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Dezeen In Depth explores how architects can help protect queer spaces

This month's Dezeen In Depth newsletter looks at the changing nature of queer spaces and features an exclusive interview with Japanese architect Shigeru BanSubscribe to Dezeen in Depth now.

With Pride Month drawing to a close, Dezeen spoke with LGBTQ+ designers and researchers about the evolution of queer spaces and how architects can help protect them.

Designers are calling for the protection of venues used by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community as safe spaces for people to express their identities.

"There has been an uptick in attacks on queer spaces, through direct violence as well as through zoning laws and economic disenfranchisement that result in physical queer and trans spaces shutting down at a rapid rate," Canadian designer and researcher Lucas LaRochelle told Dezeen.

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Portrait of architect Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban is known for his structurally innovative wooden buildings

June's Dezeen In Depth also features an opinion piece from Freyja Sewell on the risk of turning dystopian visions of AI into a self-fulfilling prophecy and an exclusive interview with Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

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