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Sadiyah Tijani

2019-20 | Birmingham School of Architecture, BCU

ARC6013 Design Resolution 3

The Obscurity Of Women

A architectural manifesto exploring the social issue of women in modern day society.
Following my studio topic that revolves around social issues my project narrative is about the idea of Women+ Obscurity. This Manifesto expresses how women’s minds are obscured from socialisation to internalise particular norms and values that can result in negative trauma and more extreme experiences leaving vulnerable women behind.
This journey of my built form follows the life process of the woman with each definitive stage being a separate experience for users to pass through like a home, stacked with a lift that takes you to each level, passing through the Bordesley viaduct until reaching the Garden of Eden where they are able to hide and enjoy a biodiverse utopia above the viaduct and the evils of society as pure, healed and free women. By creating a safe haven for women with experienced trauma I am obscuring and camouflaging them into a safe, free space for them to exist.