A Map of Queer Brum
Commissioned by SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture and Birmingham Hippodrome, November 2019
A Map of Queer Brum is a directory of Birmingham's LGBTQ+ spaces from 1850 to present. It brings together personal and collective descriptions of sites including bars, clubs and public toilets in response to ongoing threats of regeneration.
In December 2018, Prosperity Developments applied for permission to demolish existing buildings and to construct a 116 apartment complex in the Gay Village. Further venues were implicated in the Rea Valley Urban Quarter Masterplan in May 2019, a residential development comprising over 5,000 new homes. These structures will lead to noise complaints, licensing restrictions and the closure of 13 community hubs.