This simple collection consists of recent books by women that can be found at the Hochparterre bookshop in Zurich. Some of them are accompanied by annotations written by the shop’s managers, Cornelia Thalmann and Anne Müller.
During its fourth year (2018), Cartha was concerned with Building Identity. The content – editorials, essays, projects, visual essays, and interviews – is divided into five parts, each one : ASSIMILATION The absorption and integration of people, ideas, or culture into a wider society or culture. The process of becoming similar to something. The process […]
In 2020, the Cartha team invited specialists in computation, history, the arts, sciences and economics to contemplate the ways that the systems that generate the invisible structures of contemporary society, whose presence is outlined in the editors’ introductory extract below, are embedded in and inform their research. The outcomes of some of these discussions are […]
László Moholy-Nagy and Alvar Aalto’s Biocentric Vision of Design and their Admiration for Invisible Structures: “Elastic” Standardization as Biosemiotics
The following collection has been curated by Baubibliothek librarian Petra Gehrmann during June 2021, who has carried out the task of identifying books in the collection written by women that address the role and presence of women in the architecture profession.
Auf Den Zweiten Blick: Städtebauliche Frauenprojekte Im Vergleich: 1 (Beiträge Zur Planungs- Und Architektursoziologie)
The practice of WAI Architecture Think Tank questions the political, historical, material legacy and imperatives of architecture and urbanism. WAI is one of their platforms of public engagement, which include Intelligentsia Gallery and the education platform and trade-school Loudreaders. Amongst others, their work has been exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the Museum of […]
WAI Think Tank on Women, Race & Class
WAI Think Tank on Why Arguments Against Abolition Inevitably Fail
WAI Think Tank on Black on Both Sides
WAI Think Tank on Teaching Community
WAI Think Tank on Teaching to Transgress
WAI Think Tank on The Combahee River Collective Statement
WAI Think Tank on Decolonization is not a Metaphor
WAI Think Tank on The Wretched of the Screen
WAI Think Tank on Black Metamorphosis
The principal intention of African State Architecture is to open up discussion around understanding statehood through architecture through a comparative study of state buildings in a selection of African countries, including Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa. Quoting from the research summary of this project based at SOAS, London: ‘Public buildings help define and […]
Drawing Matter are continuously adding new texts to their website, and this collection begins with a snapshot of writing by women about architectural drawings that appear on the site in May 2021, when there was a total of 686 texts. Included in this selection of 151 texts are some interesting series, such as Philippa Lewis’ […]
In response to the first COVID-19 lockdown, which caused the closure of all live venues, London’s Architecture Foundation created an ambitious 100-day programme of online events (100 weekdays from Monday April 6th 2020 to Thursday August 27th 2020). The channel often showed three or four lectures, readings, films, or performances a day. One element of […]
This collection was put together by the Women Writing Architecture editors, and records the section of Royal Institute of British Architects devoted to Women in Architecture, collected under the classification 72-055.2. The books on this shelf at the back of the library numbered 53 in June 2020.