Places Journal and the Diversity Platforms Committee of the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley are pleased to announce the winners of the Arcus/Places Journal Prize.
The Prize was established in 2014 to support innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment. Each winner will give a lecture at CED and write an essay for Places on a topic that explores the intersection of gender, sexuality and the built environment.
The 2017-18 winners are Jack Halberstam, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and Lucas Crawford, Assistant Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick.
Professor Halberstam has authored and/or edited eight books, including “The Queer Art of Failure” and “Gaga Feminism.” Halberstam is currently working on several projects including a book titled “WILD THING” on queer anarchy, performance and protest culture, the visual representation of anarchy and the intersections between animality, the human, and the environment. Lecture date: September 26, 2018.
Professor Crawford is the author of “Transgender Architectonics: The Shape of Change in Modernist Space.” With case studies spanning the US and UK, “Transgender Architectonics” examines the ways in which modernist architecture can contribute to our understanding of how humans transform, shedding light on the manner in which architecture, space, and the spatial metaphors of gender can play significant — if often unrealized — potential roles in body and gender transformation. Lecture Date: September 25, 2019.
The Prize is funded by CED's Arcus Endowment, launched in 2000 with a generous gift from the Arcus Foundation in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Image: Cover graphic of Halberstam's book, “Gaga Feminism.”