Why do we need a queer pedagogy?
On the basis of the biological characteristics that distinguish two different procreative modalities, the naturalization of the roles between masculine and feminine has been created, which has led to the creation of the stereotypes and conventions known to us today.
What is at stake is not only the freedom of expression of the human organism, it is the possibility of leading a life worthy of being lived, without suffering the violence of a society that makes it unbearable because it does not conform to the norm.
There is a right to exist, a right to life, a right to the expression of one’s voice that is not possible in the contemporary world.
The ambition of this book lies in underlining the importance of a new philosophy and a new pedagogy that assimilates in them the result of queer reflection.
What is a queer pedagogy?
The first value that a queer pedagogy can bring to our awareness is the possibility to let us experience, through bodily experiences implemented in a guided and protected context through dancing, the transformative dimension of existence.
The second value is the possibility to experience the self as something in progress and in constant dialectic with the surrounding world.
Queer pedagogy, therefore, is a methodology that aims to make the organism experience transformative experiences through mimesic performances. From these experiences, queer pedagogy expects the possibility of facilitating the free expression of the truth that each organism recognizes in its own depth in a comfortable and welcoming context through the dance of Eros and Thanatos.
The importance of the ritual for a queer pedagogy
The ritual and the performance become the perfect opportunity to connect the desire for transformation with a situation in which simultaneously the inner world and the social world are transformed and find a new order.
Queer pedagogy assumes in its methodology the human need to experiment through mimesis.
The desire for transformation has been in the human since its birth. Through ritual and transformation, the human organism aspires to return to where it came from and finds the possibility to connect the profane dimension with the sacred dimension of existence.
The aim of a queer pedagogy is to create the conditions for this desiring practice of transformation to take place in a guided and protected context through dancing.