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Seven Questions Curatorial

Anne Mikoleit / Wuest Partner

Guest curator: Parity Group, ETH Zurich Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIL E67 Rote Hölle Studio Jan de Vylder universum carrousel journey - Carrousel, series of lectures FS 2021

Seven Questions Curatorial

Urbanista

Guest curator: Parity Group, ETH Zurich Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIL E67 Rote Hölle Studio Jan de Vylder universum carrousel journey - Carrousel, series of lectures FS 2021

Seven Questions Curatorial

Walter Angst

Guest curator: Parity Group, ETH Zurich Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIL E67 Rote Hölle Studio Jan de Vylder universum carrousel journey - Carrousel, series of lectures FS 2021

Seven Questions Curatorial

Philipp Klaus / Kraftwerk 1

Guest curator: Parity Group, ETH Zurich Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIL E67 Rote Hölle Studio Jan de Vylder universum carrousel journey - Carrousel, series of lectures FS 2021

Seven Questions Curatorial

Urban Equipe

Guest curator: Parity Group, ETH Zurich Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIL E67 Rote Hölle | Studio Jan De Vylder universum carrousel journey Carrousel, series of lectures FS 2021

Parity Talks VII: UPKEEP

Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 2

Athena Lecture by Gabu Heindl

Introduction by Jennifer Duyne Barenstein Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIB Building, Open Space 2

Seven Questions Curatorial

Vera Sacchetti

Guest curator: Parity Group, ETH Zurich Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIL E67 Rote Hölle | Vera Sacchetti (Lisbon, 1983) is a Basel-based design critic, curator and professor. She has served in a variety of curatorial, research and editorial roles, most recently as programme coordinator for the multidisciplinary research initiative Driving the Human (2020-2023) and curator of the first architecture festival Archipelago: Architectures for the Multiverse (2021). She is joint curator of TEOK Basel and represents half of the curatorial initiative Foreign Legion. After studying communication Design and Contemporary/Post-colonial Culture in Porto and Lisbon, she obtained the Fulbright scholar Master of Fine Arts from the New York School of Visual Arts. In 2020, Sachetti joined the Federal Design Commission of Switzerland. Her writing has featured in Disegno,Metropolis, and The Avery Review, among others. She currently teaches architecture criticism at ETH Zurich and HEAD – Geneva.

Wahlfach Fifty–Fifty: Vortrag

Berta Rahm exhibition - Images of Berta

Lecture by Prof. Eliana Perotti and on-going research on the diaries of Berta Rahm by Friederike Merkel

DRAG lab

Book Club 5 - Mesure et patterns de domination

Book Club, Season Spring 2021 - Representation

Soft Form Talk 5

“The ‘informal’ designation is a definition based on the fallacious institutional belief that certain self-built bodies do not have a form”, says Menna Agha (University of Oregon), architect and postdoctoral researcher. “Depriving an existing body of the definition and recognition of ‘form’ is a work of erasure and isolation.”

Parity Season Volume 1: Buidling literacy on Intersectionality

Parity Front

Parity Works: Activism in Design Institutions

DRAG lab

Book Club 4 - Construire des prisons

Book Club, Season Spring 2021 - Representation

Wahlfach Fifty–Fifty: Vortrag

DRAG lab

Book Club 3 - Habitat originel, domesticité playboy

Book Club, Season Spring 2021 - Representation

Berta Rahm exhibition - Entangled Histories

Introduction of the Growing Library in collaboration with the Parity Season Group as well as photographic work by Clara Richard and Nicolò Krättli

Wahlfach Fifty–Fifty: Gespräch

Parity Group

«Queer D-ARCH»

Monthly informal meeting

DRAG lab

Book Club 2 - Commons. Spaces challenging the patriarchal organization of life and labor.

Book Club, Season Spring 2021 - Representation

Film screening Q&A session in English with Dr Isabel Rohner

In the Q&A we will talk about the long struggle to achieve women’s suffrage in Switzerland and also about the current situation regarding equal opportunities for women and men in Swiss society. Registered participants will receive a zoom link on 11.03.21.

Film screening "Disordered" CH 2019, Verena Endtner (original language: Swiss-German/subtitles: English)

In celebration of both international women’s day (08.03.2021) and the 50 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in Switzerland (07.02.2021), Equal! – The Office for Equal Opportunities and Diversity is screening three films. The film screenings will be concluded by a Q&A session with Dr Isabel Rohner, author and women’s movement expert. With these three films and the concluding Q&A session, we encourage all ETH members to reflect on the challenges of the past and the challenges that lie ahead, both in Switzerland and in society at large. Registered participants will receive a link to an online platform and a password on 12.03.21.

Womxn in Design (GSD)

Challenge our Roots: Advocacy in the Design Profession

Challenge our Roots: Advocacy in the Design Profession will bring student and professional leaders together to discuss avenues for change within the design profession. The panel will uplight anti-racist work taking place both within and outside of the GSD, with the hope of inspiring collaborations and further action. During the conversation, each expert will highlight their work and discuss common themes of engagement and empowerment.

GSD Public Programs

The Miasmist: George E. Waring, Jr. and Landscapes of Public Health

registration required

TUM Parity Board

Parity Jour Fixe 14 TUM

Lecture and discussion as part of the Parity Jour Fixe lecture series of the Department of Architecture TU München. Anna Wahl, Professor for Gender, Organization and Management, and Vice President for Gender Equality and Values at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, current research interests are the gendering of management in different contexts, work for change and the impact of gender equality in organizations. She has been involved in several development and research projects in Swedish film industry to promote increased gender awareness and initiatives for change. In her role as Vice President, she drives work for gender mainstreaming and organizational change at KTH.

"Looking for Role Models in All the Wrong Places" followed by Q&A

Keynote Lecture as part of the Wohnforum Athena Lecture Series

Parity Talks VI: What's Good?

A day-​long event on the 10th March hosted by the Parity Group at the ETH Zurich will be a collective questioning of ‘What’s Good?’. Together we will discuss our current understanding of good practice, who decides what is good, and the problems of education based on ideas of excellence.

GSD Womxn in Design and GSD Public Programs Office

Undoing Property: Feminist Struggle in the Time of Abolition

Renewed uprising against the death-making apparatus of police and prison demands that we attend to the relationship between property and personhood, specifically to how the theft of land is facilitated by the theft of life. This talk, given on the occasion of International Women’s Day and during the week that marks the first anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s killing, focuses on the propertization of the gendered subject in the making of whiteness. The time of abolition, Roy argues, requires the undoing of gender-property logics. What does this entail within the university? Speaking as “unbearable presence,” that which cannot be accommodated within the university’s diversity regimes, Roy foregrounds modes of refusal and rebellion inspired by Black and postcolonial feminism. In particular, she shares, and calls for, forms of abolitionist struggle that challenge the university as propertied/policed order and stage the disinheritance of whiteness. To wage feminist struggle in the time of abolition is to refuse to “fit under the lease.” Registration required

Soft Form Talk 3

Designer, architectural historian and cultural critic Charles L. Davis II (SUNY Buffalo) examines the racial politics of canonicity in modern architectural history, and its long-term effects on the cultural biases of contemporary practice. “When I am talking about an antiracist architectural history, I am talking about the ways that architectural history is used instrumentally, as a kind of ideological tool to reaffirm certain forms of privilege or power structures in our discipline.”

DRAG lab

Book Club 6 - Trouble dans le star system

Book Club, Season Spring 2021 - Representation

The Power of Mushrooms Berta Rahm’s Pavilion for the Saffa 58

Exhibition Opening, podium-discussion with the exhibition team and (tbc); https://ausstellungen.gta.arch.ethz.ch/veranstaltungen/the-power-of-mushrooms-berta-rahms-pavilion-for-the-saffa-58

Wahlfach Fifty–Fifty - Francesca Tappa: «Die Stimme» Vivian Wang: «Sounding Out»

Film screening "Enemies in Love" CH 2013, Werner Schweizer, Katja Früh (original language: Swiss-German/subtitles: English)

In celebration of both international women’s day (08.03.2021) and the 50 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in Switzerland (07.02.2021), Equal! – The Office for Equal Opportunities and Diversity is screening three films. The film screenings will be concluded by a Q&A session with Dr Isabel Rohner, author and women’s movement expert. With these three films and the concluding Q&A session, we encourage all ETH members to reflect on the challenges of the past and the challenges that lie ahead, both in Switzerland and in society at large. Registered participants will receive a link to an online platform and a password on 05.03.21.

Claiming*Spaces

Claiming*Spaces Festival: Workshop - "Kampfansagen zum 8. März"

Im Rahmen des Festivals veranstalten wir einen zweistündigen, praxisorientierten Online-Workshop via Zoom. In diesem nehmen wir konkrete Formen systematischer Diskriminierung und Benachteiligung von FLINT-Personen in der Planungs- und Forschungspraxis zum Anlass, wiederholt aktiv zu werden. "Whose Voices? Whose Spaces? Whose Plans? Whose University? Whose Design?“ - sind die zentralen Fragen, die wir im Workshop beleuchten und besprechen werden. Es werden Beispiele, Ideen, Perspektiven und Utopien aufgezeigt, wie Architektur und Raumplanung - aktuell und zukünftig auch anders - praktiziert, erforscht, gelernt und gelehrt werden kann. Im Rahmen des Workshops sollen an drei Thementischen Kampfansagen und Forderungen erarbeitet werden, die dann von unseren Kollektivist*innen nach dem Workshop für die Demonstration auf Transparente und Schilder aufgetragen werden. Diese sollen dann gemeinsam am 8. März bei der Demonstration zum internationalen feministischen Kampftag in Wien sichtbar durch den Stadtraum getragen werden. (Begrenzte Teilnahme / Anmeldung unter claiming.spaces@kunst.tuwien.ac.at / Betreff: Workshop)

Claiming*Spaces

Claiming*Spaces Festival : Open Online Reading Group: bell hooks - Teaching to Transgress. Education as the Practice of Freedom

Das Projekt SAVEing SPACES - zu Kulturen des Lernens physischer, digitaler und sozialer Räume, testet das Format des Online Lesekreis und widmet sich der lehrenden Akademikerin, Autorin, Aktivistin und Filmemacherin bell hooks und ihren Texten im Sinne eines gemeinsamen Lernens. Wir lesen, diskutieren und teilen Perspektiven! Wir wollen den Lesekreis als gemeinsamen Raum für transdisziplinären, feministischen Austausch weiterführen und stellen uns im Rahmen des Claiming*Spaces Festivals außerdem den Fragen: Wie gestalten wir einen Lesekreis und welchen Texten wollen wir uns in Zukunft widmen? (Originaltext in English, Gespräch auf Deutsch und English) https://save-ing.space

Claiming*Spaces Festival : Presentation "Who Maintains the City? Work, Gender, Migration and the City."

Reproductive labor plays an important role for the city: our current life in the city is unthinkable without the cleaning of our houses, offices and streets, without the care work for elderly and sick inhabitants, or without childcare. The COVID-19 Pandemic gives center stage to this kind of labor and sheds light on its contradictions. It shows our society’s economic and existenital dependency on un- and underpaid reproductive labor; as well as the exploitative working conditions of this kind of work. Importantly, a large part of this, now called, essential work is mainly done by women and/ or migrants! In this seminar, we tried to understand the complex relations between reproductive labor in the city, gender and migration. We did so by investigating the different aspects relating to the topic and drawing connections between them. As part of the Claiming*Spaces Festival students will present their research on the topic.

Claiming*Spaces

Claiming*Spaces Festival : Lecture "A Space of Freedom – Imagining Architecture as a Feminist Intersectional Cultural Practice"

Architecture as both a professional and cultural practice is central to our imaginative and concrete relationship to space. But where can one find freedom within the spatial context of the contemporary city? Freedom to express one‘s self publicly and having the freedom of assembly are concepts linked to the ideal notion of public space as part of the public domain. The actual reality of public space is one of control, where the ideal of freedom of expression and assembly is often contested and is not a given for all. The idea of public space is an ongoing practice and social struggle in which many, who are not seen as normative have to carve out space for themselves, as became even more visible during the Covid-19 pandemic. The presence of highly particular voices connected to gender, race, class, and ability can no longer be seen as the confirmation of the premises and prejudices of the past, but exists as a reality of its own. This multiplicity of other is where new spatial languages and practices will redefine dominant architectural paradigms. How do we as architects arrive at a newfound set of values, knowledge and methodology to design actual spaces of freedom?

UCL

Gender and Infrastructure: Intersections between Postsocialist and Postcolonial Geographies

Gender and Infrastructure: Intersections between Postsocialist and Postcolonial Geographies investigates the relationship between gender, subjectivity and space, specifically the ways in which this is experienced and theorised in postsocialist and postcolonial contexts.

Parity Group ETHZ

Webseminar "Fair Salary – here’s how it works"

Zoom webinar; 15 min Break; Groups of 3 in Breakout Rooms. Limit to 30 participants, email parity@arch.ethz.ch if interested

DRAG lab

Book Club 1 - Drag Space

Book Club, Season Spring 2021 - Representation

Seven Questions Spring Season 2021

Wahlfach Fifty–Fifty : Gespräch

Ihr Forschungsschwerpunkt ist die Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Sie stellt in Ihrem Vortrag das von ihr und Heidi Witzig herausgegebene Grundlagenwerk «Frauengeschichte(n)» zur Geschichte der Frauen in der Schweiz vor.

Film screening "The devine Order" CH 2017, Petra Volpe (original language: Swiss-German/ subtitles: English)

In celebration of both international women’s day (08.03.2021) and the 50 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in Switzerland (07.02.2021), Equal! – The Office for Equal Opportunities and Diversity is screening three films. The film screenings will be concluded by a Q&A session with Dr Isabel Rohner, author and women’s movement expert. With these three films and the concluding Q&A session, we encourage all ETH members to reflect on the challenges of the past and the challenges that lie ahead, both in Switzerland and in society at large. Registered participants will receive a link to an online platform and a password on 26.02.21.

Wahlfach Fifty–Fifty: Vortrag «Frauengeschichte(n): 1980 - 1986 - 2001 - 2021 Ein feministisches Buchprojekt mit Breitenwirkung»

Ihr Forschungsschwerpunkt ist die Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Sie stellt in Ihrem Vortrag das von ihr und Heidi Witzig herausgegebene Grundlagenwerk «Frauengeschichte(n)» zur Geschichte der Frauen in der Schweiz vor.