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1st Edition

Queer Spaces
An Atlas of LGBTQ+ Places and Stories

ISBN 9781914124211
Published May 23, 2022 by RIBA Publishing
240 Pages

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Book Description

An independent bookshop in Glasgow. An ice cream parlour in Havana, where strawberry is the queerest choice. A cathedral in ruins in Managua, occupied by the underground LGBTQIA+ community.

Queer people have always found ways to exist and be together, and there will always be a need for queer spaces. In this lavishly illustrated volume, Adam Nathaniel Furman and Joshua Mardell have gathered together a community of contributors to share stories of spaces that range from the educational to the institutional to the re-appropriated, and many more besides. With historic, contemporary and speculative examples from around the world, Queer Spaces recognises LGBTQIA+ life past and present as strong, vibrant, vigorous, and worthy of its own place in history. Looking forward, it suggests visions of what form these spaces may take in the future to continue uplifting queer lives. Featured spaces include:

  • Black Lesbian and Gay Centre, London
  • Category Is Books, Glasgow
  • Christopher Street, New York
  • Coppelia, Havana
  • New Sazae, Tokyo
  • ONE Institute for Homophile Studies, Los Angeles
  • Pop-Up spaces, Dhaka
  • Queer House Party, Online
  • Santiago Apóstol Cathedral, Managua
  • Trans Memory Archive, Buenos Aires
  • Victorian Pride Centre, Melbourne

Table of Contents


About the editors

About the contributors

Sponsor page

Foreword by Olivia Laing

Introduction by Adam Nathaniel Furman & Joshua Mardell

«DOMESTIC» Train Journey between Premiá de Mar and Barcelona

Ailo Ribas

Fonthill Abbey

Whitney Davis

Former Knockaloe Internment Camp

Kit Heyam

Light Coffin

Alyssa Ueno

Plas Newydd

Freya Gowrley

The Palaces of Ludwig II

Sean Edgecomb

Two Up, Two Down Terrace

Helen Smith

A la Ronde

Freya Gowrley

A Hijra Guru Ma’s Rooftop

Ruhul Abdin

Prospect Cottage

Chris McCormack

Holy Trinity Church

Kit Heyam

Hotel Gondolin

Facundo Ravuelta

Villa Lysis

Robert Aldrich

‘Miss Green’, ‘Ye Olde Communists’ Rest’ and ‘Riversdale’

Jane Stevenson


Robert Aldrich


Jane Stevenson

Yannnis Tsarouchis’ House

Andreas Angelidakis


Elizabeth Darling


Katarina Bonnevier


Helen Smith Thomas

Barrett’s Lee Priory

Matthew M Reeve Rehovot and Doron von Beider

«COMMUNAL» Former Guildford Hotel

Kit Heyam

New Sazae

Takeshi Dylan

Sadachi Taormina

Robert Aldrich


Ailo Ribas

Factory Nightclub

Andreas Angelidakis

Black Lesbian and Gay Centre

Veronica McKenzie Alan

Buchsbaum's Office

Ivan Munuera


León Daniel

The Cave of Harmony

Elizabeth Darling

Haven for Artists

Nour Hamade


Isola Tong

Queer Space

Andy Summers Banos


Emiliano Pastrana

Dragon Men

Takeshi Dylan Sadachi

Carolina Youth Action Project

Seb Choe

The Locker Room Project

Jackson Davidov

The Kloset Yuri Book Club

Nichapat Sanunsilp

Club Kali

DJ Ritu & Lo Marshall

El Hangar

Regner Ramos


Isola Tong

Women's Anarchist Nuisance Café

Sebastian Buser Bachillerato

Mocha Celis

Facundo Ravuelta

Kitty Su

Ekam Singh

Stalled! Airport Prototype


Circo Bar

Regner Ramos


Regner Ramos

Temple à l’Amitié’

Jane Stevenson

Category Is Books

Andy Summers

Today X Future

Isola Tong


Robert Aldrich

Casa I

Facundo Ravuelta

Inflation Nightclub

Timothy Moore & John Tanner

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Ben Campkin

True Blue Studio

Nichapat Sanunsilp

Milner Park Hotel

Ian Mangenga

Campy Bar

Takeshi Dylan Sadachi

Centro Cultural Guanuca

Sara Yaoska Herrera Dixon & Helen Dixon

Palladium Nightclub

Ivan Munuero

Café ’t Mandje

Jeroen van


Isola Tong

Odd bird theatre

Ekam Singh

Queer Space

David Eskenazi

Pop-up spaces for the middle/upper class

Ruhul Abdin

Museo Experimental del Eco

León Daniel

London Lesbian and Gay Centre

Ben Campkin 


Alexander Auris


Vítor Lagoeiro

Bishopsgate Institute

Stefan Dickers

El último vagón

León Daniel

Queer House Party

Lo Marshall Caminito


Sergio Galaz Garcia

Christopher Street

Sean Edgecomb


Ivan Munuera

The Norfolk Arms

Helen Smith

The Homomonument

Jeroen van Dikj

Trans Memory Archive

Facundo Ravuelta

Can Sanpere

Ailo Ribas Floreat

Beach Kiosk

Timothy Moore & John Tanner

Santiago Apóstol Cathedral

Aparecida Arguello

XXX Park

Ruhul Abdin

Museum of Transology

E-J Scott

Queer Shophouses in Colonial Malaya

Soon Tzu

Speechley Museo Q, Bogota

Michael Andrés

Forero Parra Glorieta de Insurgentes

Sergio Galaz Garcia

Former Central V.I. Lenin Museum

Yevgeniy Fiks

Victorian Pride Centre

Timothy Moore & Nicholas Braun

Aterro do Flamengo

Ben Campkin

One Institute for Homophile Studies

David Eskenazi

Sappho Islands


Comparsa Drag

Facundo Ravuelta

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Adam Nathaniel Furman is an artist and designer whose work has been exhibited internationally and is held in the collections of the Design Museum, the Sir John Soane’s Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Adam has lectured at the RIBA, Harvard GSD, UC Berkeley and the Carnegie Museum of Art, amongst others.

Joshua Mardell is an architectural historian, and is currently an Associate Lecturer in the Department of History of Art at the University of York and Research Collections Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. He read for his PhD at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at ETH Zurich.