Everyday Democracy with Twiggy Pucci Garçon

Saturday, March 9th at 5.00 pm | B9


Free entry, reservation required here


In collaboration with Fluvial Industries




The ballroom culture is an LGBTQAI+ subculture born in New York in the 1960s as a response to the marginalization and invisibility of Latinx, African American, gay, and transgender individuals.

During a ballroom, performers compete in dances and competitions to earn prizes and status. But every ballroom is above all a declaration of existence, a ritual of identity, and a celebration of the beauty that lies in uniqueness. It’s a true political manifestation, where safe spaces and fundamental rights are claimed, without distinctions of race, class, gender, or sexual orientation.

It’s within the ballroom community that the performer and producer Twiggy Pucci Garçon, an icon and international mother of the House of Garçon, made her first appearance in Italy, finding support at a crucial moment in her life. She utilized multiple forms of expression to give voice to black individuals in the U.S. LGBTQAI+ community, particularly the youngest and most vulnerable who live without a place to call home.

This marks the beginning of the third meeting with Everyday Democracy, to discuss art, rights, media, representation, and those who struggle to give voice to those who have none.