Tainio’s subproject Affective Vulnerability of Trans Activism addresses the ways in which affects inform and inspire activism on a personal level for individual trans, non-binary or gender non-conforming activists, as well as on a wider collective level of political goals, practices and visions for more liveable futures.
In the subproject Affective Aesthetics of Contemporary Trans Activist Art, Kähkönen studies how art by trans artists and communities works both in anticipated and unexpected ways and examines how artistic activism creates affective trajectories for the future.
In the subproject Affective Landscapes of Christian Queer Activism, Alasuutari analyses the early decades of Christian queer activism in Finland (from the late 1960s to the early 2000s), the affective tensions between the Evangelical Lutheran Church and homosexuality, and the feelings and hopes of people involved in this activism.
In her subproject Queer Activism in Museums, Juvonen analyses the ways in which queer and trans activists and scholars challenge the biased and exclusionary presentation of history in Finnish museums. She focuses among other things on queer guides through the museum exhibitions and the reinterpretations of unmarried men’s personal lives provided in the house museums.