Syllabus: Feminine Spaces. The Future is Female is Now II
27 June, 2021
This collection has been put together by the Women Writing Architecture editors from the syllabus of the Architectural Criticism seminar at ETH Zurich in 2020 led by Antje Stahl and Vera Sacchetti.
The full syllabus can be found here.
‘A world without men only exists in Greek mythology or in science fiction – we could assume thinking of the armed women ‘Amazons’. But if you look at some of the spaces in our times, you will discover a whole range of places that are only occupied by women, including clubs, swimming pools, houses, hotels, parks and even entire villages. Are these artificial paradises? A form of political resistance? So-called ‘Safe Spaces’? Or rather prisons? As in the previous semester, we will continue to explore the architecture of contemporary gender segregation in film, art and literature, in Zurich and its surrounding area and find out whether and how it shapes the design and communal lifestyle. It is therefore required to be interested in field and feminist research as well as criticism and creative writing.’