Architectural preservation as taxidermy: Patriarchy and boredom

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Framed by this feminist approach and the increasing interest in the preservation of architecture, this paper connects Akeley’s hunting and taxidermic experimentations to the boredom of Theodore Roosevelt - the patron of the Museum who created territorial policies to establish national parks as a response to his suffering of the condition. Yet the same boredom is propounded as a creative force, capable of turning preservation into a critical act of inclusion, reconsidering its self-proclaimed altruism to surpass the pugnacious nostalgia shared with taxidermy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture and Feminisms
Subtitle of host publicationEcologies, Economies, Technologies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781351396219
ISBN (Print)9781138304871
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


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