PRAXXIS is a feminist teaching and research atelier in both BA3 and MArch pursuing pedagogy and research within, and through, feminist architectural theory and practice. We ask students to explore feminist strategies and tactics to move our discipline towards a fairer and more equal society. PRAXXIS encourages robust and open discussions, and we are interested in projects which are both personal and political. Our overarching aim is to create places that can be shared by all.
“A Feminist School of…”
This year we have challenged the students to construct their own agenda and develop forms of practice whose aim is not just a building but a tool to transform the social, political and economic conditions of a place by exploring spaces of learning. In response to a site adjacent to the historically significant building of The Pankhurst Centre, they have designed places where learning never stops, where knowledge can pass across and between generations as a life-long process and links to learning for future generations.
As well as taking a place-based approach each School is socially motivated and responds to a contemporary feminist agenda/issue, the areas spatial issues as well as each student’s individual understanding of ‘feminisms’. Projects considered an interconnected list of protected characteristics and other marginalisations and the complexity of feminisms and equity made for intricate and exciting research-by-design projects.
- A Feminist School of Choice
- A Feminist School of Community
- A Feminist School of Decolonised Families
- A Feminist School of Ecology
- A Feminist School of Fashion Reform
- A Feminist School of Integration
- A Feminist School of Intercultural Communication
- A Feminist School of Literature
- A Feminist School of Masculinity
- A Feminist School of Musicianship
- A Feminist School of Parenting
- A Feminist School of Reform
- A Feminist School of Freedom of Substance
- A Feminist School of Sexuality
- A Feminist School of Skills
- A Feminist School of Urban Recapture
- A Feminist School of Women Artists
- A Feminist Archive of Hidden Herstories