Home Is the Place We All Share: Building Queer Collective Utopias

Olivier Vallerand

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In the early 1990s, feminist challenges to mainstream architectural discourses were taken upon by queer space theorists, who broadened the focus from understanding how space is gendered and sexualised to suggest new ways of inhabiting space. In the last decade, a new generation, exemplified by artists Elmgreen & Dragset's transformation of architectural spaces, further pushed the challenges, offering a communitarian ideal that puts aside traditional public and private divisions. These spatial experiences can be linked to the ideas of queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz who proposes a queer futurity tainted with political idealism which can inspire architecture to emulate a queer collectivity.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-75
JournalJournal of Architectural Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 5 2013
Externally publishedYes


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