Who were Matrix?

It was radical, not only by being a women-led platform, but also by integrating new interdisciplinary and intersectional ways of working across theory and practice. This included research about gender and space; creating feminist design guidance and support; enabling more women from under-represented groups into construction and architecture; designing building projects for and with women, and co-exploring new building types ignored by a male-dominated profession, such as women’s centres and nurseries. These innovations are still extremely relevant for architectural students, educators and practitioners, increasingly keen to find new creative and critical forms of architectural education and practice that go beyond the Starchitects individual genius model; and for those outside the discipline who are interested in architecture but excluded from its internal debates about how architecture is for and what it should be doing.