Masculine & Feminine spaces
Spaces within our built environment are structured by a system of gendered dominance. Reproduced by both material and non-material aspects of society, spaces exhibit biases towards one or another sex.
Large supermarkets, shopping malls and private residences are categorized as feminine spaces, where sports stadiums, bars and the offices of white collar labor have been considered as masculine spaces.
In another words, any domestic realm refers to a feminine space while places of action and/or public meeting are considered as the masculine ones.
While designing and planning, gender should be considered as a category to examine the order and the experience of the habitation. Gendered binaries should be aimed to be unsettled in the public spaces such as streets, public toilets, parks, transportation by raising questions about the ways in which ideas of private-public, respectability-unrespectability, safety-violence, rational-risky are reflected in the dictate of the public space and the discourses of gendered citizenship.