The Architectural Review March 2022
The body may be thought of as a home, as it is where we will always live. It keeps us safe: a layer of porous skin protects from the ills of the outside world. But this slick blanket also constricts us, containing the self and reducing it to social constructs of sex and gender. With contributions by Frances Whorrall-Campbell, Zoé Samudzi, Lola Olufemi, Maria Gil Ulldemonlins and many others, the AR March issue explores the body as a site. It unpacks the space between bodies that is violent and politically charged, and how we make space for bodies that have been made invisible, relegated to the back of the queue. In multiples, there is power in our physical form: using our bodies in protest, we can build the places in which we want them to dwell.