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.  

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

    Architecture
  • Grade scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

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.

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.

Eligibility

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.

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

  • MOM1 - Lectures and seminars, 5.0, grade scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Assignment, 2.5, grade scale: P, F

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. 

Offered by

ABE/Architecture

Examiner

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

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2014.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2014.