The international conference CLAIMING*SPACES. Feminist Perspectives in Architecture and Spatial Planning within the framework of ARCHDIPLOMA 2019, will ask questions about the connections and dynamics that lead to a so-called leaky pipeline for women in architecture and spatial planning.
The pointing out of the lack of feminist actors and perspectives serves as a starting point for the discussion. It is not only about women's difficult career opportunities, but also about whether the people who create the built environment as a group should not be as diverse as those who use it.
CLAIMING*SPACES invites students, teachers, planners and researchers from the fields of architecture and spatial planning as well as interested parties to participate in the discourse in the form of discussions, lectures and workshops and to jointly design feminist positions and tools for a different kind of architecture and spatial planning.
The conference is public & free of charge! Please register at: email@example.com
On the 14th and 15th of November the CLAIMING*SPACES Conference awaits its participants and guests with a broad range of discussions, talks, workshops and performances:
[Day 1: 14. November 2019]
12:00—13:00 → Registration
13:00—13:30 → Welcome
13:30—14:15 → Opening Keynote
›SHARING OUR FEMINIST
DESIGN POWER TOOLS‹
by Hélène Frichot KTH Stockholm
14:15—16:00 → Panel
Presentation and discussion of the findings of several interrogative research projects at TU Wien.
Moderation: Silvia Forlati, Share Architects and researcher, Vienna
Contributions: → Lauren Janko, Annalisa Mauri, Veronika Wladyga: «State of the Art» Questionnaire at Faculty of Architecture and Planning → Sabina Riß: «Equality for Women in Architecture after 100 Years of Women’s Admission to University?» Research seminar with Katharina Dunkl, Viktoria Edler, Katharina Rohringer, Sophie Schaffer, Stephanie Szerencsics, Günther Wimmer
→ Petra Hirschler: «100 Years Being Nice Is Enough» Research seminar
Guests: → Ursula Faix Task-Force «Women in Architecture» at the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE)
→ Barbara Kübler Chamber of Architects, Women’s Comittee
→ Christian Kühn Dean of Architecture Studies, TU Wien
→ Brigitte Ratzer Gender Competence Department, TU Wien
→ Fachschaft Architektur Student Council, TU Wien
→ Sibylla Zech Professor of Regional Planning and Regional Development, TU Wien (tbc)
16:00—16:30→ Coffee & Cake
›THE FEMINIST ECO-PANEL HOUSING QUEER ECOLOGIES‹
Cases and Theories
Introduction: Karin Reisinger TU Wien
Contributions: → Aleksandra Bogdanovic TU Wien → Emma Carlén Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
→ Hélène Frichot KTH Stockholm
→ Melanie_Mo Hartmann TU Wien
→ Kenneth Loe Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
→ Suzana Milevska Visual Culture Theorist and Curator, Skopje
→ Matilde Mørk Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
→ Karin Reisinger TU Wien
›WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING‹
The roundtable seeks reflection and international exchange of experiences, practices and approaches in architecture and planning towards developing feminist strategies for spatial questions.
Moderation: Elke Krasny Cultural Theorist, Curator, Urban Researcher, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Bernadette Krejs Claiming*Spaces Collective, TU Wien
with: → Katharina Bayer Einszueins Architektur, Vienna → Ievgeniia Gubkina Urban Forms Center, Kharkiv
→ Petra Petersson Realarchitektur (Berlin), Dean Faculty of Architecture, TU Graz
→ Milota Sidorova Co-founder & Director Women of Prague Public Space (WP Prague)
→ Lina Streeruwitz StudioVlayStreeruwitz, Vienna
[Day 2: 15. November 2019]
FEMINIST NETWORKING BREAKFAST
›FEMINISMS IN ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING SCHOOLS‹
Critiquing academic institutions and demanding change for more equity and diversity both in curricula as well as in teaching and research conditions.
Moderation: Christina Linortner TU Graz
Inge Manka Claiming*Spaces Collective, TU Wien
with: → Charlotte Malterre-Barthes Parity Group ETH Zürich → Working Group Gender Christina Ehrmann, Silvester Kreil, Antje Lehn (IKA, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna)
→ Meike Schalk KTH Stockholm
11:30—11:45→ Coffee & Cake
›QUEERYING NORMS/ CANONS/STANDARDS‹
Who defines what ‘good’ architecture is? How can we reveal architecture’s self-defined objectivity and neutrality? Why not think of a (built) environment where there is room for all of us?
Taking up the topics of the preceding panels and discussions, the workshop seeks to find and define common ideas, strategies and tools for a feminist transdisciplinary architectural and planning practice. The results will be part of the CLAIMING*SPACES manifesto.
by: → Claiming*Spaces Workshop Group Susanne Mariacher, Birgit Miksch, Maria Myskiw, Max Ostermann, Leon Scheufler
16:30—17:00→ Coffee & Cake
›100 MINUTES OF DESIGNING FEMINIST ACTIVISM‹
Presentation of feminist collectives, research and design projects, buildings, books, diplomas and initiatives.
Moderation: Marlene Wagner TU Wien
with: → Katarina Bonnevier → Ievgeniia Gubkina
→ Eva Kail (tbc)
→ Charlotte Malterre-Barthes & Dubravka Sekulic
→ Birgit Miksch & Maria Myskiw
→ Ursula Napravnik
→ Claudia Schaefers
→ Christine Zwingl
→ Claiming*Spaces Workshop Report
19:00→ Open Dinner
DINNER FOR ALL
TheCLAIMING*SPACESCollective is a bottom-up group of students, graduates, teachers and researchers at TU Wien which seeks to foster intersectional feminist perspectives in architecture and spatial planning.
It was founded in 2019 on the initiative of Inge Manka to curate and organise the firstCLAIMING*SPACES Conference which deals with the following questions:
→ How can mechanisms of exclusion be uncovered and deconstructed? → How can feminist architecture/ planning/research be brought into the main discourse as a productive implicitness? → How can discriminating forms of knowledge production and historiography be questioned, newly phrased and done differently? → How can feminist vocational practices induce much needed changes in planning and building?
We, the collective of CLAIMING*SPACES, invite students, teachers, architects/urban planners and researchers to participate in discussions, lectures and workshops and conceptualize intersectional_feminist positions and tools together, to create different forms of architectural and spatial planning.
Members of the CLAIMING*SPACES Collective are Sarah Bernhard, Viktoria Edler, Melanie_Mo Hartmann, Petra Hirschler, Lauren Janko, Bernadette Krejs, Inge Manka, Susanne Mariacher, Annalisa Mauri, Birgit Miksch, Maria Myskiw, Max Ostermann, Karin Reisinger, Sabina Riß, Leon Scheufler, Veronika Wladyga. (October 2019)
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At this conference we strive to provide a space free of harassment for everyone. This means we condemn any form of racism, as well as any discrimination based on gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, religion and any other identity. If anything makes you feel uncomfortable or you have questions, please feel empowered to speak up.
CLAIMING*SPACES Feminist Perspectives in Architecture and Spatial Planning