AF 100 Day Studio 75
Social inequality and design for home-based work – a call to arms
Covid-19 has forced a global experiment in home-based work that has exposed – and increased – glaring social inequalities. In her contribution to the Architecture Foundation’s 100 DAY STUDIO programme, Frances Holliss explores the continuing impact of the historic disapproval of home-based work on housing design today – and the disproportional impact this has on BAME communities.
For those with plenty of space and access to a garden, lockdown is proving a tolerable – and for some positively enjoyable – experience. The opposite is true for social tenants in small, overcrowded apartments with little or no outside space. Here, Frances Holliss proposes design for home-based work, including non-knowledge work, as an integral aspect of all future urban and housing design.
The 100 Day Studio was a series of online lectures, interviews, building tours and panel discussions, organised by The Architecture Foundation during the Covid-19 lockdown. For 100 weekdays from Monday 6 April to Thursday 17 August 2020, the 100 Day Studio hosted many of best architects and architectural thinkers in the world, broadcast live and uploaded on the Architecture Foundation’s dedicated Youtube Channel