Video Archive | Claude Nicolas Ledoux (2)

Aaron Betsky Queer Space-clip_1427
Aaron Betsky discusses his research concerning the body and sexuality in architecture and design. His interest in the subject...
Frank Gehry And Roland Coate-clip_3458
Roland Coate describes his current influences: Charles Eames, the Los Angeles freeways, Luis Barrag?n and the architectures of...

Aaron Betsky Queer Space-clip_1427

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March 22, 1995 |

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Aaron Betsky discusses his research concerning the body and sexuality in architecture and design. His interest in the subject began during his first teaching assignment at the University of Cincinnati when he notice his interior design class consisted of forty women and one gay man. Pondering why this difference in gender make up exists between architectural and interior design, he began to explore ways in which ideas of gender performance are wrapped up with notions of space and building. The thesis of his book Building Sex is that the man made environment was made by men, and that since the Renaissance women have had to work with the places to which they have been confined. The Vitruvian Man and Ledoux’s Oikema plan are examples of how architecture is associated with male imagery such as erections, domination, and uninhibited power.


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April 23, 1976 | Video Lecturer:

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Roland Coate describes his current influences: Charles Eames, the Los Angeles freeways, Luis Barrag?n and the architectures of Pre-Columbian cultures. Coates describes how his work process integrates with his life. Coate argues that architects of the present belong to the last period in which technology exists, but isn’t accessible, comparing their situation to that of pre-industrial visionaries like Ledoux and Boull?e.