Month: April 2018

Wildness – Complexity, Contradiction and Failure

Time is borrowed. It changes everything. Faces. Relationships. Neighbourhoods. There are not many like me left. And I wonder, what will become of me? How can I explain my legacy? (Movie “Wildness” by Wu Tsang, 2012, 00:00:23) The very first sentences of the movie “Wildness” unfold its thematic territory. The movie addresses questions about inclusiveness, diversity, […]

Learn To Unlearn To See

In her article « Situated Knowledges : The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perpective », Donna Haraway is questioning the traditional scientific approach that claims to be completely objective. A neutral standpoint whose main aim is to be « the truth ». However, she wonders to what extent is this constructed scientific knowledge really objective […]

A Room of One’s Own: Creation of a Queer Space

  In both analyzed texts « A Queer Analysis of Eileen Gray’s E.1027“ by Katarina Bonnevier and „Closets, Clothes, disClosure“ by Henry Urbach, the queer space is discussed. In his text, Urbach focusses his attention on the physical built-in closet that lead to the famous expression « Out of the closets ! Into the streets » (Urbach, 1996, 69) […]

Symposium: Noncompliant Bodies – Social Equity and Public Space

The discipline of architecture tends to overlook or actively exclude persons who fall outside white, male, heterosexual, able-bodied norms. This symposium, convened by Joel Sanders and Susan Stryker, assembles a cross-disciplinary group of designers and scholars to explore the relationship between architecture and the demands for social justice voiced by people who have been marginalized […]