Lucas LaRochelle is a designer and researcher whose work is concerned with queer and trans digital cultures, community-based archiving, and co-creative media. They are the founder of Queering The Map, a community generated counter-mapping project for digitally archiving LGBTQ2IA+ experience in relation to physical space.
They have lectured, facilitated, and exhibited internationally, recently at the Guggenheim Museum (USA), Interaccess (Canada), Gallery Tata (Japan), Digital Writer’s Festival (Australia), MUTEK (Canada), Ars Electronica (Austria), Somerset House (UK), Onomatopee Projects (Netherlands), fanfare (Netherlands), OTHERWISE Festival (Zurich), Ada X (Canada), and SBC Gallery (Canada). They have presented research at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras School of Architecture, University of Cambridge and Stanford University, amongst other academic institutions. Their work and writing has been published in Queer Sites in Global Contexts, Atlas Menor #1, QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK #3, Diagrams of Power, IWAKAN, ROM, Accent, Echelles, and Perfect Strangers, amongst other books and publications.
In 2019 they were the inaugural Curatorial Fellow at The Curatorial and Public Scholarship Lab. They have been in residence at Ada X, Social Service Club, MUTEK AI Art Lab and The Fine Arts Reading Room, and are the recipient of the 2021 CQAM/Turbulent Residency.