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Feminism and Architecture

Has feminism impacted architecture? asks Professor Annmarie Adams of McGill University … let’s discuss The 11-week lecture and seminar course covering 35 texts (only four by men) begins with this challenge. “If Architect Barbie gets us talking, then more power to her,” is the opening statement, quoted from Despina Stratigakos. One of the task set […]

19 September, 2023

Seen From The South : ETH Zürich gta 2023

Our understanding of how urban designers and architects can design cities is still largely shaped by Western urban conditions and perspectives. In particular, the European city, with its steady and controlled growth, has long served as the backdrop against which new urban design methods and tools have been developed. As scholars who advocate a decentring […]

7 March, 2023

Parity in History?

During the course of the semester, students were required to carry out a process of active reading. This deep engagement with historical texts is being developed by Dr. Anne Hultzsch and Dr. Sol Pérez Martinez of WoWA as a means to test how specific examples of women’s writing, which exist outside the traditional means of […]

6 December, 2022

Modern Architecture and Gender: The Case of pre-State Israel

20 years ago, I researched the 1934 Levant Fair in Tel Aviv, an international exhibition whose purpose was to boost the economy and the commercial ties of the Jewish community in Palestine under the British Mandate (Mandatory Palestine, 1921-1948). This was also an important architectural event that marked the acceptance of the international style as […]

7 April, 2022

New Order: Unit 3 at Kingston School of Art

This collection has been compiled from a larger reading list used by Professor Andrew Clancy and Laura Evans in their teaching of Unit 3 at Kingston School of Art in London in 2020-21. A parallel unit with a different reading list was run by Catherine Blaney and Colm Moore at Queens University Belfast. Faced with […]

12 January, 2022

Gendering History, Women Travel Writers and Architectural Experience

During the autumn of 2021, Dr Anne Hultzsch (Women Writing Architecture: Female Experiences of the Built 1700-1900 (WoWA)) led a seminar around reading history from women’s perspectives, questioning not only the subject matter and ways of seeing it, but also the mechanism for writing. Using the form of ficto-criticism, students were encouraged to understand this […]

8 December, 2021

Feminine Spaces. The Future is Female is Now II

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.

27 June, 2021

DRAG Lab Book Club (2021)

This collection lists the syllabus of the first DRAG lab book club semester. The DRAG lab book club is a format for horizontal discussions open to all. It aims to provide a framework for joint reflection and the sharing of questions relating to architecture, its practice, and teaching. The events of the book club are […]

25 June, 2021

ETH Zurich Studio Caruso Semester Readings (2011-2021)

The Reading Circle Performance The images show the covers of the text collections of Studio Caruso, chair for architecture and construction at the DARCH of ETH Zurich, led by Prof. Adam Caruso. Since 2011, these textbooks have been compiled and printed at the beginning of each semester with reference to the semester’s topic. Here, the […]

20 May, 2021

Radical Domesticity: Modernism, Gender, and Building the Future 2021

The reading list of this 12-week seminar course led by Professor Mary McLeod of Columbia GSAPP and Professor Victoria Rosner from the Department of English at Columbia includes 21 texts written by women, from which this collection is made. The course introduction explains its critical intentions: This class explores alternative visions of domestic life from […]

1 May, 2021

Gender, Architecture and the Construction of Modernity (2020)

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 […]

29 April, 2021

Contemporary Women Architects: Theories, Practices, Positions (2020)

The reading list of this 5-week seminar course led by Professor Mary Pepchinski is composed of 15 texts written by women. This collection brings together the citations for those texts.

10 February, 2021