Master of Landscape Architecture Program
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Queer bodies, much like other marginalized bodies, experience public space in a way that is different from what has traditionally been at the center of theoretical understandings and teachings of design and architecture. The goal of this project is to foster an understanding of how historically queer approaches to space—especially through looking at typologies of cruising grounds, bars, and bathhouses—can really begin to be understood as radical reorganizational strategies with regards to public space. By positioning a pleasure garden at the nexus of many of Atlanta’s lost queer spaces, this project hopes to investigate the ways in which the visual, spatial, and experiential language of queer pleasure can help to better conceptualize more revolutionary approaches to public space.