#MeTooArchitecture. Critical feminist tactics

Atxu Amann Alcocer, Magdalini Grigoriadou, Ana Medina

Abstract

During the past century, the gender revolutions and informatics advances have revealed the power of an established strategy: duality has been traditionally a mean to control our lives. The new era has caused the destruction of the historical otherness, as binary opposites, man-woman, physical-virtual, public-private. These altered permutations have affected the architectural field, where Time has been introduced into Space in order to be expanded and exposed to new relationships and notions that are inhabiting in a yet unexplored void.

The critical shift from the corporeal to territorial, from the biological to geographical and from off to online, can only occur in the feminist state of the 21st century, under the condition that the dominant discourses have been ceased and declassified as neutral and irrefutable. Through critical practices, either in the theoretical field or in architectural researches and projects, female architects are developing tactics, intending an approximation of the architectural world –patriarchal, inbred and spatial– to the architecture of the world, where bodies, machines and nature seem to promulgate new ways of relating among them.

The feminist revolution is on its way, and it is visible through resonances promoted in a wide network and in different areas. This uprising is not originated anymore in the humanistic and enlightened culture, but it is arising in places, actions, notions and diverse, hybrid, shared temporalities or mutant spheres, where Architecture constitutes just another term after the hashtag: #MeToo Architecture.


Keywords

Resonance; Temporary; Collaborative; Architecture; Feminism; Network

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/fem.2018.32.08





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