Infrastructural Love 19. Dezember 2022 | 11:00 Uhr - 12:30 Uhr
Hélène Frichot is professor of architecture and philosophy and director of the Bachelor of Design Program in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. She is the former director of the Critical Studies in Architecture program at the School of Architecture, KTH Stockholm. Drawing on the two disciplines in which she is trained, architecture and philosophy, her research fosters creative practice methodologies and develops concept-tools and theories that draw on feminist new materialism, the postuhumanities, environmental humanities and affect theory.
Architecture is, in many ways, preoccupied with habitation. That is as true for the construction of the built environment as it is for the subtle social structures that collaboratively enable our sustenance and well-being. But now with ecological disasters and fragile geopolitics pushing people and the systems that sustain them to the limits, the question of what it means for the planet to be habitable takes center stage. Included in this is what ecological boundaries enable living systems to survive on the planet but also the social and political systems that make these boundaries equitable and worthwhile. This mini-lecture series will address these issues of habitability as they are emerging today in spatial practice.