Feminist Housing (Her)Stories for the Future. Berlin, Bauhaus and Beyond
Part II: A Feminist Perspective for Berlin Today! What Could a Non-Sexist City Look Like?*
The series Feminist Housing (Her)Stories for the Future. BERLIN, BAUHAUS and BEYOND deals with feminist approaches, discussions and practices in architecture, as well as spatial and urban planning, in which gender relations become visible as diverse asymmetrical ideas of living, relationships and professional life. Starting from the pioneers of architecture in the 1920s (focus of the first part in autumn 2019), the second part will discuss the impacts of the second women’s movement on architecture, living, housing and activism to the present in a contradictory globalized economy, presenting feminist and inclusive alternatives for the future.
A Feminist Perspective for Berlin Today! What Could a Non-Sexist City Look Like?
22.8.-19.9.2020 // Wed.-Sat. // 16:00-19:00
Opening: 21.8.2020 // 19:00
& DJ T-INA Darling
With contributions from fem_arc, Sarah Held, Elke Krasny & Sophie Lingg & Claudia Lomoschitz, Dorothea Nold, Banu Çiçek Tülü, Lena Wegmann & Tabea Latocha and Ina Wudtke, the exhibition is dedicated to urban and spatial concepts from a feminist perspective in installations, photographs, sound and text works. The works address current urban and social imbalances and develop feminist visions of urban politics for a future free of discrimination. By means of mapping, the works are situated in the urban environment of Berlin in collaboration with the Chair for Urban Design and Urbanization at TU Berlin’s Institute for Architecture.
On the evening of the opening, DJ T-INA Darling aka Ina Wudtke presents a conceptual DJ Set with protest songs against rising rents and displacement.
Girl Gangs over Berlin
Workshop with Sarah Held
14.3.2020 // 12:00-15:00 &
15.3.2020 // 12:00-18:00
In a two-day workshop, artistic interventions in urban space will make a symbol against everyday sexism and sexual violence. Larger than life girl gang cut-ups of the participants will make discrimination and assaults visible in public space and will also situated in the exhibition space through the mapping. The workshop is aimed at women or people who identify or are read as women (regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth). Register via email@example.com.
Mapping- and Research Seminar
17.8.-20.8.2020 // Kick-Off: 17.8.2020 // 10:00
What does the feminist appropriation of (urban)space mean for a critical planning practice? Which roles do women play in architecture, planning, and urban policy? Students grapple with the exhibited artistic positions on feminist spaces, practices, and visions in architecture and social planning in the exhibition “A feminist perspective for Berlin today! What could a non-sexist city look like?” A cartographic spatial installation is created by means of spatial analysis and artistic and social research methods that situate the positions in Berlin’s urban space.
FEMINIST NIGHT SCAPES
A Manifest for the night. Collective Nightwalk with Elke Krasny, Sophie Lingg, Claudia Lomoschitz
Thursday- to Friday night 27.3.2020 // 2:00-4:00
FLINT groups parade through the night in a feminist city. They discover places, sing, perform scores, stroll, drink on the corner, and support one another. The feminist city makes it possible for all bodies and genders to move freely. How can this be tested in the actual city?
meeting point: Aral Tankstelle, Vor dem Schlesischen Tor, 10997 Berlin.
Kreuzberger Mieter*innenproteste damals und heute
Movie Screenings and Talk with the filmmakers Cristina Perincioli and Angelika Levi (in German)
4.9.2020 // 19:00
Kreuzberg gehört uns (BRD 1972, 20 min.)
Regie: Sigrid Fronius, Klaus Bartels, Cristina Perincioli
Miete Essen Seele auf (D 2015, 55,15 min.)
Regie: Angelika Levi
Following the film screening, a conversation with the filmmakers Cristina Perincioli and Angelika Levi will take place that focuses on precarious housing and living conditions in past and present Berlin-Kreuzberg as well as the resulting rental protests from a gender-critical and migration-political perspective on the restructuring of the city and housing.
(In German language)
5.9.2020 // 16:00-21:00
The symposium brings together practitioners and theorists who address emancipatory projects in architecture, urban planning, and urban sociology in different ways. An interdisciplinary and cross-generational exchange should demonstrate possible answers to questions regarding a feminist and non-sexist city.
Bettina Barthel (Sozialwissenschaftlerin, TU Berlin): “There is No Outside.” – Gender Relations in Communal Living
Dr. Katarina Bonnevier (Architect SAR, founding member of the Architecture, Design and Art Collective MYCKET, Sweden): Touching Architecture or, “hand in glove”
Roberta Burghardt (Architektin, coop-disco): Architecture as Partner
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Dörhöfer (Architektin und Stadtplanerin): “Social Housing“ – Feminist Critique and Demands of the 70s and 80s
Nanni Grau (Architektin, Hütten und Paläste): Urban Biotopes – Spaces of Emancipatory Negotiation
Dr. Meike Schalk (Architektin, Professorin in Städtebau und urbaner Theorie, KTH School of Architecture Stockholm): Feminist (Working)Environments in Architecture – Historic, Contemporary, and Future Forms of Organization
Moderation: Caroline Rosenthal (Mietshäuser Syndikat und Netzwerk Immovilien)
In German Language
How can we collectively experience feminist spatial practices despite physical distance?
City Walk, moderated by fem_arc
September 2020 // Meeting Point and time will be announced here www.galeriefutura.de
In a walk guided by binaural sound recordings, listeners* are enabled to experience emancipatory practices and spaces together with different narrative characters. Narrative figure O tells of an experience in Hong Kong, where a group of domestic servants have a large picnic every Sunday in the middle of the mall, appropriating the public ground between expensive boutiques. Narrative figure K tells of the performative self-experiment as a woman standing alone on the sidewalk for 45 minutes, seemingly without any task. The narrated spaces and situations resonate in the experienced space. Could this also happen here and now and what would that be like?
Feminist Housing (Her)stories for the future. BERLIN, BAUHAUS and BEYOND was initiated and conceived by Felicita Reuschling and developed in curatorial collaboration with Katharina Koch and Sylvia Sadzinski (alpha nova & galerie futura). The second part takes place in cooperation with Anna Heilgemeir, Dagmar Pelger und Martha Wegewitz (Chair for Urban Design and Urbanisation CUD am Institut für Architektur der Technische Universität Berlin) and Helle Panke e.V.. Felicita Reuschling passed away in June 2019. The series, of which she was the decisive inspiration for ideas and themes, will be realized and continued in her spirit and in memory of her as a friend, colleague and ingenious feminist thinker and practitioner.
*Felicita Reuschling in sub urban, Bd.5 Nr.3 (2017)