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  • Maya Meetings: Sex[uality] and the City with Tatjana Crossley

Maya Meetings: Sex[uality] and the City with Tatjana Crossley

Maya Meetings for Phenomenal Women

Oct 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£10 – £12

Join us for an evening of learning, inspiration and connection. Maya Meetings women’s-only events start with a talk and continue as an informal get-together afterwards.


SEX[UALITY] AND THE CITY: Female Subjectivity in Architectural Space

with Tatjana Crossley

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 7.30 pm (door opens 7.15 pm)

Drawing from the text by Beatriz Colomina in ‘Sexuality and Space’, this talk will explore how architecture and design has historically shaped gendered space and, more generally, subjective experience, looking at both built and unrealized architectural projects.

Tatjana Crossley will examine how subjectivity and perception is manipulated by space and what implication that has for the design of not only architecture but also the cities in which we inhabit.

*Please note this is a women’s only event.


Tatjana Crossley is currently a PhD candidate at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Her research focuses on the psychological and philosophical construction of body image as it relates to ‘immersive’ environments, which include virtual realities and the architectural spaces that test our sensory perception. She is examining how the design of space affects subjects within and their perception of ‘self in space’ and ‘self to others’.
Tatjana completed her Masters in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Bachelors in Architecture at Rice University and has practiced at the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, San Francisco, developing the designs of high rise buildings in China. She has always been interested in how to implement, amplify and manipulate subjective sensory experience in her designs which has led her to her current PhD research.



A series of regular events for women, a space to get informed, be inspired and feel connected. The meetings start with a talk or a workshop featuring a guest speaker, an expert or a mentor. Then the evening continues as a relaxed social get-together, an opportunity for the group to connect.

MAYA MEETINGS, For Phenomenal Women..



Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018

Time: 7.30 pm (door opens 7.15)


Contribution: Early-bird price (available until 17 Oct): £11 (£10 full time students and OAP)

Full price (from 17 Oct onwards): £12 (11 full time students and OAP)


  • Each meeting I attended was enriching and educational in its own way. A great space to take a break from the daily rush and to learn something new, connect with yourself and others, and come away inspired.