Tag: Body Buidling

The Posthuman – Rosi Braidotti

by Giorgia Mini Rosi Braidotti was born in Latisana, Udine, Italy, on 28 September 1954. At the Liceo Classico in Udine she obtained her scientific high school diploma. In 1970 her family decided to emigrate to Australia, where Braidotti graduated from the University of Canberra in Literature (1976) and Philosophy (1977), obtaining two important awards: […]

Introduction: Posthuman Bodies – Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston

By He Xingyu Introduction to the author and background of the text: The text is an introduction from the posthuman body, an anthology co-edited by Judith/Jake Halberstam and Ira Livingston. While Judith/Jake Halberstam has already been elaborated introduced in another blog entry about Transgender Butch: Butch-FTM Border Wars and the Masculine Continuum – Judith Halberstam, […]

Doubles and Multiples – Peg Rawes

by Mebuki FURUTANI 1) The Author Peg Rewes is Professor in Architecture and Philosophy, Programme Director of the MA Architectural History, and a PhD Supervisor for Architectural Design and Architectural History and Theory PhD Programmes. Her research and teaching focus on material, political, technological and ecological histories and theories of contemporary architecture and art. 2) […]

Normate Template: Knowing-Making the Architectural Inhabitant – Aimi Hamraie

by Jamshidi Helia In today’s architecture practice it is self-evident to base our design on given norms, which build on a average user we can align on. As in the use of handbooks such as Ernst Neufert’s „Architects’ Data“ or DIN EN we are dealing with given templates of the inhabitants, specified with measurements of […]

Envisioning Cyborg Bodies – Jennifer González

by Jiang Weilan The term „cyborg“ was coined by Manfred E.Clynes and Nathan S.Kline in an astronautic article for a self-regulating human-machine, who can survived in the outer space. Cyborg as a scientific study began with the implanted rat. It was first researched in the military sphere, especially for the astronautics explore during the cold […]

A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late 20th Century – Donna Haraway

by Christopher Smith  Donna Haraway opens her text, A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century, with the provocation that the essay is “an effort to build an ironic political myth faithful to feminism, socialism, and materialism.”1She argues she knows no better positioning of her work than with irony among the […]

Feminist Perspectives on the Body – Kathleen Lennon

by Anna Kärtner Feminist Perspectives on the Body is a reference text that traces the historical lineage of philosophical thought on embodiment, and specifically female embodiment. The author, Kathleen Lennon is professor of Philosophy at the University of Hull in England. Her areas of research include gender theory and embodiment within the context of contemporary […]