Domestic Trojan Horses

Seminar at Theoriesalon Wien. Moderated by Andreas Rumpfhuber (Expanded Design).

By subsuming the whole human intellectual, relational and affective faculties, contemporary bio-capitalism put life itself at work, overcoming any conventional labour/dwelling space distinction and assuming the unpaid women labour, namely household management, reproduction and care, as paradigmatic form of exploitation. This talk will use the figures and the cages of Francis Bacon’s painting to explore three coeval architectural projects that purposely subverted the stereotyped middle-class domestic interior.