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Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars for a series of conversations to discuss a broad range of LGBTQI topics in the humanities, architecture, design, and the arts. QCCA is an on-going collaboration between the Queer Cultural Center, California College of the Arts, and U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.
Queer lives frequently follow trajectories that generate distinctive needs and preferences in urbanism and housing, from using streets and parks for activism and sociability to forming intentional communities and senior living associations.
How do LGBT persons inhabit and create urban space?
What architectural and urban design strategies emerge as we learn from intersectional understanding of queer lives?
Through presentations and discussion, Matthias Hollwich and Kian Goh share their research and design work that addresses these questions and the opportunities they create.
Matthias Hollwich, SBA, is a registered European architect who has established himself at the forefront of a new generation of ground- and rule-breaking international architects.
With his design research into the New Aging and the BOOM Community LGBT senior living project, Hollwich has become a leading voice in designing for the full arc of adult lives.
Before cofounding HWKN, Hollwich worked with Rem Koolhaas at OMA in Rotterdam, Eisenman Architects, and Diller+Scofidio.
Hollwich’s view that the key to successful architecture lies in finding new and exciting ways to create dialogue and relationships between people and buildings is regularly communicated at events such as TED, PICNIC, and as visiting professor with the University of Pennsylvania.
His work is regularly celebrated in leading media outlets such as the New York Times, Wallpaper*, and the Wall Street Journal.
Kian Goh is assistant professor of Urban Landscape at Northeastern University in Boston. Her research investigates the relationships between urban ecological design, spatial politics, and social mobilization in the context of climate change and global urbanization.
A licensed architect, Goh cofounded design practice SUPER-INTERESTING!, a Building Brooklyn Award winner and ONE Prize semifinalist.
She previously worked with Weiss/Manfredi in New York and MVRDV in Rotterdam.
She has taught architecture, urban planning, sustainable design, and environmental studies at the University of Pennsylvania, The New School, and Washington University in St. Louis.
Goh previously served on the board of directors of the Audre Lorde Project. She is a Point Scholar and the recipient of a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) independent projects grant.
Goh earned a PhD in Urban and Environmental Planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.
About the Queer Cultural Center
Queer Cultural Center
Founded in 1993, QCC is a multiracial community-building organization that fosters the artistic, economic and cultural development of San Francisco’s LGBT community. We implement our mission by operating programs that commission and present Queer artists, that promote the development of culturally diverse Queer arts organizations and that document significant Queer arts events taking place in San Francisco.