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Join us for an evening of learning, inspiration and connection. Maya Meetings women’s-only events start with a talk and continue as an informal get-together afterwards..



SEX[UALITY] AND THE CITY: Female Subjectivity in Architectural Space

with Tatjana Crossley


Drawing from the text by Beatriz Colomina in ‘Sexuality and Space’, this talk will explore how architecture and design has historically shaped gendered space and, more generally, subjective experience, looking at both built and unrealized architectural projects.


Tatjana Crossley will examine how subjectivity and perception is manipulated by space and what implication that has for the design of not only architecture but also the cities in which we inhabit.



Tatjana Crossley is currently a PhD candidate at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Her research focuses on the psychological and philosophical construction of body image as it relates to ‘immersive’ environments, which include virtual realities and the architectural spaces that test our sensory perception. She is examining how the design of space affects subjects within and their perception of ‘self in space’ and ‘self to others’.


Tatjana completed her Masters in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Bachelors in Architecture at Rice University and has practiced at the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, San Francisco, developing the designs of high rise buildings in China. She has always been interested in how to implement, amplify and manipulate subjective sensory experience in her designs which has led her to her current PhD research.







DATE: Wednesday 24 October 2018


Time: 7.30 pm (door opens 7.15)


Contribution: Early-bird available until 17 Oct £11 (£10 full time students and OAP


Full price £12 (£11 full time students and OAP



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Location: Colomba Space, 31 Oval Road (upper floor, ring intercom),

London NW1 7EA. Tube: Camden Town

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*Please note: this is a women only event!