Girls Like Us #13 – The Club Scene
Jessica Gysel (Editor)
Published by GIRLS LIKE US
23 x 16 cm, 128 pages, color, offset, glue bound, softcover
The Club Scene is explored as a queer performative architecture acting as a supportive and life-sustaining space in dominator culture. A space that generates desire, generously supports our bodies and our bravest political ideas. A shared playground for nonconformist feeling and movement.
There can never be enough queer spaces, and the club is as good a place as any to begin an exploration. For generations, the club has been a space of legend, gossip, hearsay, and queer history, a place to gather and build community, to feel safe and experiment. The editors of ‘Girls Like Us’ decided to make a guest-edited issue centred around queer architecture back in 2019, long before the pandemic hit. They found the Swedish queer art and architecture collective MYCKET to fill this role, and later also realised how much club spaces were missed in pandemic times. Because, missing clubbing is one thing, but not being able to dance is something else entirely.
About GIRLS LIKE US
GIRLS LIKE US is an independent magazine turning the spotlight on an international expanding community of women and transpeople within arts, culture and activism. Through personal stories, essays and vanguard visuals GIRLS LIKE US unfolds feminist legacies in arts and writing. Mixing politics with pleasure, the magazine is mapping collaborative routes towards a non-patriarchy.