Dolores Hayden


Monday 9 May 2022, 6.30 p.m.
Online lecture, meeting ID : 646 5060 5823
Archizoom, SG building, EPFL, Live stream

On the occasion of the exhibition Do Not Carry Your Flag Too Low, Actions from Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative curated by Tiago P. Borges, Teresa Cheung and Silvia Groaz, Dolores Hayden will give a lecture on Domestic revolutions: then and now

Debates about caring work range from feminist campaigns for kitchenless houses and apartment hotels in the 19th century to contemporary demands for feminist housing policy and gender-neutral cities. Private or public, paid or unpaid, how has caring work evolved, and what does this labor mean for architecture and urban design?

Dolores Hayden, Professor of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studies Emerita at Yale University, writes about built environments and the politics of place. For over four decades, she has pioneered the study of vernacular buildings and urban landscapes to explore questions about gender, class, and race. Her award-winning books on the contested history of cities and suburbs include The Grand Domestic Revolution (MIT Press, 1981); Redesigning the American Dream (W.W. Norton, 1984, rev. ed. 2002); and Building Suburbia (Pantheon, 2003). Dolores Hayden is a former president of the Urban History Association and a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. She received her professional degree in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and taught at MIT, UCLA, and UC Berkeley before Yale. Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Radcliffe Institute, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford have supported her research.