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Virginia Black, Gabrielle Printz, Rosana Elkhatib

feminist architecture collaborative

http://f-architecture.com

1002 Bushwick Avenue, New York, United States of America
feminist architecture collaborative is a three-woman architectural research enterprise aimed at disentangling the contemporary spatial politics and technological appearances of bodies, intimately and globally. Their projects traverse theoretical and activist registers to locate new forms of architectural work through critical relationships with collaborators across the globe. Current projects are located in New York City, on the US-Mexico border, in the Amazon of Ecuador and in the MENA region.

Hymenoplastic Futures


architectures intimate and out of control

Hymenoplastic Futures


architectures intimate and out of control
Multiscalar bodily architectures exceed the limits of gender and power towards their own futures.
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In a future less speculative than becoming-real, we imagine, design and construct supra-natural body-architectures, drawing the conditions necessary to manufacture, wear and deploy them. Operating on the hymen’s material semiotic register, we envision new hymenoplastic forms to displace and reclaim sexuality as a set of self-authoring maneuvers.
Today, women choose or are compelled to simulate virginity, a concept still secured by the form of the hymen. These performances in body are enabled by temporary and permanent measures: prosthetic artifacts manufactured in discrete markets, operating rooms and private homes, architectures which share in the cultural production of virginity and its commodity forms.
Expounding on current discourse surrounding the role of the built environment in shaping subjects, culture and politics, architecture is understood as the confluence of the technological, social and economic—an organizing force in a constellation of produced and productive objects.

Hymenoplastic Futures


architectures intimate and out of control

Hymenoplastic Futures


architectures intimate and out of control
Multiscalar bodily architectures exceed the limits of gender and power towards their own futures.
File under

In a future less speculative than becoming-real, we imagine, design and construct supra-natural body-architectures, drawing the conditions necessary to manufacture, wear and deploy them. Operating on the hymen’s material semiotic register, we envision new hymenoplastic forms to displace and reclaim sexuality as a set of self-authoring maneuvers.
Today, women choose or are compelled to simulate virginity, a concept still secured by the form of the hymen. These performances in body are enabled by temporary and permanent measures: prosthetic artifacts manufactured in discrete markets, operating rooms and private homes, architectures which share in the cultural production of virginity and its commodity forms.
Expounding on current discourse surrounding the role of the built environment in shaping subjects, culture and politics, architecture is understood as the confluence of the technological, social and economic—an organizing force in a constellation of produced and productive objects.


Idea by

Virginia Black, Gabrielle Printz, Rosana Elkhatib
feminist architecture collaborative
1002 Bushwick Avenue
New York
United States of America
feminist architecture collaborative is a three-woman architectural research enterprise aimed at disentangling the contemporary spatial politics and technological appearances of bodies, intimately and globally. Their projects traverse theoretical and activist registers to locate new forms of architectural work through critical relationships with collaborators across the globe. Current projects are located in New York City, on the US-Mexico border, in the Amazon of Ecuador and in the MENA region.