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In Volume 1, we are examining Modes of Domesticity from the 1930s onwards. As suggested by canonical architecture practices, modern architecture pertaining to housing is often classified as residential architecture. By choosing to examine ‘domesticities’ as opposed to ‘residential architecture’ we are able to go beyond the cannon’s understanding of ‘housing’. Through this lens, we are able to closely examine different “ways of living and designing spaces” at select sites in the global south. 


Reflecting on this survey, we classified the information into four categories.

Reforming Traditional Ways of Living highlights projects that have drawn inspiration from both traditional architecture and modernisms of the time.


Response to Conditions of the Landscape highlights projects that methodologically survey sites and how the built environment interacts with it. 


Response to Environmental Catastrophe highlights projects that react to urgencies post natural disasters and evolving climatic conditions. 


Response to Societal Conditions highlights projects that are influenced by socio-political events. These include projects that provide access to education, affordable housing, strengthening a community, and more.


As a result of these sensitive conditions seen in the categories, we have chosen to only include architects local to selected sites from the global south. Not only for their expertise and knowledge of the area but also to promote and acknowledge their contributions to architecture which are otherwise overshadowed by canonical works. 

Below are samples of two zines made to showcase each category.

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