How to Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool
AADR & Spurbuchverlag, 2016
Set amidst the experimental ecology of practices that supports feminist thinking and doing in architecture, this small book outlines an instruction guide that presents six provocative steps toward the invention of productive concept-tools. It invites readers to explore creative and messy methodologies that combine an aesthetics with a practical ethics. Frichot encourages us to think and do architecture in ways that challenge a dogmatic status quo that celebrates major figures, while overlooking the care and labour of minor figures and practices.
Hélène Frichot (PhD) is Associate Professor and Docent in Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm; she is the director of research training and leads the research and teaching division Critical Studies in Architecture. Frichot co-curated the Architecture+Philosophy public lecture series in Melbourne, Australia (2005-2014) and is co- convener of numerous conferences on alternative practices, feminism, theory and criticality in architecture.