Outing the water closet…

OUTING THE WATER CLOSET: Sex, Gender, and the Public Toilet
Free and open to the public 3 November 2007
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
Presented by: New York University & The Center for Architecture
Please RSVP: Nicole Derise at nicole.derise@nyu.edu
Program schedule after the jump:


Pre-conference film screening: Q2P 11 am – 12:15 pm
Written, directed and produced by Paromita Vohra. Q&A with Ms. Vohra to follow screening.
Q2P peers through the dream of a futuristic Mumbai and finds not enough public toilets. As this film
observes who has to queue to pee, we begin to understand the imagination of gender that underlies the
city’s shape and the constantly shifting boundaries between public and private space.
Introduction: 1 pm – 1:10 pm
Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA, IIDA | President, AIA NY Chapter
Panel I: The Social Construction of the Bathroom 1:10 pm – 3 pm
Moderator: Carolyn Dinshaw | Professor of English; Professor, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU
Presenters:
Beatriz Colomina | Professor, History and Theory Princeton University School of Architecture
Clara Greed | Professor of Inclusive Urban Planning, Planning and Architecture, University of the West
of England
Ruth Barcan | Lecturer, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia
Respondent Panelists:
Barbara Penner | Director of Architectural Studies and Lecturer Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
Deborah Taylor, AIA LEED AP | Executive Director for Special Programs and Materials and Equipment Acceptance, New York City Department of Buildings
Matthew Sapolin | Executive Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Bronwen Pardes | Sexual Health Educator, HIV Counselor, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
Coffee Break *-* *-* *-* 3 pm – 3:30 pm
Panel II: Building Gender / Building Toilets 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Moderator:
Don Kulick | Professor, Department of Anthropology; Professor, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis; Director, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU
Presenters::
Joel Sanders, AIA | Principal, Joel Sanders Architect; Associate Professor, Yale University School of Architecture
Andrew Whalley, AA Dipl AIA RIBA | Partner-in-Charge, New York Office, Grimshaw
Respondent Panelists::
Marc Tsurumaki, AIA | Partner, LTL Architects
Charles McKinney | Chief of Design, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Pauline Park | Transgender activist
Lori Pavese Mazor, AIA | Associate Vice President for Planning and Design, NYU
Mopping Up:
Harvey Molotch | Acting Director, Program in Metropolitan Studies; Professor, Department of Social
and Cultural Analysis; Professor, Department of Sociology, NYU
Reception *-* *-* *-* 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Sponsors::
American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, NYU Office of Strategic Assessment, Planning and Design, With support from NYU academic units including Graduate School of Arts and Science
Department of Sociology , Department of Social and Cultural Analysis (Programs in Metropolitan Studies and American Studies) Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

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