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Faculty Friday: Sandra Staub – Fragmented Realities

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
Stuckeman Jury Space

On Friday February 23rd at noon, Sandra Staub, associate professor, Penn State, will present a talk titled: "Fragmented Realities: The Politics of Gender in Architectural Theory."

Architecture and the built environment are usually presented as gender neutral. This neutrality is misleading, however: while women make up over fifty per cent of the world’s population, in both theorizing and building modern societies, spatial development largely ignores gender-based experience in the perception and use of built space.This talk explores the discussion of modernity, space and gender; examining how theories of modernity have largely erased women’s agency in shaping the built environment and how by accepting “fragmented realities”, we can more fully understand the role of space and gender as they relate to the development of architecture and urban and rural landscapes.