Feminist Design Power Tool

Inspired by the legacy of Critical Studies in Architecture Design Studio at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Stockholm, Sweden, where I have been working since 2012, and which sadly lost its design studio at the last hour in advance of the Autumn term 2013, I presented a series of public lectures drawing on the concept (signed by my colleague Brady Burroughs and developed in Critical Studies) of the feminist design power tool. Parodying an instructional approach these lectures were eventually developed in a small and cheeky book  called: How to Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool, Baunach: AADR (Art Architecture Design Research) Spurbuchverlag, 2016.

The suite of lectures included:

‘How to Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool’, Student initiated Architecture and Gender Public Lecture-Chalmers Architecture, Gothenburg Sweden, 10 February 2016.

‘Critical Studies in Architecture’ Feminism and Architecture: Women, Architecture, Academia. School of Architecture, Victoria University Wellington, 8 October 2015. Slides and audio presented in my absence.

‘How to Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool’, Public Lecture-Chalmers Architecture, Gothenburg Sweden, 18 November 2015.

‘How to Make Yourself Some Feminist Design Power Tools’ Pur-Kuh-Leyt, RCA, London, 16 April, 2015.

‘How to Make Yourself Some Feminist Design Power Tools’ in Practicing Research in Arts Craft and Design, Konstfack Research Week, 26-30 January 2015.

‘Feminist Thinking in Architecture’ in Women in Circus Consortium, convened by Marie-Andrée Robitaille, Cirkus Cirkor and KTH, Stockholm Sweden, 18 December 2014.

‘How do you Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool (It’s Less a Matter of Meaning than a Question of Use)’ in Organising Discourse: Research and Education Open Lecture Series convened by Magnus Ericson, Konstfack Sweden, 4 September 2014.

‘Whatever Happened to the Queens of PoMo Söder? Situating the research and pedagogy of Critical Studies, KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm’ in Architecture+Philosophy, Svensk Sessions, Melbourne, 21 July 2014.