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WGS Intellectual Forum: Meral Ekincioglu

Dr. Meral Ekincioglu, visiting scholar at the MIT HTC (2014-2016), will present "The Grand Flirtation: Feminist Operation of Architecture at Princeton University in the 1960s - the 1970s"

Focusing on some recent scholarly debates on feminist practice in architecture history and the crucial potential of inclusion, equity and diversity in architecture education, the profession and practice with a new urgency under the current political climate, in her presentation, she will examine the historical context of the admission of women architecture students to Princeton University, a historically masculine space known as the “Old-Boy’s School” and its early figures. Keeping the architecture’s ongoing struggles with diversity, equity and inclusion in spite of an explosion of scholarship on gender and race in this field in mind, she aims to invite to rethink about the importance of the feminist practice in the field as a way of critically constructing the knowledge of gender, race and ethnicity within a multiple perspective and how to integrate them into (global and multicultural) architecture history.

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