City of Today for Feminine Urbanism is a dystopian, urban reclamation project built on the foundations of historic fiction. At the intersection of art and political action, the series transfigures grotesque bureaucratic systems into didactic political action. It is composed of drawings, performative sculpture, architectural proposals, digital media installation, identity prototypes and diagrammatic essays.
If as DeCerteau claims, buildings are logos for culture, then the last century of Modernism bleached a patriarchal aesthetic into contemporary identity, so that the next century of soft cities will convulse consumer capitalism toward a feminine approach to spatial psychology and our relationship to objects/ourselves. To make sense of the contemporary, we must look to our traumatic past with hopeful cynicism and digitally develop the voids of art history.
Based on the City of Tomorrow and Germania utopian masterplan (Catherine Bauer, Walt Disney, Albert Speer,LeCorbusier) the City of Today critiques existing urban conditions, and proposes dystopian solutions.