The ASSC hosts a discussion with the authors about their new book, ‘Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories’

Thursday 29 June, 6pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

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In their new book, Queer Spaces: An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories, Adam Nathaniel Furman and Joshua Mardell have invited a global roster of contributors to discuss examples from around the world, among them an independent bookshop in Glasgow, a patch of jungle on the campus of UNAM in Mexico City, and a ruined cathedral in Nicaragua. This is a timely and significant broadening of the study of such spaces, which has previously been dominated by case studies from the global north. As LGBTQIA+ spaces come under intensified threat from the forces of financialisation and conservatism, we join the authors to discuss their significance and the creativity and resilience of those who make and use them. 

Speaker Biographies:

Joshua Mardell is an architectural historian, a tutor in architecture at the Royal College of Art where he is subject lead for the Masters of Research Degree. He is one of the editors of the Journal of Architecture, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Adam Nathaniel Furman is an artist and designer who was trained in architecture and runs Atelier ANF that works in product design, public art and architecture.

Chair Tom Wilkinson is Lecturer in History of Architecture at Birkbeck, University of London, History Editor of the Architectural Review and Co-Director of New Architecture Writers.

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