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Lucas Crawford Reclaims Trans Bodies: The High Line Scavenger Hunt by Lucas Crawford

The central tension of Lucas Crawford’s The High Line Scavenger Hunt explores the friction between transgender identity and architecture. He posits that architectural spaces are designed to keep trans bodies out. In this sense, trans bodies are the absent presence within architectural spaces, a presence that “haunts” them. This tension is not new for Crawford, as it is also the basis for his academic monograph titled, Transgender Architectonics (2015).