Month: November 2018

Visibility and Worth in Maintenance Work and Art – Mierle Laderman Ukeles

by Yagmur Kültür and Lena Stolze   The ‘Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969!’, written by Mierle Laderman Ukeles and published in Artforum in 1971 is divided into two parts: the first simply titled ‘Ideas’ is further subdivided into 5 parts, from A. to E. The second part is her proposal for The Maintenance Art Exhibition […]

Making Citizens, Reassembling Devices: On Gender and the Development of Contemporary Public Sites of Repair in Northern California – Daniela K. Rosner

by Emma Lindén and Tobias Lenggenhager   As we all know from our childhood, our pants still could be used even if there was more than one patch on it. If we think about maintenance in today’s throw-away-society it is obvious that there could be prevented so much waste by caring a little bit more […]

Not One of the Family. The Tight Spaces of Migrant Domestic Workers – Rhacel Salazar Parreñas and Rachel Silvey

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to working at USC, she taught at a number of other universities including the University of California, where she had also done her studies. After a Bachelor of Arts in peace and conflict studies in 1992, Parreñas […]

A Lecture by Britta Hentschel : “Why Do We Care? Architecture and Social Responsibility in Early Modern Europe”

by Deborah Augsburger and Xenia Strohmeyer Why do we care? Is it a natural given or of cultural and religious nature? And who do we care for? How can a state be fair, when there is poverty? Those are questions that have been occupying the human race from its early beginnings up until now. With […]

INTERDEPENDENT BODIES – Making Non-Normative Space(s) for Care

On October 29th, 2018, Dr. Gabrielle Schaad and Dr. Torsten Lange of the Visiting Lectureship of the Theory of Architecture at ETH initiated a roundtable discussion called „INTERDEPENDENT BODIES – Making Non- Normative Space(s) for Care“. Therefore, they invited Dr. Jos Boys (independent scholar, Dis/Ordinary Architecture Project, UK), Caroline Cardus (artist, UK), Dr. Nina Mühlemann […]

Strolling Into Imaginaries. When the Constitution of Space Produces Disabled Bodies – No Anger

by Laia Meier and Alex Walter   It’s something the majority of us don’t really think about much. We walk around in streets and parks and open doors to enter buildings without that causing us any problems. But by doing this we cross lines we don’t even know could be borders to others. When the elevator is broken, […]

Advance Notice: SIA Vaud – “Débat Urbanités: Une Ville Virile?”, 10.12.2018, Lausanne

URBANITÉS: Une ville virile? Lundi 10 Décembre 2018, 18H30 au forum d`architectures, lausanne Avenue de Villamont 4, Lausanne     Intervenant-e-s Sarah Neumann / Députée au Grand Conseil vaudois Elke Schimmel et Sarah Droz / Assosciation LARES Gabrielle Schaad / Historienne de l´Art, Dr. sc. ETH Zurich Yves Raibaud / Géographe et maitre conférencier à […]

Call for Abstracts: The International Archive of Women in Architecture Center // 2019 IAWA Symposium – March 20­-22, 2019

The International Archive of Women in Architecture Center School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 2019 IAWA Symposium – March 20­-22, 2019   Expanding the ‘Archive’. Latent Connections: Evidence and Speculation. Call for Abstracts: November 1, 2018 – December 1, 2018 Selection announced: December 15, 2018   The IAWA opens the call […]

Invisibility Work? How Starting from Dis/ability Challenges Normative Social, Spatial and Material Practices – Jos Boys

by Lorena Bassi und Vivienne Yao   The text Invisibility Work? How Starting from Dis/ability Challenges Normative Social, Spatial and Material Practices was written by Jos Boys and published in 2018 in Architecture and Feminism. Ecologies, Economies, Technologies. Jos Boys is a British architect, journalist, photographer, researcher and was a co – founder of Matrix […]