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Architecture + Feminism
(RMIT University, Melbourne Australia)
Monash University, Melbourne.
2008 (English)In: Architecture Australia, ISSN 0003-8725, Vol. March/AprilArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Is anyone interested in talking about feminism and architecture? In early December 2007 we convened an informal roundtable at RMIT dedicated to past and present conjunctions of feminism and architecture, in partial response to a question from visiting Swedish architect and scholar Katja Grillner. To many, the coupling of architecture and feminism might seem anachronistic now, a defunct double act in an era in which surely we have transcended the necessity to highlight “women’s issues” – for instance, equality of pay, political representation and expression. But curiously, as our small event was being organized, other similar forums and events also emerged from the political woodwork. Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Spaces held a forum provocatively entitled Feminism Never Happened a couple of weeks prior, while earlier in the year the Brooklyn Museum, New York, hosted a show called Global Feminisms (21 March – 1 July 2007), which gathered together a selection of artists grappling with feminist issues from the 1990s to the present day. Those who participated in the RMIT roundtable speculated on whether such signs might tentatively suggest a return to questions and projects that fall loosely under the much-maligned and misunderstood rubric “feminism”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Melbourne, Australia: Architecture Media , 2008. Vol. March/April
Keyword [en]
architecture, feminism
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Architecture
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-81129OAI: diva2:497162

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Available from: 2012-02-10 Created: 2012-02-10 Last updated: 2012-09-19Bibliographically approved

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