ccSPORT in long PARIS weekend (with B2 @TIP)

Submitted by zeljko on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 06:52

After 9 months we are returning to Paris for some more sport, art and activist work and fun... Joining our local friends and B2 / BeyondBinaries E+ project we will take part in #15 TIP (International tournament of Paris) and some of the programs around FIFA Women's World CUP. Real time updates and more elaborate plans are on FB https://www.facebook.com/events/1297330187090201/ and reporting on Instagram www.instagram.com/ccsport.link

Queer Pride Gent 2019 FAIR with...

Submitted by zeljko on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:19

We had a wonderful experience at Queer Pride Gent 2019 FAIR with amazing people and atmosphere last Saturday. We were doing stands with Yanis of #JusticeForZack, and #FANin2050 anti-harassment activist-illustrator Mirra, that we hope we will follow-up with more collaborations. It was nice to meet many friends from Ghent and region visiting, as well as to see how this premiere communal self-organized event tried to innovate highly compromised Pride format in a joyful and cute queer way. 

week to #1 ever Queer Pride Gent 2019 (with ccSPORT )

Submitted by zeljko on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 09:54

The first ever Queer Pride Gentwill take place on Saturday 11 May 2019. The Vrijdagmarkt area will get ready for, and transform itself into, a safe haven for all LGBTQ+ people and their sympathisers. Queer Pride Gent is rooted in the spirit of inclusivity and appreciation of any sexual or romantic orientation and gender identity/expression as well as of any other social identity marker, including class, ethnicity, disability, age, belief and geographical origin.

Beyond Binaries: Perspectives on hetero/homo normativity in sports

Submitted by zeljko on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 05:01
ccSPORT is contributing to the BEYOND BINARIES project.  Beyond Binaries (#Beyond2) - Examining spectrum of Masculinity-Femininity / Hetero-Homo normativity in inclusive competitive practices and accessible spaces of Aquatic sports and Dance. The project examines norms and regulations of sports that are based on a highly limiting binary segregation of male/female sports, assume masculine/feminine characteristics and then often project hetero-normative constructs - like mixed pair duos/pairs as elementary teams. These norms and constructs are also often conflated with sex characteristics. Access to those who identify or act outside of these systems or who have one or more of a range of variations in sex characteristics, are hard or sometimes non-existent altogether in mainstream sport. As such, this project will look in particular at experiences of trans*, including non-binary and gender non-conforming people, intersex people and those who identify as queer.

Interviews & interventions [KAA Gent vs Cercle Brugge]

Submitted by zeljko on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:48

Interviews & interventions // around the Belgian premiere league match of [KAA Gent vs Cercle Brugge]

We aim to spread awareness around diversity, inclusion & the evolution of identity towards a more progressive and contemporary culture in football. For this we plan fun and video & audio interviews with fans of KAA Gent, before and during the match against Cercle Brugge on Friday the 21st of December. The interviews will be about the logo and identity of the football team and diversity of fans: instead of a native american chief, we’re looking towards the future.

OPEN CALL: #FANin2050 (deadline November 6th)

Submitted by zeljko on Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:28

What will it mean to be a football fan in ...
... 2050? 2040? 2030? 2020?

WHY: Football is critically acclaimed as one of the last bastions of white male mass culture. It is in urgent need to be re-calibrated for the 21st century, a future that can make diversities out of differences, participation out of privileges and think about intersections that go beyond just sporadic inclusions. In the context of this massive fan-centered sport, let's think about: What is the future identity of a football fan? What can we project towards 2050? 2040? 2030? 2020?

#FANin2050 - The future of KAA GENT fan/supporter identity?

Submitted by zeljko on Tue, 10/02/2018 - 08:00

What will it mean to be a football fan in ...
2050/2040/2030/2020?
Football is critically acclaimed as one of the last bastions of white male mass culture. It is in urgent need to be re-calibrated for the 21st century, a future that can make diversities out of differences, participation out of privileges and think intersections beyond just sporadic inclusions. In the context of this massive fan-centered sport, let's think about:
What is the future identity of a football fan?
What can we project towards 2050/2040/2030/2020?

50 years after and it is still that #NonWhiteAthletesStretchNormsBetter

Submitted by zeljko on Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:21
Iconic moment when gold medalist Tommie Smith (center) and bronze medalist John Carlos (right) showing the raised fist on the podium after the 200 m race at the 1968 Summer Olympics; both wear Olympic Project for Human Rights badges. Peter Norman (silver medalist, left) from Australia also wears an OPHR badge in solidarity with Smith and Carlos.