Performances of Spatial Labor: Rendering the (In)visible Visible

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In this essay, I explore Performances of Spatial Labor—a set of practices that emerge at the intersection of the architectural and performative, the political and (in)visible—as critical actions that not only reveal hidden labor and laborers within processes of “making up” and “making real” works of architecture but also scrutinize questionable disciplinary acts that are themselves fraught with multiple forms of invisibility. Through this practice-as-research, I ask how labor associated with architecture may be reconsidered and revealed through the lens and practices of performance and how this shift in perspective may bring into focus not only the “thing done” but also the act of “doing.”.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-239
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Architectural Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 3 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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