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Brady Burroughs

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Brady Burroughs is an architect, teacher and researcher interested in questions of positioning and power, experimental pedagogical practices, and making critical ideas accessible beyond academic circles. She holds an undergraduate architectural degree from Virginia Tech, USA, has completed extensive coursework in Gender Studies at Stockholm University, and has previous experience practicing in architectural offices in the U.S., Switzerland and Sweden. Co-author/Editor of Ahmed for Architecture Students (2019) and author of Architectural Flirtations: A Love Storey (2016), she currently works as Head of Second Year at KTH School of Architecture, where she holds a PhD in Critical Studies of Architecture. 

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Research

Project: Architectural Flirtations: A Love Storey, 2016

Graphic Design: collaboration w/ YMPA- Andrejs Ljunggren and Iwa  Herdensjö

Architectural Flirtations: A Love Storey (2016), is written as an architectural pulp fiction (in the guise of several alter egos) and focuses on design education in intersections of gender, race and sexuality. This queer-feminist work explores improper and unserious practices, to unsettle habitual modes of criticism and relocate and reimagine a serious and privileged discipline.

 All of the (love) storeys take place on March 21st, the spring equinox, in and around a 1977 row house project called Case Unifamiliari in Mozzo, Italy, designed by Aldo Rossi and Attilio Pizzigoni. Beda Ring, PhD researcher, constructs a Campy renovation of one of these row houses, full of theatricality, humor, and significant otherness; while architectural pedagogue, Brady Burroughs, guides a student group from KTH in an Architecture and Gender course; and Henri T. Beall, practicing architect, attends to the details upstairs.

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Project: HORIZONTAL ACT, 2018

Photo: Dag Boutsen

Architectural performance in collaboration with Dr. Annelies De Smet and Dr. Marc Godts, Curated Panel for the SCAFFOLDS International Art & Architecture Symposium, at KANAL – Centre Pompidou in Brussels.

HORIZONTAL ACT - On the eve of the full moon, 23 November 2018, the PLAYLEGGER (Annelies De Smet), the FLIRTER (Brady Burroughs), and the KILLER (Marc Godts) invited participants of the SCAFFOLDS Symposium on a journey to the moon and back. This site-specific architectural performance, curated by Annelies De Smet, marks each ephemeris of the full moon along the entire lunar sequence- from civil twilight, to moonrise, through nautical and astronomical twilight, to moonset, in real time. Guided by these alter egos (arising out of the content of each of the hosts’ own previous critical research), participants moved in, around, and through the scaffold structure HOUSE 3 that connected ground level and second level of the former Citroën warehouse.

Teaching

Ahmed for Architecture Students, 2019

Calling all architectural feminist killjoys!

Together with a group of master’s architecture students at KTH, we have collectively produced a fanzine, introducing Sara Ahmed’s critical ideas and concepts in relation to the specific situation of the architecture student. The fanzine is both a documentation of our seminar course in critical theory and a critical comment on the Routledge series of Thinkers for Architects, which includes 1/15 female thinkers. 

We have made the fanzine openly accessible online. On the back of the cover, you will find DIY Instructions to assemble your own fanzine. We encourage you to share the link to the DiVA database for download, and why not organize a ‘DIY Fanzine workshop’, to make and share the fanzine with friends? Bake a lemon poppy seed cake for starters and be sure to use recycled paper!

Download here: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-250008

COMING SOON!!! Lorde for Architecture Students (Autumn 2021) In collaboration with Afaina de Jong (Amsterdam), a group of architecture students at TU Wien, along with the Claiming Spaces faculty, are working on the next zine in the series Feminist Thinkers for Architects.

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Recent Public Events & Press

2021 Lilla Namos Stad, podcast with Namo Marouf, 'Ras, intersektionell feminism och arkitektur'. LINK TO PODCAST

2021 Show & Tell, Lecture for master's studio A Space of Freedom - Claiming Spaces guest professor Afaina de Jong, TU Wien, 14 May.

2021 Show & Tell, Lecture for master's studio Through the Looking Glass - Thierry Berlemont, KU Leuven, 12 May.

2021 Feminist Spatial Practice Podcast with Afaina de Jong, ARCAM - Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam LINK TO PODCAST

2021 Panel Discussion with authors from Afaina de Jong's Feminist Spatial Practice Book Club through ARCAM (Leslie Kern, Nirmal Puwar, Brady Burroughs) LINK TO PANEL DISCUSSION

2021 Article on Ahmed for Architecture Students in The Feminist Spatial Practice Book Club, Feminist Killjoy!, Charlotte Thomas, A.ZINE, 21 February. LINK TO ARTICLE

2021 Panel Discussion, Grafikens hus during Science Week, Who gets to plan and live in the city? (Afaina de Jong, Namo Marouf, Jens Evaldsson, Lena From, Nina Beckmann, Sofi Cyréus) LINK TO INSTAGRAM

2020 Presentation for Parity Talks V - Actions and Accountability, D-ARCH, ETH, Zurich LINK TO PRESENTATION

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Most recent publications

Burroughs, B. (2019) “Prince Peregrine and the Evil Drag Queen: A Queer Architectural Fairytale On Seriously Valuing The Unserious,” in Anna Maciver-Ek, Julius Henkel, Selina Sigg, Sara Sherif (eds.), Trans Magazin 34: Youth, ETH Zurich: GTA Verlag. (Link to article)

Burroughs, B. (2018) “A conversation. Round table between the three authors of Architectural Flirtations: A Love Storey,” in De Smet, A., Venrooy, E., Vanhee, I. (eds.), Between the Fiction and Me. Umwelten of artists and architects, Ghent: Grafische Cel. (Link to publisher)

Burroughs, B. (2018) “Reconstructing a Collective Critical Fiction: Acts of Pedagogical Stewardship,” in Hélène Frichot, Gunnar Sandin and Bettina Schwalm (eds.), After Effects: Theories and Methodologies in Architectural Research, Barcelona/NY: ACTAR. (Link to publisher)

Burroughs, B. (2018) “What’s Love Got To Do With It?: Adopting a love ethic to perform the critical differently,” in Saida Brückner, Dorothee Hahn, Julius Henkel, Selina Sigg (eds.), Trans Magazin 32: Liebe, ETH Zurich: GTA Verlag. (Link to article)


Courses

Architectural Technology 2 (A21TEB), teacher | Course web

Architecture Project 2:1 Structure, Place, Activity (A21P1C), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Architecture Project 2:2 - Tectonics, Ornament, Transformation (A21P2B), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Architecture Project 2:3 Material, Space, Detail (A21P3C), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Artistic Methods and Techniques 2 (A21KOB), course responsible, teacher | Course web

History and Theory of Architecture 2: Architecture Modernity (A21HIC), teacher | Course web

Representation 2: Fabrication and Descriptive Geometry (A21REA), teacher | Course web

The Discipline and Practices of Architecture (A21AYA), teacher | Course web