Grace Quah | Year 5 

SILVERTOWN PLUG-IN

The project is a critique of the gendered division of domestic labour by exploring the spatial possibilities of automation, called for by post-work thinking.

The design addresses the site of Silvertown as a remnant of industrialisation, examining the impact of labour upon the urban form and the amount of work still undertaken in the home. Capitalising on the untapped £1.1 trillion value of domestic labour to the UK economy, the masterplan is a communal housing scheme that performs housework.

 

Housing modules ‘plug into’ an infrastructure of automated dishwashing, cooking and cleaning facilities as a critique of the role of technology in the design of the modern home.

 
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