Behind Closed DoorsBathrooms and bedrooms are nominally the most private of spaces, but very public debates surround the anatomy and behavior of the people who use them. How can design for the few ultimately become design for the many?
For WXY and New York State Parks, designing comfort stations to accommodate more than 60 million annual visitors — representing many different genders, backgrounds, and accessibility needs — is no simple task.
Going OutNot just nightlife: social space for queer-identifying users is as precious as it is precarious. What does it mean to design, maintain, and protect public space with only some of the public in mind?
SurfacingMarginalization means invisibility, both in history and space. New efforts seek to reclaim and preserve queer histories inscribed in sites across the city.
Many architects and urbanists are asking how their tools might be most effectively deployed in order to resist the violent oppression of marginalized communities, and how this effort might need to look different today than it has in the past.
About this Series
This series is guest-edited by Jacob R. Moore.