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40 413 Feminism in architecture

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Feminism in architecture
Emnekode: 
40 413
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Emneansvarlig
Alma Elisabeth Oftedal
Om emnet

The course is divided in two parts. The first part is focused on critical discourse analysis. Through the study of poststructuralist discourses such as feminism, queer theory, post-colonial theory, disability studies and animal studies, traditional power-relations will be challenged.   The second part of the course is aimed at bringing the theoretical material to life, and actualizing it in relation to an architectural discourse. In this part, the students study fictional texts related to the topics studied in the first part.  
 

Feminism has been a disiplin in the architectural discourse since the 70s. The syllabus will be taken from some the many anthologies on this topic, and possibly from the magazine Architectural Review’s special issues on feminism. The fictional texts will be chosen on the basis of their appeal to creativity. 

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Reading, discussion, reflection, academic writing, artistic research  Academic reflection paper Investigative drawings