no. 2

Nightlife as Queer Political Method

Tamar Shirinian engages with “nightlife” as a temporal and affective phenomenon, emphasizing the particular political possibility that exists at night. Night requires a different kind of method, one attuned to the undercommons and its thinking on the move, and attentive to emotion, invisibility, and uncertainty.

Emplaced Bars and Episodic Events: Reflections on Nightlife Forms

Amin Ghaziani argues that the closure of gay bars disrupted the field of nightlife and encouraged the visibility of other forms of fellowship called “club nights.” Ghaziani calls for conceptual plurality in how we think about nightlife forms and proposes a strategy for studying episodic and event-based scenes.