Karol Radziszewski > Queer Archives Institute

My text “In Search For Queer Ancestors” was just published in the new L’Internationale EPUB “Decolonising Archives” and it is ready to download. It’s describing my archives related practice, DIK Fagazine magazine (that I’m running since 2005) and is introducing the new project: the Queer Archives Institute. The QAI was established on 15 November 2015, that is to say on the thirtieth anniversary of Operation Hyacinth in Poland (a comprehensive campaign carried out by the Civic Militia in the People’s Republic of Poland, which consisted in gathering data on Polish gay men and their community, as a result of which ca. 11 000 personal files were registered). The Queer Archives Institute official inauguration will be my exhibition that is opening at Videobrasil on the 2nd of April 2016.


Meu texto “In Search For Queer Ancestors” acabou de ser publicado no novo L’Internationale EPUB “Decolonising Archives e está pronto para download. Ele descreve minhas práticas relacionadas à pesquisa, a DIK Fagazine magazine (que organizo desde 2005) e introduz um novo projeto: o Queer Archives Institute. O QAI foi fundado em 15 de Novembro de 2015, o dia do 30º aniversário da operação Operation Hyacinth na Polônia (uma abrangente campanha realizada pela milícia civil na República Popular da Polônia, que consistiu em recolher informações sobre homens poloneses gays e suas comunidades, resultando em aproximadamente 11.000 arquivos pessoais registrados). A inauguração oficial do Queer Archives Institute será na minha exposição no Videobrasil, que terá sua abertura no dia 02 de Abril deste ano.

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About Karol Radziszewski

Born in 1980, in Bialystok, Poland. Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland

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