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Gender and sexuality

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Body unbuilding: on cuts, stitching and anarchitectureSubscription

By Jack Halberstam

If the human form can be depicted as a house, what does it mean to dismantle it?

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Only resist: a feminist approach to critical spatial practiceSubscription

By Jane Rendell

Since the 1990s, a radical and interdisciplinary approach to spatial practice offers a rich and productive seam for feminism and architecture

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Out of space: changing homosexual geographiesSubscription

By Huw Lemmey

State control over homosexuality in public has given way to spatial divisions brought on by economic and technological pressures

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Stepping out: the flâneuse claims the city for herselfSubscription

By Lauren Elkin

Forging a pattern for a new archetypal character distinct from that of her oft-cited male counterpart, the flâneuse savours the city in a way that has historically been denied her


Queer Gothic: architecture, gender and desireSubscription

By Ayla Lepine

Through a historical study of the connections between architecture, gender and desire, Ayla Lepine reveals the invisibility and marginalisation of queer history

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AR March 2019 on Women in Architecture + SexSubscription

4 March, 2019

Elizabeth Diller | Hélène Binet | Lina Ghotmeh Architecture | TEd’A | DnA | Karamuk Kuo | OMA | O’Donnell + Tuomey | Flores & Prats | RCR Arquitectes | Ada Louise Huxtable

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March 2018 on Women in ArchitectureSubscription

15 February, 2018

Wolff Architects | WISE Architecture | MAIO | Gabinete de Arquitectura | Dow Jones | Paredes Pedrosa | 6a Architects | Barclay & Crousse | Amanda Levete | Madelon Vriesendorp | Zaha Hadid

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Naked ambition: blurring the line between creator and consumer in the porn industrySubscription

By Esther Fernández Cifuentes

As pornography has moved from the public to the private sphere, stage sets have increasingly mirrored the domestic settings in which it is consumed

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The serveSubscription

By Rosa Johan Uddoh

The Williams sisters’ feminist space of possibility 23m by 8m long

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Poem: phases of home lifeSubscription

By Helen Charman

Home futures brimming with desire and an aesthetics of domesticity

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Cruise Control: Moscow's Homosexual Hang-outsSubscription


Yevgeniy’s photobook of now desolate cruising sites in Moscow contests Putin’s intolerant neo-nationalism


Women’s Toilet in Thane, India by Rohan ChavanSubscription


Secure places to relieve oneself are important for women in India – not only to raise awareness about endemic abuse – but do they work as sites of social interaction?

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Tortuous trajectories: the loves and lives of Modern couplesSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

Activating multiple modernities and identities, the Barbican’s Modern Couples exhibition probed the explicit intertwining of lives and art

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‘Despite the pulls of gender, there is still the work – the ideas, designs and buildings that transcend any single notion of identity’Subscription

By Mimi Zeiger

Identifying as an architect is a kind of drag, a mannered persona donned for effect


Outrage: ‘The risk and reward of anonymous and unchecked interpersonal contact is the very essence of the city’Subscription

By Huw Lemmey

True public space enables complex, messy, erotic inter-class contact

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