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40 414 Queer Space

Full course name in English: 
Queer Space
40 414
Syklus 2
2022 Vår
2022 Vår
Maksimum antall studenter: 
Alma Elisabeth Oftedal

Admission to AHO and successful completion of three years bachelor level studies (180 ECTS).

Part of course series: A queer look at architecture

Om emnet

Queer theory has influenced a branch of the architectural discourse since the 90s. In this course we will investigate what queer space might be by reading relevant texts  and by doing artistic research.

The course is divided in two parts. The first part is focused on critical discourse analysis and its relevance for discussions on architecture. Through the study of  queer theory, traditional power-relations will be challenged, and ethical and political awareness increased. In the second part, the theoretical material is actualized within a creative and architectonic frame, through drawing-exercises based on a fictional text related to the course's topic.

  • Knowledge of central directions in modern cultural theory.
  • Knowledge of how queer theory is related to architecture.
  • Knowledge of how to write a reflection paper.
  • Knowledge of how to explore the relationship between literary, cultural and architectural themes through drawing.
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Literature studies, discussions, academic writing, investigative drawings.

  • Bauman, Celine. 2020. «Queer Nature». In: Archithese no. 2, p. 78-83.
  • Betsky, Aaron. 1997. «Aesthetic Escapades». In: Queer Space. Architecture and Same-Sex Desire, p. 56-97. New York: William Morrow and Company.
  • Betsky, Aaron. 2020. «Queer space reconsidered» In: Archithese no. 2, p. 70-77.
  • Bonnevier, Katarina. 2020. «Never Trust the Decor». In: Archithese no. 2, p. 86-93
  • Carson, Anne. 2010. Autobiography of Red. [1998]. London: Jonathan Cape
  • Chee, Lillian. 2011. «Materializing the Tiger in the Archive: Creative Research and Architectural History». In: Lori A. Brown (ed.). Feminist practices, p. 155-168. London and New York: Routledge.
  • Choquette, Eloïse. 2020. «Queering Architecture». In: Archithese no. 2, p. 6-13
  • Colomina, Beatriz. 2010. «A House of Ill Repute: E 1027». In: Tanja Jordan and Rikke Lequick Larsen (ed.) Female forces of architecture, p: 68-85. København: Kunstakademiets arkitektskole [Orig.published in: Agrest, Diana (ed.). 1996. As: «Battle Lines: E 1027». The   sex of architecture. p. 167-182. New York: Harry N. Abrams].
  • Crowdy, Joe. 2021. «Queer Growth». In: Architectural Review no. 1478, p. 102-106.
  • Furman, Adam Nathaniel. 2019. «Outrage: Architecture represses plurality in favour of a heteronormative culture». In: Architectural Review no. 1459, p. 55.
  • Halberstam, Jack. 2020. «Unbuilding Gender». In: Archithese no. 2, p. 29-37.
  • Lange, Torsten. «Another Infrastructure: Queer Ecologies of Care». In: Architectural Review no. 1479, p. 20-25.
  • Lemey, Huw. 2019. «Out of space». In: Architectural Review no. 1459, p. 44-47.
  • Lepine, Ayla. 2015. «Queer Gothic». In: Architectural Review no. 1415, p. 110-111.
  • Sontag, Susan. 1964. «Notes on Camp». Lastet ned fra https://monoskop.org/images/5/59/Sontag_Susan_1964_Notes_on_Camp.pdf
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