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Christine Bjerke

http://www.christinebjerke.com

Copenhagen, Denmark
Christine Bjerke is an architect based in Copenhagen. She holds a Diploma of Architecture from The Bartlett School of Architecture University College London (2013) and a Bachelors of Architecture from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture (2010). Her work speculates on the intersections of financial systems, gendered environments and architecture. In 2015 she co-founded the interdisciplinary collective In-Between Economies.

The FX Beauties


Domestic Life and Decentralized Networks

The FX Beauties


Domestic Life and Decentralized Networks
Challenge how we perceive contemporary discourse of gendered spaces and decentralized networks

In a neoliberal economy, the exchange of money represents a fluid infrastructure, which can appear impossible to grasp. Constituting itself in-between the non-physical and official sphere of money, the unofficial trading is rife with symbolic contradictions.

Described as amateur currency speculators, The FX Beauties are challenging the traditional position of Japanese women in an introverted country dominated by established conventions of gendered domesticity, hegemonic financial environments and historically-determined expectations for behavior.

The FX Beauties suggests an architecture that reflects and celebrates the shifting position of the women working within a self governed and decentralized network. With an anonymous role in a genderless system of constant fluctuation, the women question the limitations of the home. In the search for a potential higher return, they are reproducing their domestic realm by challenging the established link between capital and space.


The FX Beauties founder Yukiko Ikebe. Photo by Christine Bjerke

The architecture reflects the transitional position of the trading. Image by Christine Bjerke

The domestic economy changing from saving culture into investment culture. Image by Christine Bjerke

Oppositional gendered environments. Image by Christine Bjerke

Negotiating the limitations of the domestic. Image by Christine Bjerke

The FX Beauties


Domestic Life and Decentralized Networks

The FX Beauties


Domestic Life and Decentralized Networks
Challenge how we perceive contemporary discourse of gendered spaces and decentralized networks

In a neoliberal economy, the exchange of money represents a fluid infrastructure, which can appear impossible to grasp. Constituting itself in-between the non-physical and official sphere of money, the unofficial trading is rife with symbolic contradictions.

Described as amateur currency speculators, The FX Beauties are challenging the traditional position of Japanese women in an introverted country dominated by established conventions of gendered domesticity, hegemonic financial environments and historically-determined expectations for behavior.

The FX Beauties suggests an architecture that reflects and celebrates the shifting position of the women working within a self governed and decentralized network. With an anonymous role in a genderless system of constant fluctuation, the women question the limitations of the home. In the search for a potential higher return, they are reproducing their domestic realm by challenging the established link between capital and space.


The FX Beauties founder Yukiko Ikebe. Photo by Christine Bjerke

The architecture reflects the transitional position of the trading. Image by Christine Bjerke

The domestic economy changing from saving culture into investment culture. Image by Christine Bjerke

Oppositional gendered environments. Image by Christine Bjerke

Negotiating the limitations of the domestic. Image by Christine Bjerke


Idea by

Christine Bjerke
Copenhagen
Denmark
Christine Bjerke is an architect based in Copenhagen. She holds a Diploma of Architecture from The Bartlett School of Architecture University College London (2013) and a Bachelors of Architecture from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture (2010). Her work speculates on the intersections of financial systems, gendered environments and architecture. In 2015 she co-founded the interdisciplinary collective In-Between Economies.