"Sex and Genders in the City:" Art Students Meet Applied Sociology

Friday, 20 July 2018: 18:15
Oral Presentation
Daniela JAUK, University of Graz, Austria
In this presentation I share experiences, visual material and reflections from a class I team-taught with an artist-architect at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2016. We designed our interdisciplinary learning space around Aspern, a new urban district that is being built from scratch in Vienna, Austria. It offers opportunities but also challenges in terms of Gender Mainstreaming in urban space. We used the method of “collective mapping” (iconoclasticas) to research the area and were working with community contacts throughout the semester to explore implications for sexes and genders in this particular city part. The result of the class was temporary site-specific art which is a form of applied sociological approach.