The Bartlett School of Architecture


International interdisciplinary ‘Sexuality at Home’ event held at The Bartlett

12 February 2013

Sexuality at Home

Recognising that gender has long been a framework of research in architectural history, Brent Pilkey, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, lead the facilitation of ‘Sexuality at Home’, a two-day event which focused on sexuality and all things domestic. The film event and conference – held 10 and 11 December 2012 – looked at the spatiality of the themes across varied disciplines from anthropology to visual culture.

The conference, the first of its kind, reached maximum capacity six weeks in advance and drew attention from scholars both locally and internationally. With three short films, a full length feature film, eight paper presentations, two keynote lectures (architect and critic Aaron Betsky offering one) and a queer domestic performance the second evening, the events showcased creative and on-going humanities and social-science based research that investigates the ways in which sexual subjectivity relates to and plays out in the everyday space of home.

The events were supported by the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL’s Graduate School and the UCL Urban Laboratory.

For more information including the programme and audio files visit the Urban Lab website.