Category Archives: Space

archival links post: Trans at Women’s Colleges

Archiving the latest volley of stories about transgender folk at women’s colleges, specifically paying attention to the welcoming of transmasculine students in light of continued exclusion of transfeminine students. “When Women Become Men at Wellesley” By Ruth Padawer October 15, … Continue reading

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CUT*ES: trans* support at UIUC

It’s been nearly 20 years since I graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and about 14 years since I stopped frequenting town. I still have personal connections to U-C, so my friend sent me word about CUT*ES, a … Continue reading

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Seattle Trans* Pride

Seattle Trans* Pride was full on righteous. We took over public space, we marched in the streets through the heart of Capitol Hill, and we declared bathrooms open regardless of gender. Most importantly, we celebrated and expressed ourselves truly and … Continue reading

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street encounters of a trans kind

There’s a man who frequently sits outside on the main drag of 36th Street in Fremont. He’s probably in his late 40s or 50s. People have told me he lives nearby; regardless, he’s sort of a day-time fixture around Fremont. … Continue reading

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Territorial Latrinalia

Gendered, single-occupancy restrooms are pants. The restrooms at Bauhaus have never really been policed as such and Bauhaus does appear at Safe2Pee. Yet they do remain signed as gender segregated, unlike, say, the single-occupant restrooms at Trabant in the U-District. … Continue reading

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Bernadette Blanchon-Caillot; BE Colloquium, 2012.02.21

Prof. Blanchon-Caillot presented at our department colloquium. As a landscape architect speaking to PhD students, she tailored her presentation to speak about theoretical and methodological approaches to landscape criticism. The presentation was illuminating in several ways. First, we Urban Archivists … Continue reading

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Reflections in Transit. Projections in Public.

2013 February 9 I rode light rail into downtown to catch a bus to roller derby. As we pulled into Westlake, I stood at the doors and caught a reflection of myself. I was dressed pretty casually: a zipped top … Continue reading

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Where do we go? Where do we go now, sweet blog o’ mine? Part 2 of 2

I took a stab at graphically representing some of my research interests and possible directions. I originally though of creating a neat, crisp Venn diagram. However, I quickly realized that all my concepts had fuzzy, squishy boundaries. I’m OK with … Continue reading

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