None of Us is Yet a Robot - the Podcast

A wide range of topics discussed by some awesome trans (including non binary) folk, hosted by Emma Frankland of None of Us is Yet a Robot


May 5th, 2016

In this episode, Emma is again in Brighton, talking with performance maker Rosana Cade about identity and difference.  About holding hands in public space; performances in public space; fear in public space and the Brighton Safety Map Project.

Also about weird hugs and kissing your cousins.

We were invited to record this episode by Pink Fringe in conjunction with The Safety Map, a project they were facilitating across the recent bank holiday weekend at the Marlborough Theatre. It was an invitation for people to share experiences of anti-social behaviour in Brighton as well as spaces where they feel welcomed and celebrated.

Rosana says ”I am a performance maker based in Glasgow. Whilst the form of my performance work varies, and emerges in relation to the specific process or context I am engaging with, it is firmly rooted in a queer discourse and straddles live art and activism. My performances happen in various contexts including theatres, public spaces, as well as club and cabaret settings.

I was part of the Spill National Showcase in 2013, a National Theatre of Scotland ‘Auteur’ in 2014 and I am an Artsadmin artist bursary recipient 2014/15. My work has been shown extensively across the UK with over twenty organisations including the National Theatre in London, at Summerhall as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Contact Theatre – Manchester, the Arches in Glasgow, Forest Fringe, Battersea Arts Centre, and at international venues including Teatro Maria Matos in Lisbon, Frascati in Amsterdam and Kwai Fong Theatre in Hong Kong.

I also collaborate regularly with my partner Eilidh MacAskill in our live art riot girl boi band, Double Pussy Clit Fu*k to create club and cabaret performances. And I am co-founder of //BUZZCUT// festival.”

You can find links below or follow the Safety Map Project online at #safetymap and you can follow Rosana at @RosanaCade

And you can keep up to date with Emma's movements through the None of Us is Yet a Robot project at or @elbfrankland on twitter.

Opening music was by Kraftwerk and Closing music by Señor Coconut y Su Conjuto

Some things we mentioned in the conversation were:

The Safety Map -

The Marlborough, Brighton -

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs -

Walking / Holding -

Judith Butler -

Casey Plett -

Rituals for Change at the Yard Theatre (10 - 14 May) -

Advice about reporting hate crime -

LGBT Support

Gendered Intelligence:


Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard -

See you next time.