Honey, I'm Home!
The floor plan of a typical house can be read as a diagram of familial and gendered power relations through the simple demarcation of space. This spatialised diagram of power structures has been naturalised to the point that it is rarely interrogated properly, and duplicated without concern for its contribution to the current housing and social crisis.
Honey I’m home questions the architectural qualities of domestic spaces through the critique of their foundations: the nuclear family.
In today’s context, to inhabit a family home results in the acceptance of conforming to both the conditions of being a family, and the constitution of a financial unit, complicitly performing within the orders of private property. The family is a reproductive force of capitalist relations, maintaining the dominance of masculinity, the naturalisation of housework and conditioning children for a competitive labour market.