An experimental publication accompanying the installation How We Live Now: Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative.
Who is excluded from our designed environment and what effect does this have on the communities who live there?
Revealing Objects uses the work of the Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative as a jumping-off point to both explore and challenge the assumptions about gender, class, sexuality, race and disability that are made in the design of our buildings and cities.
Inside this pack are reinterpreted archival materials alongside contributions from six collectives and research projects that foreground voices often marginalised in architecture and design: Afterparti, Decosm (Decolonise Space Making), DisOrdinary Architecture, Edit, Manual Labours and Part W.
Essays, posters, activities, and maps consider architecture and urbanism’s role in reinforcing inequalities, gender roles and colonial legacies, and the effect this has on whether we feel welcome or ignored, ‘at home’ or ‘out of place’.
Limited edition of 500
To learn more about Matrix visit the free How We Live Now installation on Level G at the Barbican.
Designed by Edit.
Printed in London by Earthbound Press.
How We Live Now is made possible with Art Fund Support.
Photography by Thomas Adank