A Conversation on Feminist Architecture, Migration, Borders, Space and more...
Join us for a feminist conversation between Aya Mumsar and Nishat Awan as they discuss their research on feminist architecture, migration, spatial representations, borders, and refugee camps as well as the ins and outs of a feminist PhD supervisory relationship and 'friendship'. How do research trajectories transform through feminist friendships, collaborations, supervisions? How can we think of “friendship” as feminist ethics of “supervision” in the institution?
Aya Mumsar is a [decolonial] feminist architect. Her research explores refugee camps’ spaces in Jordan. It investigates humanitarian NGOs' response by understanding the spatial configurations of the refugee camp environment. Aya is a PhD candidate at Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA) in the UK and a prospect assistant professor at the University of Petra in Jordan.
An architect by training, Nishat Awan's work explores migration and contemporary borders with a focus on their visual and spatial representation. Currently, she is leading the project, Topological Atlas, which aims to produce visual counter-geographies that might help support the fragile movements of migrants as they encounter the security apparatus of the border. She is senior lecturer in visual cultures at Goldsmiths.
Feminist Conversations is a series of events curated by the Centre for Feminist Research that makes space for collaborative, creative, and engaged discussions between feminist scholars, writers, thinkers, artists, activists, students, and teachers. The series centres feminists who are Black, Indigenous, and Women of Colour, Queer, Trans, Gender Non-BInary and Non-Conforming, Working Class, Dalit, Bahujan, Precarious, Disabled, and Doctoral Students.
The venue for this event is RHB 251 (Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths campus, New Cross). It is on the first floor, reachable through Stair D. Step-free and wheelchair accessible access is available through Lift 2 to Floor U1. The room will be scent-free and various lighting and seating options are available. There are gender-neutral bathrooms on the ground floor near Curzon Cinema. If there is anything we can do to make the room accessible or comfortable for you, please let us know by emailing email@example.com
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