The Environment of an Art Museum Explained

Newhouse, Victoria. Towards a New Museum. New York: Monacelli, 1998. Print. Victoria Newhouse, published architectural historian and author of Towards A New Museum along with other works, has focused on examining spaces as they relate to audience, service they provide, and effectiveness among other things. She claims that she, “merely observe(s) and assess(es) what others […]

Emily Bazelon’s Making Bathrooms More ‘Accommodating’

Emily Bazelon’s New York Time’s Magazine article  “Making Bathrooms More ‘Accommodating’” addresses some of the social norms challenged as of late. Namely, bathrooms are being taken under new scrutiny due to the now more widely accepted notions of gender fluidity.  Restrooms have always been seen as  gender specific and therefore constraining places. People have long […]

Gender Fluidity and Design

Suzanne Tick’s His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society addresses gender roles are applicable to our modern society. She notes that sexuality is the trademark of “male and female” especially perpetuated through technology and media. As we watch this transition, Tick believes that designers from fashion to architecture should be mindful of the social implications […]