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This article seeks to outline a performative reading of the Tamil version of thepan-Indian tradition of drawing threshold designs, an exclusively female practiceseen as housework by the executing party. The argument put forward is that a readingof the practice in terms of a performative relation...
Working within a framework of Indian architectural theory and philosophies of space,this discussion focuses on the traditional space of the courtyard house, orhaveli. What is distinctive about this building architecturally, spatially,and as a Hindu domestic space? In order to respond to this...
During the early decades of the twentieth century in Britain, architects focused ondomestic architecture to a degree previously unseen. This paper considers thegeographies of the shifting ideological relationships between the architecturalspace of the home and women, both those who designed and...
This essay revisits prevailing assumptions about the domestic kitchen. While thestatus of this space and even its existence as a discrete area within the home havebecome a maater for discussion, the work of cooking located in the kitchen remains acompelling subject within a range of popular...
In this era of competitive capitalism, American cities have sought to orchestratestrategies of both image and material regeneration. The recent revival of centralMilwaukee demonstrates the convergence of three discourses in the city’simage-making and redevelopment schemes. These three are the...
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