New year, new DialoguePerspectives podcast-episodes! In our first episode in 2022, Gil Shohat speaks to our participant Henri Vogel, who is currently taking part in our DialoguePerspectives-programme for the first time. In their discussion, Henri reflected his experiences as a trans-man in our interreligious-worldview programme as well as how he navigates his manifold identity-markers derived from his personal history in this context. The two furthermore discussed the necessity for the visibility of a queer memory culture, which, as opposed to many other memory cultures, cannot draw from vertical, thus intergenerational and familial memory transmissions, but rather solely from a so-called horizontal memory transmission amongst the communities.
Henri is a Master’s student of “Religion and Culture” at Humboldt-University Berlin. He self-describes as a trans-man, child of working class parents, as well as a son of a Hungarian mother. Growing up in a small town in Saxony, he currently lives in Berlin with his husband and his cat. His working fields are queer equality politics and memory culture as well as the relationship between religion and the “new right” in Germany. You can listen to this episode via all relevant podcast outlets. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
˝To be part of such a diverse group helped me realize that our goals are more similar than I used to think before.
Ben, DialoguePerspectives participant