Filling the gaps
As we develop the Matrix Open feminist architecture archive, new threads and gaps continuously open up. There are projects that have not been well recorded, for example, Harlow Women’s Aid in Essex, or the Moroccan Women’s Centre in Trellick Tower and Pluto Gay and Lesbian housing, both in London. There are projects that are included, but lack the voices of those most closely involved, or who are continuing to use, adapt and change spaces once designed by the practice. There are related activities – the Home Truths exhbitions, and ones in Berlin and at the Beaubourg in Paris – where no traces seem to remain. There are people we don’t know about, or have not been able to find, whose lives have been affected in some way by Matrix – whether through time working with the collective; as clients and users of Matrix buildings; as people who read Making Space or found out about the work in their studies and practices; or as artists, designers and others who have taken Matrix as a jumping off point for making new work.
No archive is ever complete. So we would love to hear from you if you have resources, information and/or resources that you would like added to this collection. We are also happy to talk through possible collaborations, whether with community groups, students and teachers or other organisations and networks. Please get in touch via the Contact page.