Welcome to The Posthumanities Hub Seminar with Prof. Dr. Isabelle Doucet (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Hélène Frichot, Professor of Architecture in Critical Studies and Gender Theory (KTH, Sweden) on To Care is To Resist: Situated Perspectives on Architecture
When: 23rd October, 13:15-15:00
Where: in the seminar room at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, KTH (Teknikringen 74 D, Stockholm).
In this joint seminar Doucet and Frichot will discuss overgrowth, care and resistance while drawing inspiration from Isabelle Stengers and Maria Puig de la Bella Casa’s work, as well as share reflections from Doucet and Frichot’s jointly edited journal issue Resist Reclaim Speculate. Situated Perspectives on Architecture and the City, Architectural Theory Review, 2018, Vol. 22/1 https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ratr20/22/1?nav=tocList
Isabelle Doucet is professor of theory and history of architecture at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. At the department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Isabelle acts as the coordinator for the Chalmers-wide Gender Initiative for Excellence (Genie) initiative. Her research focuses on the relationship between architecture, (urban) politics, and social responsibility; and since joining Chalmers, Isabelle initiated research on women architecture graduates after 1968. Her books include The Practice Turn in Architecture. Brussels after 1968 (2015).
Architectural theorist and philosopher, writer and critic, Professor Hélène Frichot (PhD) is the director of Critical Studies in Architecture, School of Architecture, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Stockholm, Sweden. Her research examines the transdisciplinary field between architecture and philosophy, with an emphasis on feminist theories and practices. In 2020 she joins the Faculty of Architecture, Construction and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia as Professor of Architecture and Philosophy. She is the author of Creative Ecologies: Theorizing the Practice of Architecture (Bloomsbury 2018) and How to Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool (AADR 2016).