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A City of Our Own: Urban Feminism for the 99% (2020)
Failed Architecture special series
Joanna Parker, Remy Carreiro, Jess Meyers. Chiara Dorbolò and René Boer (ed., on behalf of all 24 Failed Architecture editors)

In 2019, Failed Architecture launched a call for articles for a special series called “A City of Our Own: Urban Feminism for the 99%”.This project seeks to advance discourse on feminist spatial criticism by shifting focus to the urban rather than the domestic scale. Failed Architecture wants to explore how cities perpetuate traditional gender roles, and what opportunities they offer to subvert them. Drawing on the urgent arguments of the Feminism for the 99% movement, the scope of the series is not limited to traditional “women’s issues” but includes a broad investigation of how cities foster inequality between different segments of society. The call received around 50 proposals, among which a selection was made according to Failed Architecture’s financial and editorial resources. So far, three pieces have been published: “Architecture is Yet to Come to Terms with Trans Bodies” by Joanna Parker; “Claiming Cinematic Space: Agnès Varda’s Pioneering Take on Women’s Urban Experience” by Remy Carreiro; and “How More Security Makes Women and Queer People Feel Less Safe” by Jess Myers. Five more will be published over the next couple of months, and in a few days, a podcast will be released about the series as a whole. In the future, Failed Architecture would like to collect all articles within the series in a printed thematic publication. The New Generation Festival would allow the series to reach a broader audience, and Failed Architecture to continue to shift perspectives on architecture and the city.

 

Bios Failed Architecture is an online research platform that since 2011 investigates the meaning of architecture in contemporary society, with contributions from an international network of authors. Chiara Dorbolò (curator of the series) is an architect, writer, and editor. A graduate of La Sapienza and the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, she collaborates with Failed Architecture since 2017. In 2020, her work was awarded financial support by the Creative Industries Fund NL. At the moment, the authors who contributed to this series are Joanna Parker, Remy Carreiro, Jess Myers, and Yusra Alvi. More contributions will be published over the next few months.

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Title A City of Our Own: Urban Feminism for the 99% (Failed Architecture Series)
Authors Joanna Parker, Remy Carreiro, Jess Meyers
Editors Chiara Dorbolò and René Boer (on behalf of all 24 Failed Architecture editors)