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Global Perspectives Seminar Series

Monday, 11 October, 2021

The Global Perspectives Seminar Series is an EDI initiative of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. The aim is to invite diverse voices who offer different perspectives on architecture, planning, landscape architecture, environmental policy and urban design.

The focus of this trimester’s seminars is on feminism and the built environment. We have invited a number of academics to discuss how a feminist lens provides different views of buildings and cities, while highlighting the complexities of the relationship between feminism and the built environment.

Please note both seminars will take place online.

Seminar 2: Feminisms and Cities

17th  November 2021

13:00-14:30 (GMT) 08:00 - 09:30 (EST)


  • Professor Suzanne Ewing (Professor of Architectural Criticism, University of Edinburgh)
  • Assoc Prof Yasminah Beebeejaun (Associate Professor of Urban Politics and Planning, The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London)
  • Dr Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi (Assistant Professor of Architecture, Barnard College, Columbia University)

Registration link: (opens in a new window)Seminar 2 Registration Link

About the speakers:

Suzanne Ewing is an architect and educator based at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA). Her work explores architecture’s disciplinary practices and formations of architectural culture. Publications include Architecture and Field/Work (2011), Visual Research Methods in Architecture (2021), Spaces of Tolerance (2021). She currently co-leads the Voices of Experience Project and Women Make Cities network which aim to build knowledge of women’s professional and other contributions to the built environment in Scotland.

Yasminah Beebeejaun is associate professor of urban politics and planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.  She is one of the founding editors of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City. Her work focuses on racial and ethnic inequalities in urban planning and the construction of racialized identities; feminist critiques of urban planning; the production of knowledge within public participation. She has held visiting fellowships at the University of Michigan, University of Illinois, Chicago, and the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.

Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi is an assistant professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, and a historian of architecture centering African and South Asian questions. She is writing two book manuscripts, Architecture of Migration: The Dadaab Refugee Camps and Humanitarian Settlement (Duke University Press, 2023) and Minnette de Silva and a Modern Architecture of the Past. She is the author of numerous articles and co-editor of the collections Feminist Architectural Histories of Migration (ABE, CCA, Aggregate) and Spatial Violence (Architectural Theory Review, Routledge). She directs the Columbia University Center for the Study of Social Difference working group Insurgent Domesticities.

Seminar 1: Feminisms and Buildings

20th October 2021

13:00-14:30 (IST) and 14:00-15:30 (CEST)


  • Dr Elizabeth Darling (Reader in Architectural History, Oxford Brookes University)
  • Dr Lucía C. Pérez Moreno (Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture, University of Zaragoza)

(opens in a new window)Link to Recording Seminar 1: Feminisms and Buildings

About the speakers:

Elizabeth Darling researches and publishes on gender, modernism and urban/social reform. In this work she has consistently sought to “see” the ways that women have made and re-made space. Publications include Re-forming Britain (2007), Women and the Making of Built Space in England (2007), and the SAHGB Colvin prize shortlisted, Suffragette City (2020) (co-edited with Nathaniel R Walker).

Lucía C. Pérez-Moreno is Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at the University of Zaragoza and Senior researcher at the Institute of Heritage and Humanities (IPH) of this university. She is currently in charge of a research project funded by the Spanish Government entitled (opens in a new window)Women in Spanish PostModern Architecture Culture,1965-2000. This project documents the contributions of women architects to the Spanish-built environment since the 1960s and analyses the difference of their female gaze. Her research team is formed of Researchers from eight Spanish universities. In total 24 researchers are involved in this project team. She is also a member of AMIT (Association of Women Researchers and Technologists), AECA (Spanish Association of Art Critics), PMAC (Platform of Women in Contemporary Art), and EAHN (European Architectural History Network).

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