Parity Jour Fixe No. 33 X Parity Front: Building Solidarity – Parity in Times of Crisis

Termin, Vortrag, Diskussion, Diversität |

“Radical feminist work around the world daily strengthens political solidarity between women beyond the boundaries of race/ ethnicity and nationality.” bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody.

On Tuesday 2nd of July, TUM Parity Jour Fixe X Parity Front will host a day gathering dedicated to fostering solidarity among groups of students and faculty engaged or interested in topics of equity, gender, queerness, and diversity within the architecture community.
Diversity work stays– even if it is institutionally embraced – under pressure and scrutiny, not least when it tries to meet the challenge of vocalizing the needs of a heterogenous intersectional collective.
Hosted by Parity Jour Fixe at the Department of Architecture of the TUM School of Engineering and Design and supported by the Parity Front, this gathering intends to restore force by building solidarity among those engaged in DI activities—students, faculty, and activists, by bringing us together. Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops, participants will exchange and explore effective ways to support each other, address current challenges, such as internal conflict and mental health, and seek to promote inclusive intersectional practices, with room to build up networks of solidarity to discuss and develop strategies for healing, practicing dissent, and advocating for parity and diversity. The gathering aims to consolidate and nurture a resilient network committed to transformative change in architecture education and beyond.

Workshop spots are limited—reach out if you are a student active in parity/diversity work and want to join: gender.arc(a) 
The evening keynote by Abdé Batchati at 6 pm and following apero are open for all!

Abdé Batchati (she/her) has studied architecture at TU Munich and the Porto School of Architecture. She is a spatial practitioner, and currently a master’s student of architecture and student assistant for teaching at the Habitat Unit at TU Berlin. She focuses on emancipatory and intersectional feminist approaches in design, architecture & spacemaking, critically examining the entanglements of architecture with climate destruction, coloniality, and social damage. She is passionate about community-based and self-governed systems, strives to practice solidarity in her daily life, and is involved in various activist groups concerned with intersectional justice. As part of the collective Matri-Archi(Tecture), she co-developed the spatial installation ‘Homeplace. A Love Letter,’ exhibited from December 2023 to March 2024 at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, which offered a site for critical reflections on the spatiality of dwelling, questions of belonging, commonalities, and imaginations of home otherwise.

Parity Jour Fixe No. 33 X Parity Front is organized by Sophie Lin, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Eduarda Poubel, Sophia Pritscher, Gabrielle Schaad and Daniel Zwangsleitner.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Workshop: 13:30-17:30 p.m. | Keynote: 18:00 p.m.

Workshop: Venture Lab Built Environment | Keynote: Vorhoelzer Forum 
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Arcisstraße 21, 80333 München