I Am Queer, but Am I Safe?
#OmulFaceLocul is a project of Constanta, Clara and Mariana who live in Chișinău. As architects and urban planners, they explore different aspects of community urbanism and formulate what we, as a society, can do together to make the cities we live in a bit friendlier. A sustainable city is a safe place, one that allows movement without fear of crime, victimization, or harassment, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Under the tagline I am queer, but am I safe? the Loc de Dialog (The Place of Dialogue) series invites queer people of Chișinău to reflect upon what their city does to ensure the safety needs of LGBTQ+ individuals. The interviews explore Chișinău’s places of vulnerability and victimization, as well as places that represent queer resistance, activism, and empowerment, as they are experienced in everyday queer lives.
In this first episode, the Loc de Dialog talks to Katisch, a decolonial activist and independent researcher, about her experiences of in/visibility as a queer woman in Chișinău.