Altering Practices

Feminist Politics and Poetics of Space


This collection of essays addresses and defines the state of contemporary theories and practices of space: it is concerned with the growing importance of technology and communications, the effects of globalization and the change of social demands. Within the current urban and geopolitical contexts, it addresses the emergence of new social and political theories that raise questions of identity and difference in modern society. The book reiterates feminist concerns with space from the critical stance of the new millennium.

With contributions from the leading theorists and thinkers from around the world representing the fields of architecture, art, philosophy and gender studies, this book has a truly international and interdisciplinary reach.

  • Taylor and Francis; February 2007
  • ISBN 9781134325337
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Altering Practices
  • Author: Doina Petrescu (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

'Engaging and informative for anyone interested in the topics of feminist architecture, the social production space, and the processes of place-making.'Cities


'An interdisciplinary discourse on an important topic, the book will encourage readers to move beyond their scope of interest and delve into the perspective of others.'Cities

About The Author

Doina Petrescu is lecturer in architecture at the University of Sheffield. She has written, lectured and practised individually and collectively on issues of gender, technology, (geo)politics and poetics of space. She is co-editor of Architecture and Participation (London: Routledge, 2005).