Lucas LaRochelle is a designer and researcher whose work is concerned with queer geographies, critical internet studies, and community-based archiving. They are the founder of Queering The Map, a community generated counter-mapping project that digitally archives queer experience in relation to physical space.
They have lectured, facilitated, and exhibited nationally and internationally, recently at Ars Electronica (Austria), Somerset House (United Kingdom), Onomatopee Projects (Netherlands), fanfare (Netherlands), OTHERWISE Festival (Switzerland), Studio XX (Canada) and SBC Gallery (Canada), The Bartlett School of Architecture (United Kingdom), University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras School of Architecture (Puerto Rico), University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and Stanford University (United States). In 2019 they were the inaugural Curatorial Fellow at The Curatorial and Public Scholarship Lab. They have held residencies at Studio XX, Social Service Club, MUTEK AI Art Lab and The Fine Arts Reading Room. Their work and writing has been published in QUEER.ARCHIVE.WORK #3, Diagrams of Power, ROM, Accent, Echelles, and Perfect Strangers, amongst other books and publications. Their project Queering The Map was awarded an Honorary Mention for the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica, nominated for the Lumen Prize for Digital Art and the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, and is included in the Library of Congress LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive.