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Building a Real Alternative: Women’s Design Service

Author: Eeva Berglund

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Abstract

Women’s Design Service (WDS), based in London, is a unique organisation, which works towards a better built environment for women. This brief historical sketch charts its development within the heady political context of 1980s London. It suggests that WDS is particularly valuable in offering insight into how architecture and the built environment reproduce inequality but always in ways that depend on context. It highlights the fact that WDS has never lost sight of women’s real social situation, a fact that makes its work stand out among built environment discourses.

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Berglund, E., (2008) “Building a Real Alternative: Women’s Design Service”, field 2(1), 47–62.

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Published on
02 Oct 2008
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