Month: October 2018

Advance Notice: “Under Same Skies”, 10.–11.11.2018, Zurich

Event: Under Same Skies – Gender perspectives in Arab countries and beyond 10.  &  11. November 2018 at Clubraum, Rote Fabrik, Zürich Link: https://rotefabrik.ch/de/programm.html#/events/3468 What do we know about the countries and people whose uprisings have changed the world since December 2011? The activities, that the invited guests, initiated in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain, […]

The Mobility of Care – Inés Sánchez de Madariaga – Global Urban Lecture

Introducing Gender-Aware Concepts in Transportation Planning aims at providing a better understanding of travel patterns of women and men, by taking into account the travel implications of daily tasks performed by individuals with care responsibilities. Link: http://uni.unhabitat.org/gul-s05e01-ines-sanchez/   SYNOPSIS Issues which the lecture addresses This lecture uses gender as an analytical category to propose a […]

Koolhaas Houselife – Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

by Daniela Gonzalez and Alexander Poulikakos The 58-minute film “Koolhaas HouseLife” by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine was first shown in 2008 being the first release of four documentaries called „Living Architectures“. The film was presented by the film makers and co-founders of BêkaFilms at the Barbican Centre in London and describes a much-noticed architectural masterpiece […]

The Industrial Revolution In The Home – Ruth Schwartz Cowan

by Mirjam Kupferschmid and Manon Mottet  From today’s point of view, we can barely imagine that only a few decades ago, women were washing clothes in a tub or had to lit fire in the stove in order to cook a meal. It seems to us that the introduction of tools such as the washing machine, […]

The House That Did The Housework – Margalit Fox & Amisha Padani

by Petra Steiniger and Viviane Zibung Margalit Fox, born in 1961 is an American wirter. In the 1980s, already before she went to journalism school, she worked in magazine and book publishing. In 1994 she joined ‘The New York Times’ and has been a staff writer on the Obituaries desk since 2004. Her collection of […]

Advance Notice: “Arbeit als Liebe. Liebe als Arbeit”

31. Oktober 2018, 18 Uhr, Museum Haus Konstruktiv FILMVORFÜHRUNG UND GESPRÄCHSRUNDE I Arbeit als Liebe. Liebe als Arbeit. Ein Filmprojekt von Brigitte Dätwyler und Lena Maria Thüring, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Fachstelle Frauenhandel und Frauenmigration (FIZ) und fünf ihrer Klientinnen Im Museumseintritt von CHF 16/12 inbegriffen Das von Damian Christinger initiierte und von den beiden […]

Wages Against Housework – Silvia Federici

by Julia Kobzar and Dzulija Jakimovska   In 1975 Silvia Federici published a book called “Wages Against Housework“. This book deals with the issue of domestic work, analyzing it as consequence of the capitalism and as a women oppression. The book is written during an important period of feminist organizations. It is a period of […]

What Would A Non-Sexist City Be Like?  – Dolores Hayden

by Sara Finzi and Carola Hartmann   Review of Dolores Hayden’s article of 1980 „What Would a Non-Sexist City Be Like? Speculations on Housing, Urban Design, and Human Work”   Dolores Hayden, born in 1945, is an American professor of architecture, urbanism, and American studies at Yale Universi- ty, urban historian, architect, author, and poet. […]

Reproductive Commons: From Within and Beyond the Kitchen – Julia Wieger

by Achilleas Lehmann   Julia Wieger is an architect and researcher. She works as a architecture department in the Academy of fine arts in Vienna. She is interested in collective approaches to research, production and design. Before addressing her main exapmles for collective housing which try to break the socially defined gender barrier, she briefly […]

The Critical Potential of Housework – Catharina Gabrielsson

by Nora Molari and Bing Yang   Part I Catharina Gabrielsson is an architect, critic and writer. She is assistant professor in urban theory at the School of Architecture KTH and Director of the doctoral programme Art, Technology and Design in collaboration with Konstfack. With an emphasis on creative academic writing, her research investigates the interface […]

Contradictions of Capital and Care – Nancy Fraser

by Tatjana Bergmeister and Matthieu Schwartz The text we are going to focus on is written by Nancy Fraser, a feminist and critical theorist from Baltimore, US. Professor of philosophy and social sciences in the New School in New York, as well as the president of the American Philosophical Association, she shares her critique on […]