Queering Space

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Queering Space

Spring 2020

Taught By: William Fryer and Lena Kouvela

Section: B

CRN: 7639

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? The course includes theoretical and contextual readings and films. Student work will be to create, perform and document a series of ‘disruptions’ both in and outside of the university. Additionally, the class will participate in and document an event such as a symposium or other public program at The New School on the theme of queering space during the spring semester." All design disciplines are encouraged to participate. Open to: all university graduate degree students, undergrads by application.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

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: 9:26am 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