Chan Arun-Pina (they/them) is a trans-disciplinary researcher, professionally trained in architecture, visual art, and critical human geography (ongoing). Their research/artwork is a meditation on often-implicit spatial manifestations of cis-heteronormativity as experienced by queer/trans-identifying higher education (HE) students across cities in the Global South/North. Their doctoral research project, in particular, studies the on/off-campus geographies of student housing in two megacities—New Delhi and Mumbai, India. They are especially invested in extending the nascent trans theory with re-imaginary spatial possibilities for queer/trans experiences of and expressions in the urban.
Keywords: Queer urban geographies; Trans theory; student housing; Home; art-based research