Following on from 2016’s Queering Architecture seminar, the Jaap Bakema Study Centre is organizing another event around the theme. On this occasion Joel Sanders, architect and professor at Yale University, will give a lecture about diversity and inclusivity in architecture, based on the notion of the ‘noncompliant body’.
Sanders became known in the 1990s as editor of the groundbreaking Stud: Architectures of Masculinity. Together with Susan Stryker and Terry Kogan, he worked on the Stalled! project, which addresses the American debate surrounding transgender access to public restrooms. Sanders published an article on this topic in the recent Trans Bodies / Queering Spaces issue of Footprint, which was edited by Robert Gorny and Dirk van den Heuvel. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Sanders and the Footprint editors.
Zaal A, Julianalaan 134
Free. Please register via tickets
By ‘queering’ the discipline of architecture, we sought to discuss new ways to arrive at an inclusive approach to architecture and urban planning from the LGBT perspective. Speakers included Jasmine Rault, who wrote a book on Eileen Gray and Sapphic modernity; Henry Urbach, who organized the exhibition Queer Space in New York in 1994; Wolfgang Voigt, who is preparing a book publication on gay architects together with Uwe Bresan; and Riëtte van der Werff who is building a project for LGBT-seniors in Amsterdam.