“A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective.”
In architecture and spatial practices, feminist, queer, intersectional collectives have been gaining more and more visibility in the past decades.
How have these groups emerged, what are their agendas and motivations, and how do they harness the power of the collective to deconstruct oppressive structures? With a roundtable gathering voices coming from various corners of spatial disciplines and activism, the conversation will aim at addressing with honesty the challenges and chances that collective work bring along. We will tackle organisation and camaraderie, strategies and action planning, cohesion and longevity- questions inherent to jointly-accomplished work and group structures, as well as discuss obstacles—cooptation, instrumentalization and optical recognition among others. We also hope to see how we can learn from the radical agendas and tools brought to the table, from empowerment via self-building, to housing collectives and policy change, to political engagement in queer communities, to institutional activism and feminist work groups. We hope to outline why collectives are forces to recon with, and how these converge toward dismantling unjust conditions within the built environment at large.
with Hanna Asefaw (Reduser Husleia), Carina Guedes de Mendonça (Arquiterura na periferia), Nancy Naser El Din (activist & architect), Francesca Perani (Rebelarchittete), and Amy Perkins (Parity Group/ Assemble); moderated and organised by Charlotte Malterre-Barthes (Parity Front/ Harvard GSD).
Convergenza di forze: il potere dell’impegno collettivo nell’architettura “Un collettivo è un gruppo di entità che condividono o sono motivate da almeno un problema o interesse comune, o lavorano insieme per raggiungere un obiettivo comune.” In architettura, i collettivi femministi, queer e intersezionali hanno acquisito sempre più visibilità negli ultimi decenni. Come sono emersi questi gruppi, quali sono i loro programmi e le loro motivazioni e come sfruttano il potere del collettivo per decostruire le strutture oppressive?