Bodies of Work: Activism, Gender, Architecture

“Bodies of Work: Activism, Gender, Architecture,” Ana María León and Torsten Lange with Katarina Burin and Clarissa Tossin; moderated by Sophie Hochhäusl, Demetra Vogiatzaki, and Emmanuel Olunkwa.

In this conversation, architectural historians Ana María León and Torsten Lange consider the labor of organizing around issues of gender in architecture. Based on three precedents, they will reflect on their work and practice and highlight how the present has allowed scholars and practitioners to revise architectural historiography. Building on intersectional feminist theory, the discussion considers architecture and urban space as well as architectural discourse as forums where white heteronormative systems of planning can become subverted by empowered labor and living practices.