Queer Space

Architecture Fringe 2019
Queer Space

07 June - 31 August 2019
The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU

With

Shoot Your Shot (Bonzai Bonner) with Collective Architecture (Nick Walker & Cat Liggat)
OH141 (Sarra Wild) with Cécile Ngọc Sương Perdu
VAJ.Power (Hol McGowan and Sofya Staune) with Michael Pavlides
Junglehussi (Matthew Arthur Williams) with Christy Doherty and Rebecca Ziola
Hot Mess (Simon Eilbeck and Colin O'Hara)

Queer Space is a research and design project which invites queer club producers based in Glasgow to imagine their ideal nightclub. Paired with local architects and designers, together they explore the potential for queered architectures, aesthetics, spatial programming and social occupation.

‘Some will read “queer” as synonymous with “gay and lesbian” or “LGBT”. This reading falls short. While those who would fit within the constructions of “L”, “G”, “B” or “T” could fall within the discursive limits of queer, queer is not a stable area to inhabit. Queer is not merely another identity that can be tacked onto a list of neat social categories, nor the quantitative sum of our identities. Rather, it is the qualitative position of opposition to presentations of stability – an identity that problematises the manageable limits of identity. Queer is a territory of tension,defined against the dominant narrative of white hetero monogamous patriarchy, but also by an affinity with all who are marginalised, otherized and oppressed. Queer is the abnormal, the strange, the dangerous. Queer involves our sexuality and our gender, but so much more. It is our desire and fantasies and more still. Queer is the cohesion of everything in conflict with the heterosexual capitalist world. Queer is a total rejection of the regime of the Normal.'

Toward The Queerest Insurrection - Mary Nardini Gang (The Anarchist Library) 2014

Image: left OH141 & Cécile Ngọc Sương Perdu / right Junglehussi & Christy Doherty & Rebecca Ziola

Image: AF2019 Queer Space contributors by Tao-Anas Le Thanh

Image: AF2019 Queer Space contributors by Tao-Anas Le Thanh

Image: left Shoot Your Shot & Collective Architecture / right VAJ.Power & Michael Pavlides

Image: left Shoot Your Shot & Collective Architecture / right VAJ.Power & Michael Pavlides

Architecture Fringe 2019

Architecture Fringe 2019