We designed and tutored the two-week Woman Workshop with the goal being to study how spaces and the field of architecture may be gendered.
Together, we built a nomad safe space for discussing this topic, inspired by Red Tents. This modular and composite structure adapts to different environments and types of speech or discussion. As a form of protest, by occupying different spaces in the Alpine territory, the cave questions the status of women's presence in spaces that are too often dominated by men. We changed location 5 times during the two weeks.
Each participant then developed their own research project which informed our discussions, and vice-versa.
This workshop allowed us to lay the foundations of our Woman Cave collective. We are currently working on a publication bringing together this research, with contributions from more than 20 artists and researchers from around the globe.
© 2020 Chloé Macary-Carney