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Women and Gender in Architecture and Urban Design
The Interest Group aims at critically exploring women’s contributions to architecture and urban planning throughout history, focusing also on gender as constructed in architectural and planning theory and practice. Although over the course of history, social circumstances have often excluded women from the profession of architect or planner, there are nevertheless many traces of their involvement in the field, if not as practitioners, then as clients, patrons, writers, activists or users.
The goal of this Interest Group is to open up new thematic and methodological horizons for architectural and urban-planning research, as well as to discuss a potential ‘other’ theory of design and planning. It intends to impart new productive inspiration to current discussions of the city in both theory and praxis, to offer a new critical platform, and to lead to innovative paradigms. In this sense an interdisciplinary approach proves indispensable. An examination of the city from a cultural-historical, historical, sociological, and cultural-studies dimension is to be incorporated alongside approaches that have a more strict architectural and urban planning focus.
Dr. Katia Frey, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Prof. Hilde Heynen, KU University of Leuven
Prof. Kathleen James-Chakraborty, University College Dublin
Dr. Eliana Perotti, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
- Haraway, Donna. ‘Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective’. Feminist Studies 14, no. 3 (1988): 575–99.
- Patel, Shailja. Migritude. Kaya Press, 2010. (Excerpt)
- Burton, Antoinette. ‘Archive Fever, Archive Stories’. In Archive Stories: Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History, edited by Antoinette Burton. Duke University Press, 2006.
- Arnold, Dana. Reading Architectural History. London; New York: Routledge, 2002.
- Zachariah, Benjamin. ‘On Not Understanding the Stranger: Histories, Collective Victimhood and the Futility of Postcolonialism’. In Cultural Politics and Identity: The Public Space of Recognition, edited by Barbara Weber, Karlfriedrich Herb, Eva Marsal, Ta
- Lipstadt, Helene. ‘Life as a Ride on the Metro’. In Biographies & Space: Placing the Subject in Art and Architecture, edited by Dana Arnold and Joanna Sofaer, 35–54. Routledge, 2007
- Smedley, Agnes. Daughter of Earth. Virago, 1977. (Excerpts)
- hooks, bell. ‘Choosing the Margin as a Space of Radical Openness’. Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, no. 36 (1989): 15–23
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This is the cover of a book that just came out with Routledge, edited by Mary Pepchinski and Mariann Simon.