Rudi Aker wrote about Lucas LaRochelle’s residency that, “Queer story perhaps does not need to exist as a ubiquitous truth, but rather as a mechanism of making visible the intimacy and absurdity of collective world-building [...] works to deepen the negotiation between physical and digital space, through the incubation of an AI designed and trained with queer knowledge as its axis.”

What kinds of queer knowledge, on or offline, are sustaining you and your communities?

How will international queer solidarities inform responses to the pandemic and its after-effects?


In what ways do marginalized communities shape space on the internet for community-building or knowledge-sharing?

Lucas has said of their community-generated mapping project Queering the Map that “queer space is not claimed space, but rather something that is ephemerally produced through the relation of queer bodies in space.” (1) How might public spaces (including those on the internet) allow intimate ecologies to flourish and coexist?

1 Angad Singh, "Queering The Map : A Skype Call With Lucas LaRochelle", Ruthless Magazine, Accessed April 17, 2020,


More from our files!

Watch this short interview with the artist about slowness, queer machine-learning, and the first stages of’s “speculative cyberspaces”
Browse photos of their 2019 residency exhibition at Studio XX.


Each week, explore projects from our archives through two series of conversation starters and DIY experiments. Our series for families introduces projects which help us find new ways of being together and being at home during this period of physical distancing, with activities to try and questions to ask each other. Our series for the general public brings together projects from our archives which have explored various kinds of intimate ecologies, and prompts reflection and conversation to nourish our collective imagination.