Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Exhibit on view in the Kibel Gallery Sept. 25–Oct. 29, 2008
Open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Curator Lori Brown's gallery talk
Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for curator profile
Image: Jeff Gipson, feminist practices installation at the University of Maryland, 2008
While architecture schools are becoming increasingly diverse, both the ideas students are exposed to and the composition of the profession-at-large are still largely homogeneous. To change these realities, the feminist practices exhibition focuses on architects who use feminist methodologies in their research and design and create works to explore personally and regionally relevant problems pertaining to their environment.
The international commonalities and themes revealed by their works demonstrate how contemporary architectural practices are impacted by feminist research and design. This exhibition displays the great variety of project types and collaborations with clients in the field.
There is now a critical mass of diverse students in architecture schools, including the University of Maryland. Now is the time for future practitioners and clients to educate themselves on the possibilities for new design ideas and collaboration styles. This show provides a jumping-off point for students, professionals and the public to engage in a new architecture that embraces diversity.
The exhibit is on view in the Kibel Gallery September 22–October 24. The Gallery, located on the lower level of the Architecture Building, is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free. Click here for directions