Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Spaces of Care, Disobedience and Desire. Tactics of Minority Space-Making

Project leader: Rado Istok. Co-applicants: Marie-Louise Richards and Natália Rebelo (2018-)

‘Departing from the conditions of architecture as a field largely dominated by heterosexual cismen of European descend generally imposing design on ‘others’, we would like to dedicate our research to spatial practices that are based on a variety of minority positions in terms of gender, sexuality and race. We hope to connect in our research the past, present and future by recovering forgotten connections as well as establishing new connections between Stockholm and other contexts that might be geographically distant yet share some of the same urgencies. We believe that working collaboratively can bring us closer to an intersectional understanding of space in which the overall research has a potential to become more than a sum of its parts. We thus hope to establish through our research a vocabulary of spatial practices for minoritized subjects across particular identities.’