Date of Award

Spring 5-2020

Document Type

Honors Thesis


Studio Art

First Advisor

John Banasiak

Second Advisor

Johntimothy Pizzuto

Third Advisor

Mandie Weinandt


Photomontage, Collage, Housing Inequality, LGBT, Dadaism

Subject Categories

Fine Arts | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Photography


“A place for us” explores constructions of the home in relation to the LGBT+ experience through reappropriated and recontextualized found images sourced from articles of print culture such as newspapers, advertisements, publications such as Better Homes and Gardens, National Geographic, Time and others printed from the 1960’s onward. As of 2020, there are no federal laws that provide universal protections against housing or employment discrimination faced by LGBT+ people in the United States. LGBT+ youth and elders struggle with securing housing and this is compounded for LGBT+ people of color. Homelessness increases exposure to trauma, drug abuse, developmental and mental health problems, sexual assault, and other problems. The desire for a home remains a political and contentious ordeal for LGBT+ people at all ages.



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