Chan Arun-Pina (they/them) is currently a doctoral candidate in Geography at the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change at York University and a professionally trained architect and visual artist. They were an urban fellow at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore in 2016–17. In the last ten years, across disciplines, their research/artwork is a meditation on notions of domesticity as conflated with cis-heteronormativity in/of familial homes, and its residues in the design and administration of institutional and urban rental housing. They have presented at conferences and exhibited their artwork across cities in India, Canada and the US deliberating questions of mis/gendering in post-secondary institutions, challenging cis-heteronormative domesticities, and re-imagining visual optics and spatiality of gender and sexual expressions in the urban through autoethnography.
Keywords: Mis/gendering in post-secondary institutions; challenging cis-heteronormative domesticities; re-imagining visual optics and spatiality of gender and sexual expressions in the urban through autoethnography