Tag: Care Work

A Manual for Cleaning Women – Lucia Berlin

by Petronella Mill and Tamino Kuny     Nice to meet you, Lucia. Our names are Petronella and Tamino, we are two architecture students interested in Care Work. We have read some stories in your book ‘A Manual for Cleaning Women’ that was posthumously published in 2015. Now we would like to ask you some […]

Caring: Making Commons, Making Connections – Kim Trogal

by Zelda Frank and Wiebke Gude     Caring: Making Commons, Making Connections is a chapter in the book The Social (Re)Production of Architecture. Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice co- written by Kim Trogal and Doina Petrescu. The author of the chapter, Kim Trogal, studied architecture at the University of Sheffield, including a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]