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Queering Architecture: Methods, Practices, Spaces, Pedagogies

Author/EditorJobst, Marko (Author)
Stead, Naomi (Author)
ISBN: 9781350267046
Pub Date23/02/2023
BindingHardback
Pages296
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
¥18,326
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Featuring contributions from a range of significant voices in the field, this volume renews the conversation around what it means to speak of the 'queer' in the context of architecture, and offers a fresh take on the methodological and epistemological challenges this poses to the discipline of architectural theory.

Architecture as a discipline, a profession and an applied practice, is always subordinate to its own conceptual framework, which is one of orderliness. It refers to buildings, but also to infrastructures of thought and knowledge, to conventions and taxonomies, to structures of governance, hierarchies of power and systems of administration. How, then, can one look at queering architectural discourse when the very term 'queer', celebrated for its elusive, slippery nature, resists and attacks such order?

Divided into four subsections, the essays in this anthology each purse a distinct line of inquiry - methods, practices, spaces, and pedagogies - in order to help particularize the proposed queering of architecture. They demonstrate the paradoxical nature of the endeavour from a diverse range of perspectives - from the questions of mapping queer theory in architecture; to the issues of queer architectural archives, or lack thereof; to the non-Western linguistic challenges to the very term queer alongside decolonial approaches to architecture via indigeneity and landscape.

Queering Architecture not only provides a bold challenge to the normative methods employed in architectural discourse but addresses the paradoxical nature of establishing 'queer' methodologies in itself. Essential reading for architectural and queer theorists.

Featuring contributions from a range of significant voices in the field, this volume renews the conversation around what it means to speak of the 'queer' in the context of architecture, and offers a fresh take on the methodological and epistemological challenges this poses to the discipline of architectural theory.

Architecture as a discipline, a profession and an applied practice, is always subordinate to its own conceptual framework, which is one of orderliness. It refers to buildings, but also to infrastructures of thought and knowledge, to conventions and taxonomies, to structures of governance, hierarchies of power and systems of administration. How, then, can one look at queering architectural discourse when the very term 'queer', celebrated for its elusive, slippery nature, resists and attacks such order?

Divided into four subsections, the essays in this anthology each purse a distinct line of inquiry - methods, practices, spaces, and pedagogies - in order to help particularize the proposed queering of architecture. They demonstrate the paradoxical nature of the endeavour from a diverse range of perspectives - from the questions of mapping queer theory in architecture; to the issues of queer architectural archives, or lack thereof; to the non-Western linguistic challenges to the very term queer alongside decolonial approaches to architecture via indigeneity and landscape.

Queering Architecture not only provides a bold challenge to the normative methods employed in architectural discourse but addresses the paradoxical nature of establishing 'queer' methodologies in itself. Essential reading for architectural and queer theorists.

Marko Jobst is an independent lecturer and researcher based in Scotland. He has taught at a number of schools of architecture in London, most prominently as Architecture Undergraduate Theory Coordinator at the University of Greenwich. Naomi Stead is Professor of Architecture and Director of the Design and Creative Practice Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT, Australia.

Figures Contributors Introduction - Marko Jobst and Naomi Stead I: Methods 1. On the Uses of Queer Space Thinking - Olivier Vallerand 2. Queer Encounters in the Archive: Misplaced Love Letters and Autobiographical Homes - Dirk van den Heuvel and Martin van Wijk 3. Queering Architectural History: Anomalous histories and historiographies of the Baroque - Marko Jobst 4. Notes From Transient Spaces, Anachronic Times: An architectural exercise - Ece Canli II: Practices 5. El Site: Queer approximations on fragments and writing - Regner Ramos 6. After the party with the lights on: A case study of queering architecture - Timothy Moore and Adam Nathaniel Furman 7. Fabulous Facades - Ben Campkin and Lo Marshall 8. From STUD to Stalled!: Embodied identity through a queer lens 1996-2021 - Joel Sanders III: Spaces 9. Architectures of Darkness in Derek Jarman and Mark Bradford - Nicholas Gamso 10. Queer Space in a Peripheral Modernity - Sarah Nicholus 11. Music as a Site of Transing - Simona Castricum 12. Queer Spaces, Queer Readings, Queer Lodgings - Naomi Stead IV: Pedagogies 13. [Spatial] Pedagogic readings of Queer Theory: Experimental Realism and opportunities for teaching and learning - Gem Barton 14. Teacher/student: Queer practices to dismantle hierarchies in studio culture - A.L. Hu 15. Taking Architecture from Behind - Colin Ripley Index

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