Feminist Thinkers for Architects

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Lorde for Architecture Students
A collaboration between Afaina de Jong, Visiting Professor, TU Wien; Claiming*Spaces, TU Wien; Master’s architecture students, TU Wien; and Brady Burroughs, KTH.

As a continuation of the series Feminist Thinkers for Architects, architect/artist Afaina de Jong, in collaboration with CLAIMING*SPACES and master’s architecture students at TU Wien, has developed the second fanzine, Lorde for Architecture Students. Throwing shade at the homogenous selection of thinkers in the 18 current titles of Routledge’s Thinkers for Architects, this publication acts as a comment on – and complement to the original series.

Developed online (w/Covid restrictions) during spring 2021 and concluding with the second CLAIMING*SPACES Conference – Whose History? in spring 2022, the fanzine aims to connect key themes (silence, dismantling, difference, the erotic, anger) from five essays in Audre Lorde’s book Sister Outsider (1984) to everyday situations of the architecture student. It calls for architects and architectural educators to “do the work” to imagine spaces of freedom.

FEMINIST THINKERS FOR ARCHITECTS – An introduction to critical theory for designers. BY architecture students and teachers FOR architecture students and teachers.

Join us for an online conversation Friday, 2 February, 13:30 CET

Higher Seminar, KTH-A, Stockholm (Organizers: Janek Oźmin & Alejandra Navarrete Llopis), 
Research seminar zoom link: https://kth-se.zoom.us/j/67185547897

-Afaina de Jong, Claiming*Spaces Visiting Professor, TU Wien & architect/artist, Amsterdam (www.afarai.com)
-Claiming*Spaces, TU Wien
-Brady Burroughs, Series Editor, KTH

→ Zoom Link

If you missed the first Fanzine, Ahmed for Architecture Students is also available
→ Download Ahmed Fanzine here

16. + 17.11.2023