Queering Space

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Queering Space

Spring 2020

Taught By: William Fryer and Lena Kouvela

Section: A

CRN: 7016

Credits: 3

Queer space is antinormative. It is ephemeral, ambiguous and theatrical. Any space can become a queer space through performance. What happens to normative space once it has been queered? In this course we will gain a better understanding of what it means to queer space. We will examine the way the status quo is enforced in our environment through the suppression of antinormative behavior. All design disciplines perform a role in this suppression. The built spaces we inhabit, the products we use and the clothes we wear are both tools we use to act out identity and performers in their own right that act upon us, often putting us in a role we did not choose. How can we disrupt conformance? Students will create, perform and document a series of ‘disruptions’ both in and outside of the university. All design disciplines are encouraged to participate.

Open to: Graduate students and upper-level undergraduates by permission only. Pre-requisite(s): none.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 8

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:27am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 509

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020