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.

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    C
  • Subject area

    Architecture
  • Grade scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Autumn 17 for single courses students - To application

  • Periods

    Autumn 17 P1 (3.5 credits), P2 (4.0 credits)

  • Application code

    10072

  • Start date

    20/09/2017

  • End date

    2017 week: 51

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Number of lectures

  • Number of exercises

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    10 - 16

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Target group

    Students of architecture, planning, design and art, professionals within these fields as well as those in other fields who are interested in architecture.

  • Application

    Apply for this course at antagning.se through this application link.
    Please note that you need to log in at antagning.se to finalize your application.

Spring 17 for single courses students CANCELLED

  • Periods

    Spring 17 P3 (3.5 credits), P4 (4.0 credits)

  • Application code

    20032

  • Start date

    23/01/2017

  • End date

    2017 week: 18

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Number of lectures

  • Number of exercises

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    10 - 20

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

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 main content

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.

Disposition

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

Eligibility

  • 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.

Literature

Litteraturlista ges vid kursstarten.

Examination

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

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.

Offered by

ABE/Architecture

Contact

Hélène Frichot, helene.frichot@arch.kth.se

Examiner

Katja Tollmar Grillner <katja.grillner@arch.kth.se>

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.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2009.