Fluid Conversation will be chaired by Luis-Manuel Garcia, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies at the University of Birmingham.
He will also be DJing as LMGM at Fluid Brunch
His research covers urban electronic dance music scenes, with a particular focus on affect, intimacy, embodiment, sexuality, creative industries and musical migration. He is currently conducting a research project on ‘techno-tourism’ in Berlin while preparing a book manuscript entitled, Together Somehow: Music, Affect, and Intimacy on the Dancefloor. Luis-Manuel is also a member of the 'Room 4 Resistance' a Berlin-based queer / femme-forward collective focused on community-building as well as creating space and visibility for underrepresented artists in dance music.