Samantha is a PhD Candidate in the XYX Lab at Monash University and currently lectures at the University of Technology Sydney in the School of Architecture. She is researching the existing spatial conditions of women’s refuges. This study explores the possible effects or benefits of bespoke architectural design in working with women who have experienced violence. It sits at the intersection of several fields of knowledge, including architectural design, family and domestic violence and its effects on women, the effects of gender on the occupation of space and vice versa, and emergency accommodation.
Action in the Field – Feminist practice
How can practitioners and researchers help create more equitable built environments, which welcome and support underrepresented groups and disadvantaged communities?