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Room for Reading / Jude Barber


1 - 30 September 2019

As part of 'A Place for the Work and the Human Being’ our series of talks, this year’s programme of Room for Reading will feature monthly selections by participating speakers. We hope will to make texts freely available as an online resource where possible.

This month, Jude Barber has selected 'Making Space: Women and the Man-made Environment' by Matrix, a Feminist Design Co-operative set up in the 1980s.

First published in 1984, 'Making Space' explores the socio-political context of designing the built environment and discusses how sexual assumptions about family life and the role of women have been built into the design of our home and cities.

An online version can be viewed on Monoskop.

Read more about Matrix here:
'Making Difference: Architectures of Gender'
'The Forgotten Female Architects Who Changed the Face of London'