We will move in triangular formations and step on each other's feet.

YES! Association / Föreningen JA! is working on a new project for the exhibition The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor, at Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT. The exhibition is curated by Yevgeniy Fiks and Olga Kopenkina and will be on view between May 21 – August 27, 2017.

The project has the title A New Spelling of a Street – A tribute to Audre Lorde. It is a work in process and includes; a letter, two photos, a printed map, excerpts from “Code of Ordinances, Stamford, CT. Chapter 21. FACILITIES; CITY-OWNED: Guidelines for naming and renaming of streets, parks and facilities”, copies from the book “Zami – A New Spelling of My Name” by Audre Lorde (1982), and the engagement of many of us. The aim of the project is to name / rename a street in South End, Stamford to Audre Lorde Street in honor of (with her own words) ”black lesbian feminist mother poet warrior“ Audre Lorde (1934-1992) who lived in Stamford during the 1950s.

Below you can read the letter “To Whom it May Concern” that explains more about the background and aspirations for the project:

Here you find a PDF with excerpts from “Zami – A New Spelling of My Name” by Audre Lorde (1982), with underlinings by YES! Association / Föreningen JA!.

Here you find a PDF with excerpts from “Code of Ordinances, Stamford, CT. Chapter 21. FACILITIES; CITY-OWNED: Guidelines for naming and renaming of streets, parks and facilities.

Photos of the building in which Keystone Electronics was located at the beginning of 1950s, with former address 114 Manhattan St and current address One Dock St. The photos were taken during a research trip on February 25, 2017.

Map of Stamford, CT with the location of Keystone Electronics marked in pencil.

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