21 October 2020, 12.30
This lecture draws on some of the speculative feminist gestures discussed in Creative Ecologies: Theorising the Practice of Architecture (2018) and How to Make Yourself a Feminist Design Power Tool (2016). The gestures of surveying, gleaning, and thinking, for instance, all describe material processes of making do, of following the materials of our environment-worlds. Entangled as we are in the midst of concatenating planetary crises, what everyday tactics of coping can we collaboratively foster as design thinkers and doers? Rather than seeking neat solutions, the challenge, as Donna Haraway and other thinkers for the environment have argued, is how to ‘stay with the trouble’ to live as best we can, to make do.