AD236V Architecture and Gender: Introduction 7.5 credits

Arkitektur och genus: Introduktion

The course aims at providing tools for pursuing feminist interpretations of architecture and by extension creating new architecture. In the course we will study contemporary feminist theory and architectural practices and investigate how buildings and other built or arranged structures relate to them.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

In the course we will study contemporary feminist theory and architectural practices and investigate how buildings and other built or arranged structures relate to them. We will pursue a feminist critique of architectural culture and its relation to sexuality, ethnicity, class, and as preserving power in relation to ’masculinist’ aesthetics and taste. The course is structured around a series of concepts, such as for example hetero normativity, gender performance, and intersectionality, that are discussed in their relation to architecture.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course aims at providing tools for pursuing feminist interpretations of architecture and by extension creating new architecture. In the course we will study contemporary feminist theory and architectural practices and investigate how buildings and other built or arranged structures relate to them.

After the course the student has developed basic tools for pursuing feminist interpretations of architecture and by extention creating new architecture.

Course Disposition

The course consists of a series of 10-12 lectures combined with workshop-assignments and seminar discussions

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

  • At least 30 credits' university studies.
  • Documented proficiency in English B/English 6 or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Previous studies in art, design, architecture or/and gender studies, or corresponding work-experience gives a good background for the course. Contact the examiner for further information.

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Literature

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • MOM1 - Active Participation 80%, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Accepted and Presented Assignment, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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Other requirements for final grade *

MOM1 - Active Participation 80%, 5 credits, grade scale: P, F

MOM2 - Accepted and Presented Assignment, 2.5 credits, grade scale: P, F

To obtain final grade, both moments shall be passed.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Katja Tollmar Grillner

Further information

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Offered by

ABE/Architecture

Main field of study *

Architecture

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

The course is a part of the course series Arkitektur och Genus, which except from this course contains four courses of 7,5 cr each.

Contact

Katja Tollmar Grillner (katja.grillner@arch.kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.