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Talk by architect Anne Thorne

12.3 2024, 18:30

Talk by architect Anne Thorne, London, introduced by artist Olivia Plender

Anne Thorne is one of the founding members of Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative, an architectural collective made up of women, who were active in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s. Through their architectural practice and projects, such as the book Making Space: Women and the Man-Made Environment—which today is considered a feminist classic—they attempted to lay bare the assumptions built into the environments that we inhabit, by asking who is public space designed for? As an architectural practice Matrix pioneered participatory design processes and placed user needs at the centre of their building designs. They provided architectural services for women’s community groups, and their buildings include the Jagonari Asian Women’s Education Centre in the Whitechapel neighbourhood of London, which was completed in 1987 and ran successfully until 2018, when it closed due to funding cuts.

The talk is organised in collaboration with Hägerstensåsens Medborgarhus and their series The Geography of Inequality in conjunction with the exhibition Chronos: health, access and intimacy at Tensta konsthall.

Location: Hägerstensåsen Medborgarhus, in the library. 
Date: 12.3 2024
Time: 18.30

NOTE! The talk will be held in English in Hägerstensåsen Medborgarhus, in the library. 

Image: Matrix promotional postcard. Source: Matrix Open feminist architecture archive.