Meike Schalk (Anna Boyksen Fellow) “Rethinking Institutionalized Patterns”
Meike Schalk ( she/her) is an architect, associate professor in urban design and urban theory and docent in architecture at KTH School of Architecture. She is head of the doctoral program in Architecture, and the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Art, Technology and Design, a temporary collaboration with Konstfack - the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Currently, she is also an Anna Boyksen Fellow at the Technical University in Munich (2020-2022) exploring gender- and diversity-relevant themes in technosciences. Between 2011-2016, she was the programme director in Architecture of the cross-disciplinary and interdepartmental MSc programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design. Until recently, I served as external examiner for the MA program in Urban Design at Sheffield University, School of Architecture, 2016-2020. From 2015-2018, she was director of the Strong Research Environment: Architecture in Effect: Rethinking the Social. Since 2019, she is a member of the committee for artistic research at the Swedish Research Council.
Katarina Bonnevier (MYCKET) “Architecture as Drag”
Eric Robsky Huntley “Up, Down, Around: Figuring Perspectives for Feminist Pedagogy”
They are a Visiting Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Harvard GSD. They are also a Lecturer in Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT and a research fellow of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC).
Robsky Huntley is a GIScientist, geographer, and designer who builds mapping tools in collaboration with and alongside movements for social justice. They received an Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Grant in collaboration with Graphe, the Toronto-based Mining Injustice Solidarity Network, and Beyond Extraction to design citizen science workshops investigating the economic geography of the Canadian extractive industries. They hold a PhD in Geography from the University of Kentucky; a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Technology with a concentration in Media Arts and Engineering, also from Michigan. They are also co-director of Graphe, a collective of critical scholars, practitioners, and teachers who understand mapping as a political intervention and as a distinct mode of inquiry.
Afaina de Jong (AFARAI) “The Multiplicity of Other”
Afaina has worked for renowned international firms before establishing her own firm in 2005. With her creative studio AFARAI she works on the boundary of architecture and art. Her work is deeply connected to represent people and cultural movements that are not traditionally represented in architectural form. By using form languages, colors, patterns and narratives that are other, she works towards a more inclusive experience of space. Afaina is a contemporary thinker, keeping a pulse on the now while at the same time projecting a unique vision of the future. For Afaina it is important that architecture is not only perceived, but also experienced and interacted with. Her discourse is international and intersectional, connecting popular culture with architecture.
Afaina has been an active educator for years amongst others at the Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft, The Sandberg Institute, and ARTEZ and has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University GSAPP in New York, KTH in Stockholm and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Her design research The Multiplicity of Other is commissioned for the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2021.
Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski (WAI Think Tank) “Collective Forms of Care*”
Round Table – Tastemaking
Featuring: Meike Schalk + Katarina Bonnevier MYCKET + Cruz Garcia + Nathalie Frankowski + Els Silvrants-Barclay + Regine Keller + Dietrich Erben (tbc) + Marion Fonjallaz + Morgane Hofstetter + Dieter Dietz + Tom Emerson (tbc) + Leonie Wagner + Olga Cobuscean
Moderated by Vera Sacchetti
Round Table – Curriculum Change: Learning/Unlearning Taste
Featuring: Lisa Haber-Thomson + Jenny French + Afaina de Jong + Christian Kühn + Mo Hartmann + Bernadette Krejs + Eric Robsky Huntley + K. Michael Hays (tbc) + Shira
Grosman + Lauren Janko
Moderated by Marlene Wagner
Concluding Discussion – What’s good?
DRAG lab asks the Parity Group, Claiming*Spaces, Womxn in Design, and the Parity Board about their experiences of good practice in institutional activism.