National Library of Estonia
June 13–16

Tuesday March 21 2023

  • 18.48–18.48
    GENDER GROUP. Auditorium 3107

    On Margins: Feminist Architectural Histories of Migration

    Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, Harvard University

    Rachel Lee, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

    In collaboration with: Katia Frey, ETH Zurich

    Eliana Perotti, ETH Zurich


    During this workshop, participants will discuss a set of precirculated texts, including a CfP for a special journal issue which will be co-edited by the organisers. This project works in concert with a growing body of initiatives to write feminist histories of modern architecture through collaborative and intersectional historiographic practices: which redistribute power, co-produce solidarity, and reassess the objects and methods of architectural history. We begin by posing two arguments to architectural historians: first, that the dynamic of a situated and re-situated perspective is foundational to feminist histories of architecture, and second, that feminist historiographical approaches destabilize presumptions of fixity at the heart of the discipline. With the goal of opening the historiography to narratives, perspectives, and practices based on these arguments, we seek histories that employ feminist methods or gather empirical studies of women’s work that emerged from acts and experiences of migration performed individually or collectively—into and out of geographies of control and subjugation, beyond gender or gender framings, across lifeworlds.