I don’t feel like dancing – Making drag clubs inclusive, safe and universally designed

Sawyer Kost
ARC623 | Fall 2018

There is a lack of safe, expressive, inclusive and “queer” space within our society, especially in non-major metropolitan areas. “Queering” architecture is a newer field of study and understanding, and it is vitally important in the understanding and practice of diversity and inclusion within the field of architecture. Drag performers, occupy very specific types of spaces within our culture- bars, restaurants, gay/queen performance venues. When it comes to using space, there are specific needs that should be addressed. These include, fluidity and mobility of space, universality of wayfinding, signage and usage of space, and safety.