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1,000 m2 of desire

Architecture and sexuality

The exhibition looks at the way Western society has planned, built and imagined spaces for sex from the 18th century to the present day.

Marta Segarra: “We want to possess the other and end up dispossessing ourselves”

Anna Punsoda

To what extent is desire—which, at first sight, seems to be a phenomenon of the impulses connecting humans with animality—culturally conditioned? How do clichés about femininity affect a woman’s attitude to life and the decisions she makes? How much room have women had to discover their desire in a cultural and sexual history written by men? We speak with Marta Segarra, Professor of French Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Barcelona and director of the Women and Literature Centre.

Army of Love: Presentation and Recruitment Session

Workshop-performance by Dora Garcia, Ingo Niermann, Michelangelo Miccolis and Krõõt Juurak

Do love and sexuality constitute a basic right? Should the community guarantee them? Should they be included among the resources distributed by the state? Army of Love is a group of activists which has been created precisely “to offer all-encompassing sensual love—care, desire, sex, and respect—to all who need it”, whether their bodies conform or not to the orthodox canons of desire, beauty, and physical and mental functioning.

Lucía Egaña, Brigitte Vasallo and Eloy Fernández Porta

My body is a battleground

What kind of discourse traverses our bodies and its affections? How does power impinge on the design of bodily behaviour, morphologies and physiologies? To what end? What capacity do we have to reinvent our bodies and affections beyond the bounds of the norm? A panel discussion with Lucía Egaña, Brigitte Vasallo and Eloy Fernández Porta.

Jack Halberstam

Trans* Bodies

How has the representation of transgender and transsexual bodies evolved in popular culture? Might we be able to imagine a future in which gender could be optional or hackable or, to go still further, a genderless future? Jack Halberstam, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California (USC), reflects on this questions in a lecture presented by sociologist and activist Miquel Missé.

Interior pornography

Jordi Costa

In the digital age, porn tends towards the democratisation of exhibitionism and the hypervisibility of private space, devoid of all glamour.

Sex and arquitecture

Soy Cámara online

Language: Spanish, English, French Subtitles: Spanish Duration: 22 min 13 sec Script and production: Andrés Hispano, Fèlix Pérez-Hita Synopsis: The spaces designed to give free rein to desire are generally regarded as an exception for the purpose of alleviating the repression that tends to be imposed on sexual instinct.

Body and home

Soy Cámara online

The exhibition "1000 m2 of desire" gives us an opportunitty to think about space, desire and fetish.

What are the spaces for sex?

Interview with Rosa Ferré and Adélaïde de Caters, curators of «1000m2 of desire»

Curators Rosa Ferré and Adélaïde de Caters present the exhibition, that looks at the way Western society has planned, built and imagined spaces for sex from the 18th century to the present day. 

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1,000 m2 of desire

Architecture and sexuality

The exhibition looks at the way Western society has planned, built and imagined spaces for sex from the 18th century to the present day.