UCL Urban Laboratory


International interdisciplinary 'Sexuality at Home' event held at the Bartlett

24 January 2013


Recognising that gender has long been an established framework in feminist architectural discourse, Brent Pilkey, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and Rachel Scicluna, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University, recently facilitated '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 Aaron Betsky being 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.

This event was supported by the Bartlett School of Architecture, and UCL Graduate School and in association with the Centre for Studies of Home, The Geffrye Museum of Home, Histories of Home Subject Specialist Network (SSN) and the UCL Urban Laboratory. 

Thanks to Barbara Penner (UCL), Ben Campkin (UCL) and Andrew Gorman-Murray (University of Western Sydney).

Please click on the links below to access the programme and abstracts: