Maria Pia Ercolini

Are our street name sexist?

I am sharing this news article on the BBC, as it is very relevant to my own practice!

A recent exploration in the body of work for my MA show and a continued fascination was of gendered space, examining a space that is masculine or feminine and if so how that space then alters our emotion when we are in it. This idea grew from the production of a map of a city, both a real city (the map was of the male and female named streets in central London) and a city located in the geography of the imagination, a city that represents something other but still holds a resemblance to reality.