We do not know what will happen with Damiá in the future. From our side, we are committed to continuing working with the language over the coming years to see what can happen and what questions and adventures this long-term engagement creates. At its heart, Damiá is a desire to understand how to imagine a different world by asking: What would be possible if Queer people had our own language?
It’s a deceptively simple question but the search for an answer, and the other questions that this enquiry provokes, are fascinating and complex. Damiá can act as a kind of real-world laboratory that allows us to be curious about Queer connection, Queer identities, Queer belonging, and Queer separatism.
Of course, Damiá also has the potential to become a language that we as Queer people can use — to communicate with each other, to play with, to create in. For Damiá to have a speech community would, of course, be a strange and wonderful thing. We are always here to talk about Damiá, to hear your ideas, or to facilitate the use of the language. We have already run a season of online classes and plan another from winter 2022.
If you would like to learn Damiá or simply want to find out more, please do not hesitate to be in touch with us. Send us an email or get in touch via IG.