Lectures by Huda Tayob and Marie-Louise Richards

Architectural Wor(l)ds within the Undercommons

06.04.2023, 13:00 → 06.04.2023, 15:30 (Design in Dialogue Lab, ONA ground floor)

Huda Tayob is a South African architectural historian and theorist. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Manchester, and has previously taught at the University of Cape Town, the University of Johannesburg and the Bartlett School of Architecture. Her research focuses on minor, migrant and subaltern architectures, architectural ghost stories and other archival silences. She is co-curator of the open access curriculum Racespacearchitecture.org, and co-curator of the digital exhibition, Archive of Forgetfulness.

Marie-Louise Richards is an architect, lecturer, and researcher at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her work explores invisibility as embodiment, a critical strategy, and a spatial category through methods of architectural and artistic practice, curatorial practice, and writing. Current work seeks to interrogate the Swedish Welfare State, colonial narratives, and the relationships of race and space. Reimagining the discipline, practice and history of architecture, through citational practices, queer, black feminist and decolonial methodologies, theories and approaches. She is part of the collaborative research project Spaces of Care, Disobedience and Desire: Tactics of Minority Space-Making with Natália Rebelo and Rado Ištok.

Huda will join us via zoom (link here

These lectures take place in the framework of the seminar Architectural Wor(l)ds within the Undercommons.

In this seminar, we read, walk and think in the presence of the ‘words making worlds’ that Fred Moten & Stefano Harney elaborate in The Undercommons: Black Study and Fugitive Planning (2013). We use them as cues to look at spaces otherwise: spaces creating worlds driven by a desire to live, dwell, survive and dream, anchored on multiple bodies, experiences and ontologies. Through this we engage with questions on authorship, togetherness, difference and the ‘other’ in spatial practice today.

More information on this seminar can be found here.