ARCH 3819/5819/4408/6308
Gender, Architecture, Intersectionality

gray-scale drawing of a floorpan

Claude-Nicolas Ledoux, floor plan of Oïkema, Maison de Plaisir, projected for the ideal city of Chaux, France (ca. 1789).

  • Instructor: Samia Henni
  • Time: W 10:10 a.m.–12:05 p.m.
  • Location: 261B East Sibley Hall
  • Credits: 3
  • Territory of Investigation: Architecture and Discourse, Architecture and Urbanism

Intersectionality considers the ways in which different forms and norms of social stratification, such as class, disability, race, religion, and sexual orientation, overlap with gender. Intersectional feminism claims and promotes social equity and unpacks various systems of power and discrimination. How does intersectionality relate to design, architecture, urbanism, and spatial justice? In what ways do intersectional gender practices and theories impact architecture and the production and consumption of spaces? Why does intersectionality matter in architecture and urbanism? This seminar offers an introduction to the histories of intersectional gender practices and theories in their intrinsic relationship to designed and built environments.

Instructor permission required:

Students must attend introductory class.

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