A Feminist Critical Theory of Real-Estate

Sometimes an image or an idea takes hold and causes a great amount of fascination, alerting one to profound structural problems. The real-estate image caught hold of me soon after arriving in Stockholm, Sweden, and from an ordinary observation that the images portrayed to sell consumers apartments reconfigured as spatial products deployed architectural image making techniques and described a homogenous taste community, I soon discovered that under the image there lurked a looming housing crisis.


With Helen Runting, ‘In Captivity: The Real Estate of Co-Living’ in Hélène Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson and Helen Runting, eds. Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies, (London: Routledge, 2018).

With Helen Runting, ‘The Illusory Autonomy of the Real Estate Interior’ in Ro­emer van Toorn, Gunnar Sandin, Jennifer Mack, eds, Rethinking the Social in Architecture(Barcelona and New York: Actar 2018).

With Helen Runting, ‘White, Wide and Scattered: Picturing (Her) Housing Career, in ’ in Teresa Stoppani, Giorgio Ponzo, George Themistokleous, eds.This Thing Called Theory(London: Routledge, 2016), 231-241.

‘Gentri-Fiction and our (E)States of Reality: On the Exhaustion of the Image of Thought and the Fatigued Image of Architecture’, in Nadir Lahiji, ed. The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture, (London: Bloomsbury, 2014).

ARTICLES (reviewed and non peer reviewed)

‘Local Real(i)ties: A Contemporary Image of Thought’, in Artifact, Volume IV, Issue I, 2017. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/artifact/index

‘The Indebted Woman and Her Real Estate Urban Interiors’ in Christine Bjerke, ed. (On the Floating World of) The FX Beauties Club, 2017. http://thefxbeauties.club

with Helen Runting, ‘The Promise of a Lack: Responding to (Her) Real-Estate Career’ in The Avery Review: Critical Essays on Architecture, No. 8, 2015, http://www.averyreview.com/issues/8/the-promise-of-a-lack

With Helen Runting, ‘Welcome to The Promenade City: A Gentrifictional Cartography of Stockholm in the Postindustrial Age’, in Architecture and Culture: Journal of Architectural Humanities Research Association, Taylor and Francis, Issue 3, 2015, 397-411.

‘Söder Pops Island: My Own Personal Gentri-Fiction’ in Candide-Journal for Architectural Knowledge, No. 9, 2015. http://www.candidejournal.net/

“The Stockholm Bubble: Material Assemblages and Ecologies of Affect” in Nordic: Journal of Architecture, No. 3, Vol. 2 Winter 2012, pp. 40-46.