Queering Architecture

Marko Jobst, Naomi Stead


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
30 May 2024
ISBN: 9781350267084
296 pages

From the publisher

Queering Architecture explores what it means to “queer” architecture, challenging the methods and methodologies of architectural discourse and subverting disciplinary power structures.

Architecture as a discipline, a profession and an applied practice, is always subordinate to its own conceptual framework of orderliness. How, then, can we look at queering architectural discourse when the very term 'queer' – celebrated for its elusive, slippery nature – resists and attacks such order?

The essays in this book explore this paradox 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. Offering guerrilla tactics and interventions for the discipline alongside a developing theoretical framework, it is essential reading for architects, designers, queer and LGBTQ+ theorists alike.