Book Chapter

Anthologizing Post-Structuralism: Architecture, Écriture, Gender, and Subjectivity

Karen Burns

The Figure of Knowledge Conditioning Architectural Theory 1960s - 1990s | Leuven University Press | Published : 2020

Abstract

This essay examines the poststructuralist practice of experimental writing in architecture during the 1980s and 1990s. It argues that this practice was a significant mode for investigating the construction of subjectivity. The essay argues that the practice has been frequently misunderstood and marginalised as a feminist or feminine practice by architecture's gendered systems of archiving.