Architects who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community are an underrepresented group in the field of architecture. This resource guide highlights queer theory, its influence on architecture and architects past and present who identify/identified as LGBTQ+. The search for architects was online and in some books. The guide on LGBBTQ+ Architects from Queer Bio was a good resource for starting the search. All architects included have self-identified - no assumptions about personal identities have been made.
Guide compiled by Claire Markuson, Graduate Assistant.
#FromMarginToCenter is born out of the clear need to draw attention to marginalized voices, not only across our society, but specifically in our library. We need to acknowledge that nondominant experiences are not well represented in our collections and resources, and further we need to do something about it.
Create a growing body of resources designed to highlight contemporary artists and designers across a broad range of identities. Our selection criteria combine staff expertise and interest, current events, and providing a balanced range of resources, knowing that this is an emerging body of material that will evolve and take different shapes over time.
After putting in the work to create a resource guide, we amplify those voices. We highlight specific creators in our social media, look for ways to collect more material about or by the person in question, and find ways to embed references to these folks in our more general use guides, as well as our teaching, outreach, reference, and other activities.
For more information, see the #FromMarginToCenter Initiative page on our website.