Trans-Bodies / Queering Spaces
Robert Gorny & Dirk van den Heuvel (Eds.)
The newest addition to the Delft University of Technology (the netherlands) architecture and urban research journal Footprint 21–Vol.11/2 introduces the latest developments in the field of queer theory into the realm of architecture and urban design—and vice versa, it makes architectural and urban design concerns an element of queer studies. Next to uncovering hidden or repressed histories and practices as part of an agenda of inclusiveness, Footprint 21 considers an introduction of queer theory to architecture as engendering a radical reconceptualization of the architectural discipline—to challenge and replace any conception of architecture as an embodiment of essentialist identities, forms or types, in order to move toward an understanding of architecture as a practice engaged in consistent transformation. Contributions by Dirk van den Heuvel and Robert Alexander Gorny, Xenia Kokoula, Athina Angelopoulou, Tim Gough, Daniel Snyder, Andreas Angelidakis, Colin Ripley, Joel Sanders, and interview with Brady Burroughs, Katarina Bonnevier, Katja Grillner, and Hélène Frichot.
7 ½ x 10 ¼ in. / 130 pp / 37 b&w
Retail Price: $36.00
TU DELFT AND STICHTING FOOTPRINT, NL
Move Along serves as an instruction manual for open-ended games, actions, and interventions to untrain the body and recondition space. The means to these ends are organized along various works created by Ilke Gers, serving as social props and cultural inspiration. New Zealand author Ilke Gers (b. 1981), is a former professional tennis player who found greater purpose in rethinking the art of playing through the disciplines of art and design. The book is perfectly proportioned and designed for easy reference and use besides being an excellent gift for teachers, coaches or anyone interested in body movement and pure fun.
126 pp / 60 color
Retail Price: $19.95