queering

“queering is something we do, rather than something we are (or are not)”
To queer is to subvert, question, and challenge normative ideas and hegemonic structures of power. To queer does not necessarily entail issues of sexuality (that can be a dimension of it), but rather it is the questioning and challenging of what is common, what is “acceptable,” and what is “normal.”

In architecture, queering becomes a powerful tool for unlocking hidden potentials in the built environment. When our spaces are queered, when we produce subversive architectures that appropriate and reshape normative public space, then new relationships between people and place arise. Can queering be used to protect queer performances in our public spaces? Can it provide a way for architecture, which is so frequently a product of hegemony, to become an agent of individuals in the margins?

Interested in learning more? Click our table objects to the left (and some of our favorite projects on queering below).






>> Queering The Map
>> Queer: A Graphic History