Panel Session: Planning for Gender – Perspectives on Urban Development

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This is a live blog entry by guest author, Amanda Martin, who is studying urban planning at MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning. The panel is part of the 2011 Graduate Consortium of… Continue reading

Panel Session: Empowerment Architecture

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This is a live blog entry by resident pluralist, Sarah Nusser. The panel is part of the 2011 Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies conference on Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces in Cambridge, MA.… Continue reading

Day Two: Gender, Sexuality, Urban Spaces at MIT

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We’re back for a jam-packed Day 2 of the Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces conference, put on by the Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies in the Boston-metro area.  Over 250 people registered for… Continue reading

Keynote Address: “Queerying Identity: The Tyranny of Gendered Planning”

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This is a live blog entry by guest author, Amanda Martin, who is studying urban planning at MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning. The keynote address is part of the 2011 Graduate Consortium… Continue reading

A Live Blogging Weekend: The Gender, Sexuality and Urban Spaces Conference

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A team of PT writers and guest bloggers will be on the campus of MIT – starting tonight! – to blog in real time the Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies conference on Gender,… Continue reading

Lessons from the City of Lakes: Thoughts on Gender Imbalance in Cycling

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This article is part of a series on alternative transportation and culture and is being cross-posted at the Asakura Robinson blog, where the author of this entry is employed. I recently stumbled across… Continue reading

First Encounters

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This piece is a submission from guest author and poet, Silish Yigebru. Born and raised in the rural Yifat region of Ethiopia, Silish often reflects on the stark contrast between the life she… Continue reading

Inception: The City of Dreams

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This article is part of a series on representations of the city in film in 2010. Even before Inception was released, a number of architecture blogs, including one of my favorites, BLDG BLOG,… Continue reading

Check out the upcoming Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces Conference Mar. 11-13!

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MIT’s Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies has put together a stellar lineup for the Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces Conference, March 11-13 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The conference is *free* and *registration is required*. Find… Continue reading

Join the Conversation

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One of our goals at Plurale Tantum is to spark ongoing conversations on the issues we bring up. Right now, there are three great ways to join the conversation: posting comments on the… Continue reading

Biking Advocacy and Race: Where’s the Disconnect?

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This article is part of a series on alternative transportation and culture. Walking and biking advocates of late have been perplexed as to why their efforts do not attract people of color. If… Continue reading

Hide/Seek in the City: Reflections on the NPG Exhibit

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Last weekend marked the final days of the National Portrait Gallery’s monumental exhibit, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.  Monumental, because in 2010, it became the first exhibit in a major American… Continue reading