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When Program is the Enemy of Function… Gender-Nonconforming Experiences of Architectural Space

When Program is the Enemy of Function… Gender-Nonconforming Experiences of Architectural Space AbstractWhat is our expectation of architecture when our cities, buildings - their programs, connections and interfaces - reinforce essentialist and cisnormative notions of gender? For some, that is not an architecture of safety, nor of belonging or identity; rather of hostility, othering and privilege. Relationships between form, space, program and function have unique political and spatial meanings for gender nonconforming people. When program is the enemy of function, one adapts as they disconnect to seek belonging, safety and find identity. What can be learnt about architectural emotion, space and practice through the lens of trans and gender diverse experiences? http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

When Program is the Enemy of Function… Gender-Nonconforming Experiences of Architectural Space

Architecture and Culture , Volume 5 (3): 11 – Sep 2, 2017

When Program is the Enemy of Function… Gender-Nonconforming Experiences of Architectural Space

Architecture and Culture , Volume 5 (3): 11 – Sep 2, 2017

Abstract

AbstractWhat is our expectation of architecture when our cities, buildings - their programs, connections and interfaces - reinforce essentialist and cisnormative notions of gender? For some, that is not an architecture of safety, nor of belonging or identity; rather of hostility, othering and privilege. Relationships between form, space, program and function have unique political and spatial meanings for gender nonconforming people. When program is the enemy of function, one adapts as they disconnect to seek belonging, safety and find identity. What can be learnt about architectural emotion, space and practice through the lens of trans and gender diverse experiences?

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.1080/20507828.2017.1367549
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Abstract

AbstractWhat is our expectation of architecture when our cities, buildings - their programs, connections and interfaces - reinforce essentialist and cisnormative notions of gender? For some, that is not an architecture of safety, nor of belonging or identity; rather of hostility, othering and privilege. Relationships between form, space, program and function have unique political and spatial meanings for gender nonconforming people. When program is the enemy of function, one adapts as they disconnect to seek belonging, safety and find identity. What can be learnt about architectural emotion, space and practice through the lens of trans and gender diverse experiences?

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Sep 2, 2017

Keywords: queer architecture; biopolitics; transgender; non-binary; gender nonconforming; cisnormativity; safer space; risk space; othering

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