AD238V Architecture and Gender: Salon 7.5 credits

Arkitektur och genus: Salong

The Fatale literary salon builds upon the idea that the staging of a friendly space creates a particular condition for critical reflection. The form of the conversation, the salon, corresponds to the content, feminist literary spaces. Each salon is structured around a specific theme – A room of one’s own, Barricades, The White House, etc – and an attributed text, from which associations and spatial successions unfolds in different directions. Each salon takes place in different spaces related to the current theme.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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Intended learning outcomes *

The Fatale literary salon builds upon the idea that the staging of a friendly space creates a particular condition for critical reflection. The form of the conversation, the salon, corresponds to the content, feminist literary spaces. Each salon is structured around a specific theme – A room of one’s own, Barricades, The White House, etc – and an attributed text, from which associations and spatial successions unfolds in different directions. Each salon takes place in different spaces related to the current theme.

Course Disposition

The course is structured as a series of literary salons exploring and projecting feminist spaces. Each salon is arranged independently by the participants themselves working in groups of 2-4 students according to proposed themes and readings. The organising group sets everything up including choice of location, dress-code, refreshments etc.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

  • At least 30 credits' university studies.
  • Documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Previous studies in literature, art, design, architecture and/or gender, or corresponding work experience.

Equipment

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Literature

Course literature will be specified at the beginning of the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • MOM1 - Active Participation 80%, automn semester, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Active Participation 80%, spring semester, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • MOM3 - Assignment, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

MOM1 - Active Participation 80%, autumn semester, 2.5 credits, grade scale: P, F

MOM2 - Active Participation 80%, spring semester, 2.5 credits, grade scale: P, F

MOM3 - Assignment, 2.5 credits, grade scale: P, F

To obtain final grade, all three 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

Per Fransson

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AD238V

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 is directed towards a broadly defined feminist target group: for instance students of architecture, planning, design and art, professionals within these fields as well as those in other fields who are interested in architecture.

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.

Supplementary information

In the academic year 2010/11 the course will run on Tuesday evenings starting September 28th and ending June 7th. An updated schedule will be posted at least two weeks before the course begins.

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