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Thinking & Writing Place

  “The history of feminism is, in a sense, the history of autotheory.” Lauren Fournier, Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art, Writing and Criticism, 2021.   Thinking & Writing Place – Writing as Feminist Spatial Practice was a seminar curated by Lilian Robl at the Technische Universität München in spring 2023. The production of multilayered […]

23 December, 2023

ETH Zurich Studio Caruso Autumn Semester Readings 2023

This semester, for three weeks in a row, master and bachelor students of the Studio Caruso at the ETH Zurich meet for the reading circle. By group, they perform a text of the reader in one of the three sites studied. After which, the whole studio, including the teaching team, gathered to discuss what happened. […]

8 November, 2023
Charlotte Gwendolyn Arn on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Helena Bonet Muñoz on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Chiara Linsalata on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Isaac Elia Martinez on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Jingling Ding on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Kristina Lehtinen on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Lukas Buettner on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Nora Zoe Schären on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Qingyuan Wu on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Xingyu Bai on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Zhishuang Liu on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage Che Facchin on Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest Fabian Güzelgün on Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest Jonas Zimmermann on Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest Julian Merlo on Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest Ladina Naegeli on Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest Lukas Nussbaumer on Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest Nicolai Dinkel on Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest Romina Züst on Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest Anna Rothstein on The Triumphant Progress of Market Success Camilla Alves Nunes Köppel on The Triumphant Progress of Market Success Dimitri Bleichenbacher on The Triumphant Progress of Market Success Laura Oberholzer on The Triumphant Progress of Market Success Léa De Piccoli on The Triumphant Progress of Market Success Xiaoyu Yang on Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest

Feminism and Architecture

Has feminism impacted architecture? asks Professor Annmarie Adams of McGill University … let’s discuss This 13-week graduate-level lecture and seminar course (ARCH 684) at McGill University covering 37 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 […]

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, which has been described in depth in the article ‘Reading-With: A Collaborative Method for Inclusive Architectural Histories (scroll down for abstract). This deep engagement with historical texts is being developed by Dr. Anne Hultzsch and Dr. Sol Pérez […]

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

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