AD241V Architecture and Gender: Advanced Course 7.5 credits

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Through offering advanced studies of feminist theory and its applications in the field architecture the course aims at developing tools for feminist interpretations of architecture and the advancement of alternative architectures. After completing the course students have received a basic orientation in feminist theories, design and writing-practices in the field of architetcure, and have initiated the development of an individual position in relation to feminist practices in the field of architecture and related spatial practices.  

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 *

In this course we will study feminist theories with applications in the field of architecture and related critical spatial practices. The course is structured as a seminar and workshop course and each module will focus on key-texts and authors in this field.

Intended learning outcomes *

Through offering advanced studies of feminist theory and its applications in the field of architecture the course aims at developing tools for feminist interpretations of architecture and the advancement of alternative architectures. After completing the course students have received a basic orientation in feminist theories, design and writing-practices in the field of architetcure, and have initiated the development of an individual position in relation to feminist practices in the field of architecture and related spatial practices.  

Course Disposition

The course is scheduled to have 10 modules. During the course period these modules will run weekly with some exceptions. Each module can be expected to run for four hours, consist of a text seminar and a workshop, and will be taking pace in afternoons and early evenings. For each occasion assigments will be specified in relation both to readings and creative work.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 60 credits' university studies

Documented proficiency in English B/ English 6 or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Course participants are expected to have good general knowledge concerning spatial design practices. This can have been achieved through studies in for example architecture, spatial planning fine arts and/or from corresponding professional experience.

Equipment

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Literature

Jane Rendell et.al.: Gender Space Architecture: An interdisciplinary introduction, Routledge 2000

Lori A. Brown: Feminist Practices - Interdiciplinary approaches to women in architecture, Ashgate 2011

Additional readings will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • MOM1 - Lectures and seminars, 5.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - 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 *

The course consists of two moments. To obtain final grade both moments have to be passed, and 70% attendance at all tuition is required. 

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

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Course web AD241V

Offered by

ABE/Architecture

Main field of study *

Architecture

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.