In this talk, Carina Islandia will discuss the "Museo de Machistán": her research-creation project that draws on an imagined territory based on Mexican lesbian nightlife, "Machistán", and the many ways it functions as a queer archive. Her project consists of a digital repository and online exhibit aimed
to reflect this virtual territory. It is based on the collection of photos and ephemera from the
lesbian and queer women's nightlife organizing collective I was a part of in Mexico City in the
mid-2000s. She will discuss the project's development within her doctoral dissertation and in collaboration with the Cabaret Commons Critical Practice, as well as the process and ethics of gathering and onlining the materials.