Joel Sanders Architect

Metropolis Magazine Features Joel Sanders and Susan Stryker’s Adapted Essay “Gender-Neutral Public Restroom”

April 19, 2017

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Metropolis Magazine has featured architect Joel Sanders and trans theorist Susan Stryker’s adapted essay, “Gender-Neutral Public Restroom” originally published in the South Atlantic Quarterly 115:4, Duke University Press.  The article features a new introduction describing the recent cultural and political issues surrounding trans space and a call to action for a new public restroom design that encourages all embodied subjects to freely and safely engage with one another in public space. To read the article, click HERE.

Joel Sanders Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and PennDesign News

March 13, 2017

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Following Joel Sanders’ lecture at PennDesign, Non-Compliant Bodies: Social Equity and Public Space, the evolution of Sanders’ thinking about the creation of inclusive spaces that accommodate people of different ages, genders and abilities considered out of the cultural mainstream was featured in an interview with Inga Saffron at The Philadelphia Inquirer as well as PennDesign News. In the interview titled “Reinventing the Restroom to End the Transgender Debate”, Sanders states, “We want to create safe, equitable space, not just for transgender people, but what I call nonstandard bodies. This is not just about trans people. It would be great for opposite-sex caregivers, for people with kids. We see it as an opportunity to have a broader conversation about public space.” To read the full interview in the Philadelphia Inquirer, click HERE. To read the article in PennDesign News, click  HERE.

 

Lecture at the New York School of Interior Design, “From Stud to Stalled!”

February 21, 2017

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Joel Sanders will present a lecture at the New York School of Interior Design that traces the evolution of two decades of work on gender, identity, and design from the publication of his book of essays, STUD: Architectures of Masculinity (1996) to his recent research/design initiative Stalled! on Wednesday, February 22 at 6 pm. The talk will look at shifting cultural conceptions about masculinity, femininity, and LGBTQ rights over the past 20 years. Divided into four chronological sections that correspond to four cultural issues that have shaped Sanders’ writing and projects, this talk will provide the audience with new ways of seeing important cultural issues that resonate today. To register for the lecture, click HERE.

Joel Sanders Featured in Posture Magazine

December 22, 2016

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Joel Sanders is featured in Posture Magazine’s third issue, dedicated to individuals who “pave the way for progress and set new standards of equality”. Sonny Oram’s article “From Stud to Stalled” describes the evolution of Sanders’ thinking about the intersection of gender and space over the course of his career.

Stalled! Receives Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts

November 18, 2016

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The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature awarded Joel Sanders for his Stalled! All-Gender Bathroom Design/Research Independent Project. Stalled! confronts the practical, political, and ideological issues surrounding all-gender bathrooms and the architectural implications of gender-nonconforming space. To learn more about this project, read architect Joel Sanders and trans-theorist Susan Stryker’s essay, Stalled! Gender-Neutral Public Bathrooms, recently published in the South Atlantic Quarterly, HERE.

A|N Interview: Sanders on the Past and Future of Gender Issues in Architecture

November 17, 2016

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In the The Architect’s Newspaper, Alessandro Bava, of the London-based collective åyr, interviews Joel Sanders on how gender informs the architecture of everyday life. The interview is timed with the 20th anniversary of Sanders’ book Stud: Architectures of Masculinity on queer male spaces. Sanders discusses the evolution of his research on gender and space that has led to Stalled!, his recent design/research project that addresses an urgent social justice issue of all-gender bathrooms for gender-nonconforming people. To read the full article, click HERE.

Joel Sanders and Susan Stryker published in the South Atlantic Quarterly

October 14, 2016

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Architect Joel Sanders and Trans Theorist Susan Stryker’s essay “Stalled: Gender-Neutral Public Bathrooms” has been published in the South Atlantic Quarterly 115:4, Duke University Press. The article describes their design research project, Stalled!, that explores the practical, political and ideological issues surrounding gender neutral bathrooms and the architectural implications of trans space. To read the article, click HERE.

Joel Sanders Contributes to Storefront for Art and Architecture’s “Letters to the Developer”

October 3, 2016

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Storefront for Art and Architecture asked a selected group of architects, curators, historians, and critics to write a letter to a New York City Developer of their choice that recognizes the great achievements of developers in New York City as part of their “Letters to the Developer” project. The project serves as an inspiration for better development practices in New York City, and subsequently, around the globe. The letters, including Sanders’, will be exhibited at Storefront’s gallery space from October 5 – 20th, 2016.

“Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York” on view at the MCNY starting October 7, 2016

September 30, 2016

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JSA created the design for Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York, a groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to the significant contribution made by three generations of New York City queer artistic networks from 1910 to 1993 that had a lasting effect on mainstream culture. This exhibition is on view at the Museum of the City of New York from October 7, 2016 until February 26, 2017.

Stalled! Trans-Initiative: Joel Sanders and Susan Stryker Featured in the LA Times

May 2, 2016

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Architect Joel Sanders and Trans Theorist Susan Stryker’s design research project, Stalled! that explores the practical, political and ideological issues surrounding gender neutral bathrooms was featured in the Los Angeles Times on April 30, 2016. The article titled, “Everyone Poops. No One Should Be Stigmatized or Criminalized When They Answer Nature’s Call”, is adapted from a longer article on gender neutral toilets and the architectural implications of trans space, co authored with Susan Stryker, forthcoming later this year in the South Atlantic Quarterly. To read the article, click HERE.