Nishika Diyabalanage

The New Women of Oxford Street

This research-based project sets out to challenge the patriarchal domination of our urban environment. The thesis incorporates kinetic partitions within each floor of the former House of Fraser store on London’s Oxford Street, empowering women and giving them agency to control spaces within the singular structure. It also promotes community and social interactions by seamlessly transitioning from private to public areas.

MORE is a part of Open Studio project run by the School of Architecture + Cities at the University of Westminster to make its design, research and practice-based work available online while it is happening.

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