Mónica García Martínez, María Jesús Muñoz Pardo, Beatriz García Bustamante and the students in architecture,
Returning to a protohistory of feminist awareness, the students of the Universitat Politècnica de València are interested in inhabited places and territories, in the early days of Christianity, by women called ammas or ‘mothers of the desert’.
Based on the work of historian Gerda Lerner, the first academic to have adopted a feminist perspective in her research, they wanted to rise to the architectural challenge of a real or imaginary reconstruction of their environments.
Their sources of inspiration were literary, but also archaeological. Through traces of minimal architecture or cells in which the secluded – otherwise known as ‘immured women’ – voluntarily isolated themselves from society, the description of lives of hermit women at the heart of medieval cities is corroborated here.
Mónica García Martínez, María Jesús Muñoz Pardo, Beatriz García Bustamante and the students in architecture, Universitat Polytècnica de Valencia (Spain) Territorios violados. Cómo el futuro puede modificar el pasado, 2022 Courtesy Universitat Polytècnica de Valencia