School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

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Public Lecture - Matrix and After: ways of working around feminism and architecture

Fran Bradshaw, Anne Thorne and Julia Dwyer

Date/Time: 27 November 2019, 17:30 - 19:00

Venue: KEV11 2.01 Fine Art LT Newcastle University

How was Matrix more than an architectural practice? What did it do, and could this provide insights into how we respond to today’s challenging conditions? Three members of the Matrix collective discuss these questions against a background of change and continuity, as women continue to argue for equity, social justice and for building an environment which is a pleasure for all of us to inhabit.

The feminist architects’ practice Matrix was one of the first worldwide to bring issues of gender centre-stage to the design of the built environment.  Their work was incredibly radical, not only by being a women-led and collaborative platform, but also by integrating new interdisciplinary ways of working across theory and practice. Matrix’s impact is still being felt today.