10.10.23

ICAG VI Conferencia Internacional sobre Arquitectura y Genero

La semana pasada tuve la oportunidad de participar como ponente y moderadora en la ICAG VI Conferencia Internacional sobre Arquitectura y Genero centrado en el archivo (internacional) de mujeres en la arquitectura. EL congreso tuvo lugar en la ETSAV, Universidad de Valencia, del 3 al 6 de OCtubre, donde participaron diversos invitados y se presentaron diferentes trabajos de investigación sobre la arquitectura y el género femenino. Gracias a Eva Álvarez y Carlos Gómez por la invitación y al revista flat magazine por su artículo.

Last week I had the opportunity to participate as a speaker and moderator at the ICAG VI International Conference on Architecture and Gender focusing on the (international) archive of women in architecture. The conference took place at the ETSAV, University of Valencia, from the 3rd to the 6th of October, where several guests participated and different research works on architecture and the female gender were presented. Thanks to Eva Álvarez and Carlos Gómez for the invitation and the flat magazine for their review.

Links: https://icagvlc.webs.upv.es/es/

https://icagvlc.webs.upv.es/es/speakers/nuria-alvarez-lombardero/

https://flatmagazine.es/reportaje/la-celebracion-del-icag-programa-una-semana-intensa-de-arquitectura-y-genero/ 


Fotografias de Eduardo Manzana

 



 


Los cuidados como herramienta de integración política.

Mi último artículo "Los cuidados como herramienta de integración política" ha sido publicado en la revista Astrágalo. Cultura de la Arquitectura y la Ciudad dentro de un número monográfico sobre Ciudad, Género y Cuidados. En este artículo escribo sobre cómo un un grupo de mujeres inglesas a finales del siglo XIX subvirtieron la marcada división entre las actividades productivas y reproductivas, entre hombre y a la mujer respectivamente, a través de utilizar los cuidados como herramienta de emancipación política. Al establecer lugares que ofrecían actividades relacionadas con los cuidados en el espacio público, en este caso hacia otras mujeres, ellas realizaron la primera transición en la definición de los cuidados de una actividad doméstica a convertirse en algo social. Este cambio posibilitó la incorporación de la mujer al tejido productivo al mismo tiempo que posibilitaron su presencia en el espacio urbano. El artículo analiza estos lugares, los clubs de mujeres en Londres que generaron los primeros movimientos sufragistas que desembocaron en el derecho al voto de la mujer en el Reino Unido y por tanto su participación en la política de su país.

My latest article "Care as a tool for political integration" has been published in the journal Astrágalo. Cultura de la Arquitectura y la Ciudad in a monographic issue on City, Gender and Care. In this article I write about how a group of English women at the end of the 19th century subverted the marked division between productive and reproductive activities, between men and women respectively, by using care as a tool for political emancipation. By establishing places that offered care-related activities in public space, in this case for other women, they made the first transition in the definition of care from a domestic activity to a social one. This change made possible the incorporation of women into the productive fabric and at the same time enabled their presence in the urban space. The article analyses these places, the women's clubs in London that generated the first suffragette movements that led to women's right to vote in the United Kingdom and therefore their participation in the politics of their country.

Link: https://revistascientificas.us.es/index.php/astragalo/article/view/23968

Image of the Pioneer Club from Wikimedia Commons

 

 

10.9.23

New Forms of Living

New academic year 2023 2024 and brief at Diploma 8 in the AA

NEW FORMS FOR LIVING
 
The universal right to housing is under threat in large Mediterranean cities. Political instability in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region and the rising cost of living in Southern Europe have generated a socioeconomic crisis, resulting in a severe shortage of affordable housing. The situation has been exacerbated by a lack of policies and strategies from local municipalities, together with disengagement from the private sector. Economically vulnerable groups such as the young, the elderly and migrants have borne the brunt of these challenges, and are confronted with overpriced housing stock designed for nuclear family structures that do not meet their needs.
In response, DIP8 will develop new housing strategies and design solutions for inner-city areas with social networks, resources and opportunities in close proximity. Given the scarcity of resources and the escalating climate crisis, we will encourage the reuse of obsolete building stock rather than the development of greenfield sites. To do so, we will evaluate existing dormant or neglected buildings and seek ways to reconfigure them.


We will begin by analysing the typologies that exist within our chosen sites, using these insights to inform the development of new spatial arrangements. Our designs will negotiate the need for both shared and private space within each building, and we will place particular focus on transitional spaces between indoor and outdoor areas, such as staircases, thresholds, corridors, entrances, windows, doors, balconies and terraces. We will identify local material techniques that can reduce emissions and the environmental impact of our interventions in each specific context. Through this, the unit will generate a set of architectural proposals that encourage new forms of living within existing buildings.



Image by Elisa Paneni

11.4.23

Arquitectas en femenino para una ciudad más sostenible, igualitaria y amable

Ya está en youtube mi intervención en el documental sobre ciudades "Arquitectura en femenino para una ciudad más sostenible, igualitaria y amable" de Canal Sur. Gracias a Reyes Gallegos Rodriguez por la invitación y a Javier Navarro de Pablos por hacer referencia a mi trabajo. Un placer participar.
 
You can find in Youtube my participation in the cities documentary "Architecture in femenine for a more sustainable, equalitarian and kind city" from Canal Sur channel. Thanks to Reyes Gallego Rodrigues for the invitation and Javier Navarro de Pablos for referring my work. A pleasure to participate. 


 


 

30.3.23