Craig Hodgetts introduces Aaron Betsky, who talks about his research pertaining to the body and sexuality in architecture and design. Admitting that his ideas are not yet fully formed, Betsky explores ways in which ideas of gender performance are wrapped up in notions of space and building. His soon to be released books Building Sex and Queer Space: architecture and same sex desire focus on how people define themselves in the ways they speak, dress, the cars they drive. These choices constitute constructions of ourselves that reflect an exercise of power. Betsky tries to find contradictions that arise from the realization of these constructions, and attempts to exploit those contradictions to make changes.
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