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Negotiating Domesticity: Spatial Productions of Gender in Modern Architecture

19 – 20 June 2015
'First we form the architecture, then the architecture gives us form' is a well-known adage of architectural discourse. This evening, which has been specially programmed in parallel to Pink Saturday 2015, is about the relationships we have with our designed environment and how this environment determines our behaviour and our identity. In a keynote lecture by Hilde Heynen on Friday 19 June, she looks at the issues that are central to the publication: Negotiating Domesticity: Spatial Productions of Gender in Modern Architecture

At home, the complex relationship between architecture, gender, and domesticity is visible. Negotiating Domesticity explores the many and complex issues raised by the underlying connections between these terms. Topics covered include both known

and less well-known architectural examples and architects, which are explored from sociological, anthropological, philosophical, and psychoanalytic approaches. The authors explore the relationships between modern, homely rooms and sexed subjectivity, in a wide variety of geographic locations of Western modernity.

In her lecture Heynen presents a thorough exploration of domesticity in modern times.

Hilde Heynen is an architect, historian, writer, and teacher at the Department of Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Leuven. Her publications include Architecture and Modernity: A Critique, and the renowned Dat is Architectuur! and Negotiating Domesticity: Spatial Productions of Gender in Modern Architecture.

Date: Friday 19 June, 20:00 – 22:00
Location: Bureau Europa

Language: English
Entrance: free

This lecture is part of the series lectures about the New World.

Lecture Hilde Heijnen: Negotiating Domesticity: Spatial Productions of Gender in Modern Architecture

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