Matrix: How We Live Now

Matrix: How We Live Now celebrates the social justice politics and projects of the Matrix Feminist Architectural Co-operative of 1980 – 1996. The #MeToo campaign and fourth wave feminist protests remind us that gender and equity are urgent issues of our time, with inequality and harm still present in architecture and everyday spaces.

Exhibition: 11 Sep - 20 Oct 2023

The exhibition shines a light on the voices and projects of the many researchers involved in the work of the radical London-based all women collective then and now. Material for the exhibition will be drawn from the Matrix Open: Feminist Architecture Archive , with posters, brochures, drawings and videos activating the Dulux Gallery space.

Matrix Open: Feminist Architecture archive

Feminist organisers and researchers at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning have been actively working to reform labour practice, including diverse communities and centre transfeminism. Through objects, voices, and conversations we are asking - how do we live now?

MATRIX: How We Live Now

Co-curators Dr Karen Burns and Sophie Adsett discuss the history of Matrix and the exhibition 'Matrix: How We Live Now' at the Melbourne School of Design.

MATRIX Exhibition Panel Discussion:
Gendered Pedagogies: Graduate/Students Reflect

Hosted by: Hélène Frichot

Speakers: Sophie Adsett, Stephanie Guest, Yaseera Moosa. How does gender shape the student experience of architecture school through overt and hidden means?  How can we think about these issues from an intersectional feminist perspective?

Matrix Exhibition Floor Talk:
Bodies + Cities

Panel Discussion about Bodies + Cities with Dan Hill, Derlie Mateo-Babiano and Peter Raisbeck.

Matrix Exhibition Panel Discussion:
Writing Diverse Histories of Architecture

Panel discussion about how new perspectives are being told in architectural history.

MC: Karen Burns.
Speakers: Julie Willis, Justine Clark, Soon-Tzu Speechley, Sonia Sarangi.

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