Fabrication and Ms Conduct: Scrutinising Practice Through Feminist Theory

Ruth Morrow, Patricia Belford

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    This paper describes a collaborative practice, between an architect (the author) and a textile designer; its outcomes and the critical theoretical and feminist contexts from which the practice evolved and to which it still responds. The practice advocates the interweaving of more than the yarns, material and cultures on which it is physically based, but also the intertwining of theory and technology as a means to advance architectural practice. This is done in response to Ahrentzen’s charge to feminist scholars and practitioners to ‘embrace not only the abstract conceptual nature of much postmodernist theorizing but also that derived from the serious “hanging out”, looking at, listening to, scrutinising and theorizing lived experiences of the everyday’, in this instance the everyday practice of combining concrete and textiles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)399-415
    Number of pages17
    JournalArchitectural Theory Review
    Issue number2-3
    Early online date28 Nov 2012
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2012


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