Organized by second-year M.E.D. students in collaboration with the director of the M.E.D. program, this year’s colloquium investigates the powerful yet often invisible roles of gender in the built environment. In public and private spaces, the gendering of spaces reinforces cultural norms and is therefore inscribed in the production of spaces. This colloquium asks students to consider how different spaces—exterior and interior—are organized and articulated to reflect and determine gender relations within the built environment. The course explores these notions of space through different media, specifically film, photography, and art, and against the larger background of activism, labor, class identity, and urban culture, among others. Through conversations with emergent theorists, historians, and practitioners, and engagement with different media, students are challenged to consider how gender politics are (re)produced across various cultural and physical landscapes, and how an excavation of gender might highlight potential for spatial or professional intervention. Limited enrollment.

All Semesters

3220b
Spring 2018
Contemporary Architectural Discourse Colloquium
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3220b
Spring 2017
Contemporary Architectural Discourse Colloquium
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
3220b
Spring 2015
Contemporary Architectural Discourse Colloquium
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen