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AHRA Thematic Reading Group: Situated Ecologies of Care

For PhD students and early career researchers

Wed 04 Oct—Wed 18 Oct 2023



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In anticipation of the upcoming (AHRA) international conference ‘Situated Ecologies of Care’, AHRA’s PhD Steering Group Representatives are excited to extend an invitation to a pre-conference reading group. This group will delve into the conference’s key concepts of ‘Care,’ ‘Situatedness,’ and ‘Ecologies’ through a curated selection of seminal texts that have helped shape the discussion around these concepts, along with texts from some of the conference’s keynote speakers. By mirroring the conference spirit, our reading group aspires to bring together PhD students and early career researchers, providing them with an opportunity for collaborative learning and networking within the intersecting discussions of architecture, humanities and ecologies. This initiative extends an open invitation, encouraging dialogue and critical engagement with the diverse perspectives that emerge from these transversals.


4/10/2023 / 16.00 - 19.00 (GMT+1): Exploring the concept of ‘Situatedness’

11/10/2023 / 16.00 - 19.00 (GMT+1): Exploring the concept of ‘Ecologies’

18/10/2023/16.00 - 19.00 (GMT+1): Exploring the concept of “Care”

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The number of participants is limited.

Programme Outline:

4/10/2023 / 16.00 - 19.00 (GMT+1): Exploring the concept of ‘Situatedness’


1. Haraway, Donna. 1988. “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective.” Feminist Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3. (Autumn, 1988), pp. 575-599.

2. Rendell, Jane. 2012. "Critical Spatial Practices: A Feminist Sketch of Some Modes and What Matters." Feminist Practices. pp. 17-55.

11/10/2023 / 16.00 - 19.00 (GMT+1): Exploring the concept of ‘Ecologies’


1. Guattari, Félix. 2014. The Three Ecologies. London: Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 27-35.

2. Frichot, Hélène. 2019. Creative Ecologies : Theorizing the Practice of Architecture. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts. pp. 55-78.

18/10/2023/16.00 - 19.00 (GMT+1): Exploring the concept of “Care”


1. Puig de la Bellacasa, Maria. 2017. “The Disruptive Thought of Care.” Matters of Care Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. pp. 1-24.

2. Krasny, Elke. 2019. “Architecture and Care.” Critical Care: Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet. Massachusetts: MIT Press. pp. 33-41.

Optional Further Reading List:

- Latour, Bruno. 2022. Face À Gaïa : Huit Conférences Sur Le Nouveau Régime Climatique. Paris: La Découverte.

- Morton, Timothy. 2019. Being Ecological . Massachusetts: MIT Press.

- Radman, Andrej. 2021. Ecologies of Architecture Essays on Territorialisation. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

- Simondon, Gilbert. 2014. ‘Trois perspectives pour une réflexion sur l’éthique et la technique (1983)’. In Sur la technique, 337–51. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

- Barad, Karen. 2007. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Durham: Duke University Press.

- Joan Tronto. "An ethic of care." Generations: Journal of the American society on Aging 22, no. 3 (1998): 15-20.

This reading group is curated and chaired by:

Soscha Monteiro, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

Khaoula Hannachi, University of Blida 1, I.A.U (Algeria)

Megan Brien, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (Ireland)

2023-2026 AHRA PhD Student Representatives