Lo Marshall

The Crumple and the Scrape: Two Genderqueer Textiles

The Crumple and the Scrape: Two Genderqueer textiles is a lecture by UC Berley College of Environmental Design’s Lucas Crawford, presented by Lo Marshall, looking at the role texture plays in gender and sexuality.

Child’s room with blue carpet, Kingston, Nova Scotia, 1985 — just before the Crawford family moved in. [Photo Credit: Lucas Crawford]

‘Most of us recognize the role that colour plays in gender and its manifestation in design – witness the persistence of pink and blue children’s rooms – but what about texture? In this lecture, poet and scholar Lucas Crawford argues that texture – a word that implies touch, movement, and encounter – can help us better understand how the matter of architecture reproduces gender. Attendees will be exposed to a variety of queer textures from varied genres and sources, notably from theorist Jeanne Vaccaro and architects Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry.’

Lucas Crawford (2020), The Crumple and the Scrape: Two Genderqueer textures, Architecture Lecture at UC Berley College of Environmental Design, 3.3.2020

The article on which this lecture is based is available at Places Journal

Still from Lucas Crawford lecture


Name Lo Marshall
Role Staff
Department The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Urban Laboratory


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