Architecture and sexuality “1,000 m2 of desire” exhibition at CCCB

The exhibition at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona is focused on the way Western society has planned, built and imagined spaces for sex from the 18th century to the present day.


Collage 2  1968 © Ricardo Bofill

Collage 2, 1968 © Ricardo Bofill


With some 250 exhibits, including drawings and architectural models, art installations, audiovisuals, books and other materials, the exhibition explores the power of spaces as the driving force of desire and shows how architecture has been a tool that controls behaviour and creates gender stereotypes in our patriarchal society. (more…)

“Spaces of Desire: Is Architecture Sexy?” Reflections on gender roles, stereotypes and space

The exhibition uses architecture from the 20th Century to illustrate how various sexualities and gender roles have shaped space and the processes of its architectural production, and how, vice versa, architecture and urbanism have affected gender stereotypes in our society.


Haus Rucker Co, YellowHeart © Haus Rucker Co.

Haus Rucker Co, YellowHeart © Haus Rucker Co.


The exhibition presents, questions and interprets sexual relationships, the construction of sexual and gender identities, and architectural space and production using modern and contemporary materials. The exhibition examines how gender roles, sexual relationships and stereotypes have an output in architecture . (more…)