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Queer Premises: LGBTQ+ Venues in London Since the 1980s

Author/EditorCampkin, Prof. Ben (University College L (Author)
ISBN: 9781350324855
Pub Date29/06/2023
BindingPaperback
Pages296
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
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Queer premises provide vital social and cultural infrastructure - a queer infrastructure - connecting different generations and locations, facilitating the movement of resources, across and beyond the city.

Queer Premises offers evidence for how London's diverse LGBTQ+ populations have embedded themselves into urban space, systems and resources. It sets out to understand how, across their different material dimensions, bars, cafes, nightclubs, pubs, community centres, and hybrids of these typologies, have been imagined, created and sustained. From the 1980s to the present, Campkin asks how, where, and why these venues have been established, how they operate and the purposes they serve, what challenges they face and why they close down.

Queer premises provide vital social and cultural infrastructure - a queer infrastructure - connecting different generations and locations, facilitating the movement of resources, across and beyond the city.

Queer Premises offers evidence for how London's diverse LGBTQ+ populations have embedded themselves into urban space, systems and resources. It sets out to understand how, across their different material dimensions, bars, cafes, nightclubs, pubs, community centres, and hybrids of these typologies, have been imagined, created and sustained. From the 1980s to the present, Campkin asks how, where, and why these venues have been established, how they operate and the purposes they serve, what challenges they face and why they close down.

Ben Campkin is the author of Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in London, which in 2014 won the Urban Communication Foundation Jane Jacobs Award and was Commended in the Royal Institute for British Architects President's Awards for Research. Ben is Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK, and Co-Director of UCL's Urban Laboratory.

Table of contents List of figures List of abbreviations Queer Premises Chapter 1 Queer infrastructure Chapter 2 Perverted purposes Chapter 3 Mainstreaming pride Chapter 4 Rupture and repair Chapter 5 Seeking closure Chapter 6 Sui generis Chapter 7 Macho city Chapter 8 Pandemic premises About the author Acknowledgments

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