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2019 - 2021
University of Cambridge, UK 

Academic research
Khensani de Klerk, supervised by Ingrid Schroder, Dr Nicolas Simcik and Dr Francesca Sobande

︎ cambridge design research
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This project focuses on the long-standing issue of Gender-based violence. In the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic the binary between the public and private has been reinforced. The concern lies in the projection that, so long as the hyper reliance on ‘home’ remains, domestic violence threatens the physical lives and mental well-being of women and children living with abusers. This study explores architectural approaches that rethink the status quo of violence maintained by public infrastructure, speculating on a reshaping of public life that encourages safety during and after such crises. Both the process and its outputs hope to contribute to growing Womanist scholarship in South Africa.

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