Strange Terrain: Institute of Queer Ecology in Conversation with Jack Halberstam

Thursday, November 2 | 6 pm

Everson Museum of Art
Hosmer Auditorium
401 Harrison Street

Urban Video Project (UVP) is pleased to present Strange Terrain, an evening with media arts collective Institute of Queer Ecology (IQECO) and prominent queer theorist and author Jack Halberstam. Together, they will explore ecological issues through a queer lens, reimagining how we might inhabit the land beyond colonial and extractive practices

This event will take place in the Everson Museum’s Hosmer Auditorium in conjunction with the exhibition of Hysteria, new video work by IQECO created on location in and around Syracuse. This new work will be projected on the facade of the Everson Museum by UVP.

A reception will begin at 5:30pm, followed by the talk at 6pm.

This event is FREE & OPEN to the public.

This event is held in conjunction with the public exhibition Institute of Queer Ecology: Hysteria projected by Light Work UVP on the facade of the Everson Museum of Art in Fall 2023.

About the Special Guest

Jack Halberstam is Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of seven books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) and a short book titled Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variance (University of California Press). Halberstam’s latest book, out in 2020, from Duke UP is titled Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire. Places Journal awarded Halberstam its Arcus/Places Prize in 2018 for innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment.


CART services will be offered for this event. The Everson Museum’s Hosmer Auditorium is on the lower level of the museum and can be accessed by elevator.

To make other accommodation requests or ask questions about facilities, please contact or 315-443-2450.


This program is sponsored by the Syracuse University Humanities Center as part of Syracuse Symposium 2023-24: LANDSCAPES.

Related Exhibitions

Institute of Queer Ecology: Hysteria

October 12 – December 16, 2023
Th–Sat | dusk – 11pm
Everson Museum Plaza