Disguised Ruins

 

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“Disguised Ruins,” a project conceived by Danny Juaregui, Assistant Professor of Art, will digitally map buildings in Los Angeles County that have served as a meeting ground, bar, sex club, or bathhouse for gay men and women.  Aggregating this information by tunneling through both digital and traditional archives, Disguised Ruins will itself serve as a visual archive, but it will also present an opportunity to view the evolution of queer spaces across time by animating the mapped data.  Ultimately this project will serve as a living record of the growth and eventual erasure of Queer spaces.