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Jane Rendell



Professor Jane Rendell (BA, DipArch, MSc, PhD) is an academic and writer. She trained and practiced as an architectural designer, before studying for her MSc and PhD in feminist architectural history. Her inter- and trans-disciplinary work, through which she has developed concepts of ‘critical spatial practice’ and ‘site-writing’, crosses architecture, art, feminism, history and psychoanalysis. Her books include Site-Writing (2010), Art and Architecture (2006), and The Pursuit of Pleasure (2002), and co-edited collections like Pattern (2007), Critical Architecture (2007), Spatial Imagination (2005), The Unknown City (2001), Intersections (2000), Gender, Space, Architecture (1999) and Strangely Familiar (1995). Recent texts have been commissioned by Jasmina Cibic, Apollonia Susteric and transparadiso, FRAC Centre, Orléans, and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, and her new book concerning transitional spaces in architecture and psychoanalysis will be published in 2016. She is Professor of Architecture and Art at the Bartlett, UCL.