Neuter Gender Space

written by Alan Kostrenčić


A child has three teachers:
first, other children
second, a teacher,
and third, space.[1]



With the development of so-called women’s studies, in women’s/feminist writing within philosophical discourse, from Simone de Beauvoir and Julia Kristeva to, especially, more recent female authors who are active in the context of post-structuralistic ideas, the term gender space started to emerge. In the context of theory of architecture, significant figures are Luce Irigaray, French, and Elizabeth Grosz, Australian, who, in one way or another, deal with determination of space according to gender/sex.


[1] A Swedish proverb, I thank Andrej Radman for lending me the quotation.