Crompton, E., Mardell, J., Furman, AN., 2022.
Queer Spaces Talk
|Venue:||The Proud Place LGBT+ Community Centre, 49-51 Sidney St, Manchester M1 7HB|
We are pleased to welcome the editors of the fantastic new book - Queer Spaces : An Atlas of LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories to Manchester. Adam Nathaniel Furman and Joshua Mardell will talk about the book and some of the places within it.
"An independent bookshop in Glasgow. An ice cream parlour in Havana, where strawberry is the queerest choice. A cathedral in ruins in Managua, occupied by the underground LGBTQIA+ community.
Queer people have always found ways to exist and be together, and there will always be a need for queer spaces. In this lavishly illustrated volume, Adam Nathaniel Furman and Joshua Mardell have gathered together a community of contributors to share stories of spaces that range from the educational to the institutional to the re-appropriated, and many more besides.
With historic, contemporary and speculative examples from around the world, Queer Spaces recognises LGBTQIA+ life past and present as strong, vibrant, vigorous, and worthy of its own place in history. Looking forward, it suggests visions of what form these spaces may take in the future to continue uplifting queer lives."
Adam Nathaniel Furman is a British artist & designer of Argentine & Japanese heritage based in London. Trained in architecture, Adam's atelier works in spatial design and art of all scales from video and prints to large public artworks, architecturally integrated ornament, as well as products, furniture, interiors, publishing and academia.
Joshua Mardell is an architectural historian who is primarily interested in themes of historiographical retrieval. He read for his PhD at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at ETH Zurich and is a tutor in Architecture at the Royal College of Art. He is active in the Queer network of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Architecture.
We are very grateful to The Proud Place for hosting us in their lovely new home and Emily Crompton, who co-designed the building, will also be talking about the new building and the history of its predecessor The Manchester Gay Centre later the LGBT+ Centre.
All attendees will get a free copy of "Documenting Demolition" a pamphlet that was originally created to accompany an exhibition of photographs, letters and artefacts from the final months of the former centre.