e la razza, il sesso-genere, l’orientamento sessuale, le perversioni, la classe, la cultura, la dis/abilita’, l’educazione;
● Le relazioni non sessuali e/o non romantiche e la nascita di nuove identita’ come l’asessualita’ e l’aromanticismo;
● Le storie di uomini, di donne, di queer che parlano delle non monogamie e delle intimita’ contemporanee, collocate in momenti e luoghi specifici;
● L’attivismo e la costruzione di comunita’ attorno alle non monogamie;
● Le differenze, le sovrapposizioni e le intersezioni tra le non monogamie consensuali e non consensuali, e i loro rapporti di potere;
● Implicazioni legali e fiscali e sfide legate alle non monogamie;
● Le trasformazioni nei significati e nelle pratiche della coppia;
● I ruoli delle tecnologie nella trasformazione delle relazioni sociali e delle intimita’;
● I discorsi sulla naturalita’ (es. genetica o evolutiva) della monogamia o della non monogamia;
● Le intersezioni tra le non monogamie e le teorie femministe, gli studi LGBT, di genere e queer, post/de-colonialisti e altri filoni di pensiero contro le oppressioni;
● Il sesso a pagamento, le pornografie (convenzionali o altre) e altri incroci capitalistico-sessuali nell’ambito piu’ ampio delle intimita’;
● La salute (pubblica) e le non monogamie;
● Le connessioni tra le religioni e le non monogamie considerate egemoniche;
● Le nuove normativita’ e le nuove resistenze: polinormativita’ e anarchia relazionale, neo liberalismo e contestazioni politiche;
● Le non monogamie intime e consensuali e le sfide nella consulenza e nella psicoterapia;
● Le rappresentazioni delle monogamie e/o delle non monogamie nella letteratura, nell’arte, nel cinema, nella televisione, nella fotografia, nel teatro, nella musica o in altri media.

Il nostro scopo e’ quello di costruire una comunita’ all’interno e al di fuori dell’universita’ in ogni suo ambito e disciplina, sfidando i modelli tradizionali del sistema di produzione culturale egemonico del nord del mondo. Percio’ incoraggiamo la candidatura non solo di articoli accademici e panel tematici, ma anche di tavole rotonde, proiezioni di film e dibattiti, installazioni, riflessioni innescate dall’attivismo e altre modalita’.
Lingua e accessibilita’: per ragioni pratiche, la lingua d’uso nella conferenza sara’ l’inglese e gli abstract dovranno essere inviati in inglese. E’ comunque possibile inviare l’abstract anche (ma non solo) in un’ altra lingua. E’ caldamente consigliato (ma non obbligatorio) che le presentazioni durante la conferenza siano tenute in inglese.
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