Lucas Crawford: The Crumple and the Scrape

Our 2007 Scholar Lucas Crawford has published an article in Places Journal titled “The Crumple and the Scrape.” In the article, Crawford explores how the language of architectural criticism influences the ways that we discuss the design of built space, asking, “what bodies do we build into our designs and our criticism?"


“Texture is every bit as political as color, as thoroughly imbricated in gender and sexual norms. It slides, if slyly, into our designs, vocabularies and tastes. Texture and gender are mutually defining.”

You can read the full article here.

Lucas Crawford is currently an Associate Professor at the University of New Brunswick.

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Lucas Crawford

  • Scholar 2007
  • Alumni
Associate Professor of English, University of New Brunswick