ARCH 502: Architectural Design V Gallery: House Tour: ten new models for domestic life in LA

Old House, New Ppl

Domestic tasks and labors are often assigned based on divisive gender roles. Women are often doing tedious housework and laborious tasks which has little to no reward. Nature and biological processes have always been used as a way of justifying sexist gender roles. As a result, societal ideologies regarding gender and labor have formed regarding a woman’s place not only within the home, but also her place within society. Examining Mid Century Modern Architecture, architecture that was created in an era that fetishized gender roles within domesticity. Is it possible to alter the same spaces, but through a Xenofeminist lens? Making the same spaces habitable for today’s diverse population.