Exhibition: How We Live Now: Reimagining Spaces with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative

This exhibition runs from Mon, 17th May 2021 to Thu, 23rd Dec 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

17th May 2021  
(12am - 12am)
18th May 2021  
(12am - 12am)
19th May 2021  
(12am - 12am)
20th May 2021  
(12am - 12am)
21st May 2021  
(12am - 12am)
22nd May 2021  
(12am - 12am)
23rd May 2021  
(12am - 12am)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Mon, 17th May 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

An installation exploring two important social questions: who are our buildings and shared spaces for and how do they affect us?

The jumping-off point for considering these questions is a previously unseen archive of work by the radical 1980s feminist architecture cooperative Matrix, who addressed the ways in which the design of the built environment excludes particular groups, particularly in relation to gender, race and disability.

The hybrid programme will consist of a physical installation on Level G at the Barbican featuring rare films, drawings, photos and architectural models from the Matrix archive; as well as of series of online talks, workshops, film screenings and walking tours. The accompanying exhibition catalogue has been reimagined as an experimental publication that combines archival reproductions of Matrix materials with contemporary responses to the key themes of the project.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Barbican Centre,

Silk Street, London,

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