“For Silvia Federici, the house acts as a central node for social reproduction where contested modes of being in relation intersect. A house can be imagined as a patriarchal enclosure, a man’s castle which for a Black man, according to Crenshaw, acts as a shelter protecting him from a racist society while for Black women it can be a location of domestic violence rendered invisible through intersectional structures of gender and race. And yet, a house can also be imagined as an empowering support structure for intersectional coexistence. Intersektionales Stadthaus illustrates how the latter is made possible. This is the story of a housing community in Vienna who confronts material, cultural, political, linguistic, and economic enclosures—or barriers in intersectional terminology—and their strategies for transforming these barriers into spaces of cooperation, interdependence, and mutuality. […]”
Urban Commons Handbook
Editors: Urban Commons Research Collective: Emre Akbil, Alex Axinte, Esra Can, Beatrice De Carli, Melissa Harrison, Ana Méndez de Andés, Katharina Moebus, Thomas Moore, Doina Petrescu.
Contributors: Gabu Heindl, Eleni Katrini, Julia Udall, l’Asilo Assembly (Ana Sofía, Fabrizio, Gregorio and Maria Francesca), Association for Accessibility in Art, in Everyday Life, in Minds, Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée (Constantin Petcou), Imaginary Famagusta (Chrysanthe Constantinou, Lara Anna Scharf, Munevver Ozgur Ozersay, and Socrates Stratis) and La Foresta (Fabio Franz, Bianca Elzenbaumer, Flora Mammana, Angelica Cianflone and others).
Design: Urban Commons Research Collective
Date: May 2022
Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0