2018 Arcus/Places Prize Lecture: Jack Halberstam

What might the abstract and the architectural offer in terms of transgender representation?

In Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark, Jack Halberstam extends the ideas of unbuilding and creative destruction that characterize Gordon Matta-Clark’s work to develop a queer concept of trans* anarchitecture for expressing unbecoming.

Jack Halberstam is the recipient of the 2018 Arcus/Places Prize for innovative public scholarship on gender, sexuality, and the built environment, a collaboration between the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley and Places, supported by the Arcus Endowment.

The lecture was delivered on October 3, 2018, at UC Berkeley, and the article is now published on Places.