Month: April 2019

Advance Notice: Public Lecture by Joel Sanders “Alternative Futures: Questioning Design Standards”

Public evening lecture by Joel Sanders (Architect, New York & Professor Adjunct Yale University) organized by the Visiting Lectureship of the Theory of Architecture Dr. Torsten Lange, Institute gta, ETH Zurich Thursday May 23, 2019, 18:00–20:00ETH Hönggerberg, HIL H 40.9 (NSL Foyer) AbstractRestrooms exemplify how architecture as a discipline is complicit in perpetuating cultural assumptions […]

Advance Notice: Guest Lecture Prof. Jack Halberstam “Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark”

Guest lecture by Jack Halberstam (Professor of Gender Studies and English, Columbia University New York) in the seminar “Architectures of Gender: body_building” hosted by the Visiting Lectureship of the Theory of Architecture Dr. Torsten Lange, Institute gta, ETH Zurich Monday May 13, 2019, 10:00–12:00ETH Hönggerberg, HIL E 67 BioJack Halberstam is a recipient of the […]

Transgender Butch: Butch-FTM Border Wars and the Masculine Continuum – Judith Halberstam

by Aurore Delory The Author Judith/Jack Halberstam is a professor of English, American studies and Ethnicity and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California. He has authored six books: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters(1995), Female Masculinity(1998), In A Queer Time and Place(2005), The Queer Art of Failure(2011), Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal(2012), […]

Advance Notice: Lecture by Dr. Huraera Jabeen “Gendered Space and Climate Resilience in Informal Settlements in Bangladesh”

UniBasel, Hörsaal 101 (Alte Universität) Rheinsprung 9/11, 4051 Basel. Climate resilience varies significantly based on gender and on location in different physical and social spaces. The relationship between the urban built environment, vulnerability and resilience is a little-studied area of research. Conceptualizing gender only in terms of the vulnerability of women can mean overlooking the complex […]

The Prosthetic Imagination: 
Enabling and Disabling the Prosthesis Trope – S. Lochlann Jain

by Masato SHODA S. Lochlann Jain’s is a professor in the Anthropology Department at Stanford University, where she teaches medical and legal anthropology. Her research is primarily concerned with the ways in which stories get told about injuries, from car crashes to lung cancer, from mountain climbing deaths to space shuttle explosions. Figuring out the […]