PUG (pronounced: ['pʌg]):
- A breed of dog. In German this breed is called "Mops", which is also a slang term for female breasts.
- Acronym for “Perverse und Gefährdete” (German for “Perverse and Endangered”): Berlin jargon for homo-, trans *, inter-, pan-, contra- and poly-sexual persons sometimes marginalised in multiple ways)
LOVE (pronounced ['lʌv]):
An emotional-normative concept that regulates interpersonal relations on a private level.
QUEER (pronounced: ['kwɪə (ɹ)]):
- Etymology: from the German "quer" (diagonal), derived from the Old-German twerh ("oblique"), from the proto-indo-European * terkʷ- ("Twist, twirl, wind"). Related to the English word thwart (“hinder” “counteract” “foil”)
- Synonyms: "peculiar", "strange", "whimsical", "doubtful", "gay"
- Used transnationally as an adjective for non-binary concepts of sexuality, as well as by and for people whose relationship models are not based on exclusive schemes such as hetero- or homosexuality.
Period of time filled with numerous norm-busting activities conducted by sexually-mature persons in urban spaces.
Я (pronounced: ['ja]):
- Last letter of the cyrillic alphabet
- Russian for »i«
- German: Expression of Affirmation (for ex.: Have you arrived? --> »Я«)
Platform, refuge, place of thinking, discourse accelerator, art asylum, encounter base, space of possiblities; since 2013 important Berlin center for interdisciplinary political art.