Friday, November 2nd
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Women’s Center for Creative Work
M&A and WCCW present a joint program on Care & Repair: Feminist Spatial Practices. In conversation with curator and feminist theorist Elke Krasny, we will discuss what care might look like in architectural and urban practices. What could a practice of care look like in architecture? As a profession, architecture has long been shaped by notions of managerial expertise, technical mastery, and bureaucratic control; as a spatial practice, architecture is inevitably intertwined with financial systems that prioritize speculative markets, capital gain, and the commodification of housing. Fundamentally, such practices are the precise opposite to the intimate, emotional, and often maternal expression of care. Yet architecture is fundamentally a social and political practice, where questions of access, equality, representation and expression sit at the forefront of its concerns. Collectively, we will ask how practices of care can contribute to new forms of activism, by expanding dialogues, engaging materialisms, transforming pedagogies, and projecting alternatives.