The Obscurity Of Women

A architectural manifesto exploring the social issue of women in modern day society.
2020

Following my studio topic that revolves around social issues my project narrative is about the idea of Women+ Obscurity. This Manifesto expresses how women’s minds are obscured from socialisation to internalise particular norms and values that can result in negative trauma and more extreme experiences leaving vulnerable women behind.
This journey of my built form follows the life process of the woman with each definitive stage being a separate experience for users to pass through like a home, stacked with a lift that takes you to each level, passing through the Bordesley viaduct until reaching the Garden of Eden where they are able to hide and enjoy a biodiverse utopia above the viaduct and the evils of society as pure, healed and free women. By creating a safe haven for women with experienced trauma I am obscuring and camouflaging them into a safe, free space for them to exist.

An enthusiastic and ambitious architecture student, I aim to appreciate and recognise the potential architecture has to understand and therefore, exemplify, the physical and social elements of the city.
I am currently engaged in a project experimenting with how architecture can create a social hierarchy, recognising the implications this has on the human scale. By curating an ‘extreme’ outcome, I look to highlight the social diversity that is prevalent in today’s society. I am interested in understanding the multiple layers and how this can be abstracted to create an architectural form that is contextually aware.
My interests in architecture focus on social issues where sustainability to society is important to the vitality of spaces. I am keen to learn new skills to develop further ideas and approaches to architecture and the built environment.

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