Digital Evening Lecture: FEMINIST SENSING TO LAND IN AEROPOLIS by Nerea Calvillo

The lecture is part of Module 4 THEORETICAL POSITIONING – NEW MATERIALISMS (part one) of the doctoral program „Approaching research practice in architecture 2“.

Nerea Calvillo will present her project Aeropolis, followed by a conversation and Q+A.

Aeropolis is a conceptual, methodological and discursive framework to think about air pollution as a material, situated, embodied and socio-technical assemblage. Drawing on feminist and queer literature, the concept of “attuned sensing” challenges what counts as evidence in toxic regimes, who does the sensing and what exactly is being sensed. “Attuned sensing” will be put to work through experimental interventions developed at C+ arquitectas and the collaborative project In The Air, to multiply the spaces of intervention in and within our polluted world.

Nerea Calvillo is an associate professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. Her research explores the material, technological, political and social dimensions of environmental pollution at the intersection between architecture, feminist studies of technoscience, new materialisms and queer political ecologies. Calvillo established the architecture firm C+arquitectas, based in Madrid and London, and initiated in 2008 the collaborative research project In the Air, to explore different forms of sensing air pollution. Her work has been published and exhibited in international venues, like the Royal Academy of Arts (UK), Canadian Centre for Architecture (CA), Laboral Centro de Arte y Produccion Industrial (SP) or the Contemporary Art Museum of Santiago de Chile (CH). Calvillo is currently working on the manuscript of Aeropolis. Read more:

The evening will be convened by Meike Schalk (KTH&TUM), Torsten Lange (TUM), Elena Markus (TUM), Andreas Putz(TUM) and Karin Reisinger (KTH).

09.03.2022, 16h CET

Online: Zoom
Meeting-ID: 628 1807 8424
Pass code: 656051

The event is part of the activities of the BauHow5 Alliance and supported by the Anna Boyksen Fellowship and ARI Seed Fund.