Axonometric of Project

Edward Cowperthwaite

A Not So Secret History – Queer Performance Space

This project took the central themes of Identity, Division and Oppression made evident from prior site analysis. I found a lack of history regarding the LGBT+ community and as we know that histories narrative is often written by the victors. This led me to design an inclusive space for marginalised communities to share their histories.
This venue can be used as a setting for performance and also as a safe social space that members and the wider public can be free to be themselves, learn about the different communities and work to improve the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. The public spaces of the theatre include a café, bar, community centre and a flexible performance space. This perforce space can be set up in a variety of ways to suit the requirements of the performance. Such as a Ballroom (Responding to the African-American and Latin American underground LGBTQ+ ballroom subculture) to be used for events and exhibitions, a contemporary “Theatre in the Round” or as a more traditional front facing stage.
Queer History in Budapest
Queer History in Budapest
Ball Room - Plan and Section
Ball Room – Plan and Section
Traditional Theatre - Plan and Section
Traditional Theatre – Plan and Section
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