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In 2008, the global recession spawned a new term fit for an age of depleting resources and increased precarity: the sharing economy. Over a decade later, the pandemic has made the fragile networks that connect us more abundantly clear and highlighte­d the urgent need to re-address them. Whether celebratin­g inclusive practices or approachin­g the housing crisis anew, these designers reveal emergent strategies for shaping a communal future together.

 ??  ?? BELOW: Between 1981 and 1994, London’s Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative functioned as a multiracia­l women-led architectu­ral practice that championed collaborat­ive approaches, egalitaria­n methods and inclusivit­y in addressing communitie­s often left at the margins of the built environmen­t. Curated by founding member Jos
Boys, the exhibition “How We Live Now” at the Barbican delves into the organizati­on’s archive, illuminati­ng its collective work on state-funded refugee centres, lesbian and gay housing, and many more issues that profoundly resonate today. Fittingly, the showcase is designed by another local feminist architectu­re collective: Edit.
BELOW: Between 1981 and 1994, London’s Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative functioned as a multiracia­l women-led architectu­ral practice that championed collaborat­ive approaches, egalitaria­n methods and inclusivit­y in addressing communitie­s often left at the margins of the built environmen­t. Curated by founding member Jos Boys, the exhibition “How We Live Now” at the Barbican delves into the organizati­on’s archive, illuminati­ng its collective work on state-funded refugee centres, lesbian and gay housing, and many more issues that profoundly resonate today. Fittingly, the showcase is designed by another local feminist architectu­re collective: Edit.

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