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Woodbury College Hosts a Discussion on Womanhouse and WomEnhouse: A 20-Year Perspective on Feminism and Architecture
February 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
45 years ago, from January 30 to February 28, 1972, Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro organized a feminist art installation and performance space called Womanhouse, located in an abandoned Victorian house near CalArts. 20 years ago a group of 24 female artists, architects, poets, art historians, and cultural theorists derived inspiration from Womanhouse in their design of a collaborative, multi-authored website that explores the politics of domesticity and gender relations through virtual “rooms” and conceptual domestic “spaces.” WomEnhouse proposed that, just as the domestic sphere is no longer separated from the public world of capital, so too the “feminine” (and feminism) must expand into a cyberpolitics that addresses the multivalent vicissitudes of identity formation and domesticity at the turn of the millennium.
Founding members of WomEnhouse, Annie Chu, Christina Magar, and Pat Morton, will discuss the past, present, and future of the ideological and symbolic conflation of women and houses through the formative lens of this groundbreaking website. With an estimated 750,000 people attending the Los Angeles Women’s March on January 21, 2017, and recent publications concerning the absence of women in architecture, questions surrounding female bodies in public space are as relevant to address on February 3, 2017 as they were on January 30, 1972. Come and participate in this timely discussion!
Seating is limited, so please RSVP here. Free Valet parking is available in the lot located at Venice Boulevard and Helms Avenue.
You can read more about the event here!https://woodbury.edu/womanhouse-and-womenhouse/