Queer Stations!!: A Mobile Homecoming Dream Come True
Greetings MobileHomecoming Family!
We are writing to announce the birth of Queer Stations
Queer Stations is a dream of Julia and Lex for sustainable intergenerational living and creative arts and community building space and the answer to what we have been learning on our Mobile Homecoming journey…which is that the number one need in our community is SPACE to manifest our inspired passionate work.
And guess what? Proto-Queer Station our exciting launch of this project is in Atlanta/Decatur. Do you want to come spend a week or a month or more in Atlanta to do a residency based on fulfilling your purpose????
We are now accepting applications for residencies and moving into the space!
We can’t wait to hear from you and tell you more!!!!
(a ridiculous amount of) LOVE (transforms the world)
Lex and Julia
Queer Stations is our alignment concerning sustainable community right now! We envision intergenerational communities around the world for radical queer people of color (and those aligned with us) that support us to do our purpose. We welcome our community to come live, learn and teach about sustainability whether you want to make Queer Stations your long-term home, do a residency, stay through a transitional period while you shift toward passionate work and purpose, or spend a few days when you come to town to attend one of the many amazing conferences or workshops that our communities host.
Queer Stations is a place where we have access to our purpose because we have access to our time, tools, inspiration and love.
Here the tools we need to create the world anew are available including computer & multimedia labs/studios, art studios, carpentry and work equipment & space, workout rooms, meeting space, dance studios and more. This is the 365 arts residency program for us all. Because isn’t doing your purpose, whatever it might be, an art?
Queer Stations is our vision for sustainable living off the grid.
It is possible as we learned by visiting Earthships in Taos, NM, but Sandbag building, Adobe, Cob, Yurts and other options are also viable. In Taos, NM we experienced homes that are cool when it’s hot outside and warm when it’s cold outside; that have indoor gardens that grow food (even bananas) any time of year; that catch, filter and reuse water; that use solar and wind for power, and that handle waste all on site with no outside utility services.
This is what it looks like… To realize our vision of taking care of each other and the planet these are the solutions that we have found and seek to develop beginning with a Proto-Queer Station (i.e. Queer Stations in practical development).
About (Proto) Queer Station – Decatur/ATL
Below is a description that represents our vision for what this Queer Station will become. We have 2 bedrooms for short to long term residencies and 1 bedroom available for weekend to week long visits.
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom
- Multimedia Studio & Computer Lab
- Eat-in Kitchen open to Meeting Space
- Meeting Space
- Workshop & Gym in Double Car garage –
We intend this (Proto) Queer Station to be an intergenerational space for creative work by or with Radical Queer/LGBT/SGL People of Color. It is a pet and smoke free space (smoking outside away from entrances is ok). We are learning and growing as we go. If you are interested in this process please contact us. Here we will continue to develop the metro-ATL Queer Stationuntil we are able to build and move to a fully sustainable and accessible space.
Three types of residency:
- Long Term: 6 months to 1 yr
- Short Term: 1 to 3 months
- Weekend: 2 to 4 days