02 Spatiality

MODULE TWO April 17-19, 2013, School of Architecture, KTH Stockholm

SPATIALITY Feminist and Minoritarian Philosophies

Location: 10.45am for 11.00am start, KTH Library, Osquars backe 31, Seminar Room: Rinman

see map: http://www.kth.se/kthb/om/adresser-och-telefonnummer-1.181700

Note Different Location for Thursday 18 April: Arkitekturmuseet, Skeppsholmen, lecture theatre

Guest speakers

Thérèse Kristiansson, The New Beauty Council

Katja Grillner, Feminist Epistemologies

Teresa Stoppani, On Walter Benjamin and the Frankfurt School

Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Derrida and Eisenman, ChoraL Works

Mats Rosengren, Doxology and Paleolithic cave art 

WEDNESDAY April 17: Seminar 3: Chora and Container Technologies

11.00    Introduction

12.00     Lunch

13.00    Guest Lecture: Lars Henrik Ståhl: Derrida and Eisenman, ChoraL Works

15.00     Seminar 4: Chora and Container Technologies (Discussion of Blog Posts)

16.30     Concluding the day

ACTIVITY 04: Upload a Blog post in response to ONE Conceptual Cluster. Include an image and text response.

READING Preparation Seminar 4: Choose ONE Conceptual Cluster

Conceptual Cluster 6:  Chora

  • Elizabeth Grosz, ‘Women, Chora, Dwelling’ in Jane Rendell, Barbara Penner, Iain Borden, Gender Space Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction, London: Routledge, 2000
  • Zoe Sofia , ‘Container technologies’ in Hypatia vol. 15, no. 2, 2000
  • Judith Butler , ‘Bodies that Matter’, in Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex, London: Routledge, 1993
  • Plato, Timaeus and Critias, London: Penguin Books, 1965 (excerpt).
  • Alberto Péréz Gómez, editor, Chora, please select an essay from this series (optional).

Conceptual Cluster 7: Container Technologies

  • Peter Sloterdijk , ‘Cell Block, Ego-Spheres, Self-Container’ in Log 10, 2007, pp. 89-108.
  • Lieven de Cauter, ‘The Capsule and the Network: Notes for a General Theory’ in Capsular Civilisation: On the City in the Age of Fear, Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2004
  • Alice Jardine, ‘Of Bodies and Technologies’ in Hal Foster ed. Discussions in Contemporary Culture, New York: DIA Art Foundation, 1987.

Conceptual Cluster OPEN: You have a choice to frame your own cluster

THURSDAY April 18: Seminar 4: Sexual Subversions and Ficto-criticism and Altering Subjectivities

10.00     Guest Lecture: Mats Rosengren

12.00     Lunch

13.00     Seminar 5: Sexual Subversions and Ficto-criticism and Altering Subjectivities (Discussion of Blog Posts)

16.30     Concluding the day

19.30     Dinner

ACTIVITY 05: Upload a Blog post in response to ONE Conceptual Cluster. Include an image and text response.

READING Preparation Seminar 5: Choose ONE Conceptual Cluster

Conceptual Cluster 8: Feminist Writing Practices

  • Hélène Cixous , ‘The Laugh of Medusa’ in Signs, vol. 1, no. 4, Summer 1976
  • Diana Agrest , ‘Architecture from without: Body, Logic, and Sex’ in Kate Nesbitt, ed. Theorising a New Agenda for Architecture, New York: Princeton University Press, 1996.
  • Jennifer Bloomer, ‘A Priming’ in Architecture and the Text: The (S)crypts of Joyce and Piranesi, Yale University, 1993.

Conceptual Cluster 9: Ficto-Criticism

Conceptual Cluster 10: Altering Subjectivities

  • Donna Haraway , ‘Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspectives’, in Feminist Studies, pp. 575–599, 1988.
  • Sarah Ahmad , ‘Orientations Towards Objects’ in Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others, Durham and Londo: Duke University Press, 2006.
  • Rosi Braidotti , ‘Discontinuous Becomings: Deleuze on the Becoming-Woman of Philosophy’ in Nomadic Subjects, New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

Conceptual Cluster OPEN: You have a choice to frame your own cluster

FRIDAY April 19

10.00     Guest Lecture: Katja Grillner

11.00     Guest Lecture: Thérèse Kristiansson

12.00     Lunch

13.00     Guest Lecture: Teresa Stoppani

14.30     Workshop Module: Ongoing Construction of Conceptual Toolbox

15.30     Reflection and Introduction to Module 3

16.00     Departure

ACTIVITY 06: GROUP Activity Construction of CONCEPTUAL TOOLBOX (conducted during the module).