Syllabus: Mary McLeod, Gender, Architecture and the Construction of Modernity 2020
29 April, 2021
In 2020, Professor Mary McLeod ran a week-long seminar course at the University of Ljubljana, from which a collection of 24 citations has been made. The ambitions of the course are described in its introduction:
This class explores the intersections between gender and modern architecture, examining themes such as domestic reform, images of the New Woman, transformations in life style, institutional changes in the architectural profession, fashion and surface, the question of a “feminist” or “queer” aesthetic, and technology and feminism. The seminar will focus on the period 1920 to 1980, but it will also consider how the developments in this period have influenced gender constructions and institutional changes in the profession up to the present. This class begins with several primary texts raising issues relative to women and space, and then considers series of topics in modern architecture that concern gender and women’s institutional and social status.