Transitions and Trans Lives

Wed 18 May 2022, 9:30am - 12:30pm at Design School Lecture Theatre (LDS017)

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(Photo credit: Isaac Scott Briggs)

Please note that films being shown as part of this event feature strobe lighting, explicit sexual content, scenes of injections.

Following on from Radar's 2021 project What Makes This Image Trans?, we're delighted to be contributing to this screening and discussion exploring the roles that film and photography might play in representing and transforming trans lives. It features Raju Rage, the lead artist for What Makes This Image Trans? and Nat Thorne, who participated the project and has recently overseen the installation of some of its photographs in the waiting room of the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health, where they work.

The event has been organised by the Institute of Advanced Studies as part of their Transitions Festival. Photographs from What Makes This Image Trans? will be on display during the event.

Event Programme

9.30 – 9.45 Coffee/tea/arrivals
9.45-10.15 Intro and welcome from IAS. 
10.15-10.35 Screening: Tina Takemoto, Looking for Jiro (5:45min, 2011)
10.35-11.10 Screening: Wojciech Puś, Queer landscapes, Segues from Endless (22:   13min, 2020)
11.10- 11.35 Screening: Raju Rage, Techno Gender: Pyramid Revealed By A Sandstorm (7.17mins, 2017)
11.35 – 11.45 break
11.45 – 12.30 Panel/discussion: Chair - Rachael Grew (Loughborough University), Alpesh Patel (Temple University, Transitions Festival Residential Fellow), Nat Thorne (The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health), Raju Rage (Multidisciplinary Artist), Zachary DuBois (University of Oregon, Transitions Festival Visiting Fellow)


Booking is free but necessary.

By booking a place at this event, attendees agree to behave in a respectful manner such that everyone feels comfortable contributing as they wish. In particular, they are asked not to use oppressive language and to respect the experiences and identities of event participants. 

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The event is taking place in Loughborough University's Design School Lecture Theatre (LDS017). The building can be found here (google maps). 


This is an in-person event. The venue has step free access. If you have any specific access requirements or questions, please email Kieran Teasdale on

This performance has been commissioned by Radar and is being produced in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies as part of their Transitions Festival. For more information about the Festival, and the complete programme, please click here. 


Raju Rage

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