The intersection of queer studies and architecture has had increased visibility in recent years. One of the troubles with extending the possibility of queering architecture is the reconciliation of architectural discourse, and its disciplinary concerns, such as that around aesthetics, with the diverse interests of the LGBTIQA+ communities. Architecture academics and practitioners Simona Castricum and Timothy Moore discuss the complications and possibilities of how architectural thought considers being queer, and what this means for the discipline of architecture. Queering architecture may mean designing buildings and urban spaces more safe and symbolic for members of the LGBTIQA+ community; it may be the possibility of making the profession more embracing for members of this community; it may also be a methodology by which to disrupt norms and conventions of how cities are constructed. This conversation updates this thinking by considering the intersection between gender, sexuality and architecture.
|Title of host publication||Contentious Cities|
|Subtitle of host publication||Design and the Gendered Production of Space|
|Place of Publication||Oxon, UK|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|