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Housing and Domesticity

Housing and Domesticity ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Lilian Chee Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Lilian Chee l.chee@nus.edu.sg Keywords: domesticity, housing, singles, gender, architectural essay film, affect Architecture is always in the middle of something. Figure 1 In the architectural essay film 03-FLATS (2014), we find public housing caught in a domestic milieu of gendered bodies marked by age, sexuality, ethnicity and class. Conceptualized by Chee and made in collaboration with Singapore filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin, the film is an affective domestic portrait and counter representation of Singaporean public housing which follows the routines of three single women living Volume 10/Issue 3 in flats across the suburbs of Eunos, Queenstown and Sembawang. September 2022 As single owner-occupants, these women represent a growing pp. 554–558 DOI:10.1080/20507828. segment of the population occupying national infrastructure built and 2022.2121898 allotted according to policies that are outwardly pro-heteronormative No potential conflict of family. Singles may purchase smaller one-bedroom subsidized public interest was reported housing flats in non-matured estates or resale flats from the open by the author. market only upon reaching the age of thirty-five years, coincidentally © 2023 Informa UK Limited, 3 also the threshold age of diminishing female fertility. Here, the body trading as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Housing and Domesticity

Architecture and Culture , Volume 10 (3): 5 – Jul 3, 2022
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2050-7836
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ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Lilian Chee Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Lilian Chee l.chee@nus.edu.sg Keywords: domesticity, housing, singles, gender, architectural essay film, affect Architecture is always in the middle of something. Figure 1 In the architectural essay film 03-FLATS (2014), we find public housing caught in a domestic milieu of gendered bodies marked by age, sexuality, ethnicity and class. Conceptualized by Chee and made in collaboration with Singapore filmmaker Lei Yuan Bin, the film is an affective domestic portrait and counter representation of Singaporean public housing which follows the routines of three single women living Volume 10/Issue 3 in flats across the suburbs of Eunos, Queenstown and Sembawang. September 2022 As single owner-occupants, these women represent a growing pp. 554–558 DOI:10.1080/20507828. segment of the population occupying national infrastructure built and 2022.2121898 allotted according to policies that are outwardly pro-heteronormative No potential conflict of family. Singles may purchase smaller one-bedroom subsidized public interest was reported housing flats in non-matured estates or resale flats from the open by the author. market only upon reaching the age of thirty-five years, coincidentally © 2023 Informa UK Limited, 3 also the threshold age of diminishing female fertility. Here, the body trading as

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Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 3, 2022

Keywords: domesticity; housing; singles; gender; architectural essay film; affect

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