ESPACE FXMME * THE WALLS
The project TALK WITH THE WALLS is a reflection, design exercise and action on the space of Globe Aroma following the values of intersectionality, solidarity, participation, creativity, inclusion, and care.
It was launched by a design workshop during which women discussed, projected and designed what a safer space is and can be. It resulted in a modular and movable wall/furniture that multiplied and got constructed by the women and the Decoratelier craftsmen. Here the emphasis was to go beyond the thought process of defining a safe space but to encourage, establish ownership by the action of building.
The project TALK WITH THE WALLS is divided in 3 steps:
- The first step, launched by a design workshop, saw the women discussing, projecting and designing what a safe space is and can be.
- The second step (Moving Wall) was dedicated to the design and the construction of a modular and movable wall/furniture. The emphasis was to go beyond the thought process of defining a safe space but to encourage, establish ownership by the action of building.
- The third and final step of TALK WITH THE WALLS is dedicated to creating The Mural inspired by strong and powerful figures of female/non-binary iconography, symbols and ornaments, personal stories of ancestors and female role models. The group designed and created a composition of female friendship and feminist values that was collectively painted during the Summer of Globe festival of 2021 in the lobby of Globe Aroma, a place where women have experienced in the past cat-calling and harassment.