Conference – La Flâneuse and the Modern City
Time & Location
Join us for an online conference to examine the relations between the modern city and the women who conceived, planned, designed, initiated and often also financed it. The figure of la Flâneuse (the female wanderer) represents a change in the status of women that began in the 20th century, after long periods in which they did not have equal rights concerning action and visibility in the urban space, which was largely defined as masculine. In the conference we will move between periods, cities and continents to examine the challenges these cities presented and the hopes they raised among women who led active lives in them. Three international scholars were invited to address this topic.
The conference is in English.
8 p.m. Greetings and introduction – Arch. Sabrina Cegla, exhibition curator
8.10 p.m. The Flâneuse and the Architektin: Contradictory Models of Female Modernity? – Prof. Despina Stratigakos
8.30 p.m. Women Architects and Women’s organizations in Mandatory Palestine – Dr. Sigal Davidi
8.50 p.m. The Flâneuse at Mid-century: Simone de Beauvoir’s City – Prof. emerita Mary Pepchinski
9.10 p.m. Discussion and Q&A with the conference participants, the artists, and the audience
9.30 p.m. Closing words
The conference, which is dedicated to the interaction between the female wanderer and the modern city is part of the discourse on the exhibition La Flâneuse by the artist Nelly Agassi and the animator Maya Raviv curated by Sabrina Cegla currently on show at the Liebling Haus project room. In the exhibition, La Flâneuse seeks to decipher the changing city as if it were a fabric: assuming and abstracting its buildings as if they were dresses, wishing to reappropriate it through means considered feminine. Agassi and Raviv offer a new relationship between La Flâneuse and the city by evoking forgotten visions, activities and the female presence in Tel Aviv’s urban space.
For the full program and further information on the speakers click here