Edit: Honey, I'm Home!
The floor plan of a typicalhouse can be read as a diagram of familial and gendered power relations throughthe simple demarcation of space. This spatialised diagram of power structureshas been naturalised to the point that it is rarely interrogated properly, andduplicated without concern for its contribution to the current housing andsocial crisis.
An ongoing research project, Honey I’m home questionsthe architectural qualities of domestic spaces through the critique of theirfoundations: the nuclear family.
The floor plan of a typical house can be read as a diagram of familial and gendered power relations through the simple demarcation of space. This spatialized diagram of power structures has been naturalized to the point that it is rarely interrogated properly, and duplicated without concern for its contribution to the current housing and social crisis.
An ongoing research project, Honey I’m home questions the architectural qualities of domestic spaces through the critique of their foundations: the nuclear family.
Edit is a group of womxn working collectively to challenge the enduring biases and hierarchies embedded in the built environment. The feminist design collective believes in full social, economic, and political equality for all and uses design as a tool to support more egalitarian interactions, both during the design process and as an outcome of the finished project.
In 2020 Edit was commissioned to design How we live now for the Barbican Centre. The exhibition showcases the work of Matrix Feminist Design Cooperative and it is due to open this spring. Edit’s proposal aims to address how an archive of feminist architectural artifacts can be displayed and disseminated in a feminist way, both through the design of the exhibition infrastructure as well as the graphic material.
This year Edit was also selected by the Future Architecture Platform for their call for ideas with the project Honey I’m Home. This ongoing research project, focusing on domestic design, explores how the layout and contents of our homes have the power to influence and maintain established gender and family roles.
As part of the same research project, Edit exhibited a fictional prototype for collectivizing domestic labor at the Oslo Architecture Triennale in 2019. As an alternative to the capitalist assumption that housework is most efficient when performed individually, the Gross Domestic Product is a device that can be used only by three people.
Members of Edit are:
Alberte Lauridsen, Alice Meyer, Hannah Rozenberg, Marianna Janowicz, Svitlana Lavrenchuk, Saijel Taank, Sophie Williams
The event will take part online via Zoom. Registration required, you can register here.
Entre Room 11
Entre Room Honey I'm Home