IDEAS Forum: Queer Space 🏳️🌈
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom webinar
A virtual event featuring 5 fast-paced presentations with artists, designers and architects exploring the ways in which queer spaces are shaped.
“Normative spaces are spaces where rules are very strict, but you can feel that there are other places with many different layers to them, where many things could happen. Queer, in this sense, is the possibility of behaving differently.”
– Andrés Jaque, Office for Political Innovation
Can queerness be expressed spatially, and, if so, what does it look like and who gets to shape it? Is their queerness legible through their design or are they defined by the identities of their occupants? Join the Toronto Society of Architects for a special Pride edition of our IDEAS Forum where an exciting group of artists, designers, and architects explore questions of queer space in Toronto and beyond in a series of fast paced, fun and insightful pecha-kucha presentations (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each). The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion and an audience Q&A.
- Paul Dowsett, Principal, Sustainable | Friends of Ruby Home
- Stanislav Jurkovic, Partner, uoai | The Dance, George Hislop Park
- Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky, Partners, Public Studio | Full Spectrum
- Paniz Moayeri | Asylum, Space, and Iranian Queer Heritage
- Claude Cormier, Principal, Claude Cormier et Associés | 18 Shades of Gay & Love Park
- Evan Pavka, Senior Associate Editor, Azure (moderator)
This event is organized by the Toronto Society of Architects as part of our Pride Initiatives and is an affiliate community event of Pride Toronto 2021. Check out all the other great Pride community events in their online calendar.
OAA MEMBERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.
TSA PRIDE: The Toronto Society of Architects is committed to creating a more inclusive and welcoming Society, profession and industry. As part of Pride Month, we have created a special series of events – live and on-demand – exploring questions of diversity and inclusion within the built environment and industry. Check out our 3 special events for Pride 2021: IDEAS Forum: Queer Space, TSA Playlist: Queer Space, and TSA Exchange: Inclusion in Construction.