Arcus/Places Prize Lecture: Lucas Crawford

Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building, University of Technology Sydney [Wikimedia Commons]

Whether or not they realize it, architecture critics generally build a body into their writings. We must allow ourselves, and others, to write bodies other than cis, straight, white, able ones into the affect of our analyses.

In his lecture, The Crumple and the Scrape: Two Archi-Textures in the Mode of Queer Gender, Lucas Crawford explored how the language of architectural criticism influences the ways that we discuss the design of built space.

Lucas Crawford is the recipient of the 2019 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 took place on March 4, 2020 at UC Berkeley. A recording is available here.