Unbuilding Gender

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/63/63d008704d79cab30c001bfb04474523.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Gordon Matta-Clark&rsquo;s inventive site-specific cuts into abandoned buildings demonstrated approaches to the concept of home and to the market system of real estate that were anarchistic, creatively destructive, and full of queer promise.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In "Unbuilding Gender," Jack Halberstam extends the ideas of unbuilding and creative destruction that characterize Gordon Matta-Clark's work to develop a queer concept of anarchitecture focused on the trans* body.&nbsp;
Halberstam is the 2018 recipient of the Arcus/Places Prize for innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality, and the built environment. The biennial prize is a unique collaboration between the Diversity Platforms Committee of the College of Environmental Design at University of California, Berkeley, and Places, supported by the college’s Arcus Endowment.

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