In 1978 the Feminist Design Collective was formed. Its purpose, loosely defined, was to understand and develop a feminist approach to architecture through discussion and architectural work. Two of the projects I am going to describe were
undertaken by this group. In 1980 the Feminist Design Collective split and Matrix was formed. Groups within Matrix formed to undertake different projects: an exhibition on housing design called ‘Home Truths’, this book, and architectural
work for women’s community groups. The ideas outlined in this chapter are based on lots of discussion. This is my interpretation of our shared experience.