Architecture FORUM Lecture Series featuring Leslie Kern

February 23, 2021
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.EST
Virtual event
A link to the presentation will be provided in the registration confirmation email

Lecture Title: Towards a Feminist Post-COVID City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World
together with Nicole Moyo, Catherin Bonier, Benjamin Gianni and the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects

Leslie Kern will discuss how the pandemic has highlighted long-standing inequalities in the design, use, and inclusivity of urban spaces. “As we grapple with the radical changes to our use of public space, the workplace, and the home, feminist insights challenge us to rethink the binaries and boundaries around which we’ve shaped our cities,” she writes. This talk will share some of the core principles behind a feminist urban vision to inform a wider vision of justice, equity, and sustainability.

Leslie Kern is the author of two books on gender and cities, including Feminist City: Claiming Space in Man-Made World (Verso). She holds a PhD in women’s studies from York University and is currently an associate professor of geography and environment and director of women’s and gender studies at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick.

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