PART 01: A STUDY OF DOMESTIC LABOURS

Institutions require the labour of instituting in order to be produced and reproduced. This project, therefore, takes as its starting prompts different forms of domestic labour mentioned in the quote by Weisman (2002:2) “A homemaker has no inviolable space of her own. She is attached to spaces of service. She is a hostess in the living room, a cook in the kitchen, a mother in the children’s room, a lover in the bedroom, a chauffeur in the garage.”

 

Essentially containing four enactments in domestic space, namely: cooking, cleaning, childcare and decor. This MDP will be structured in a series of chapters which takes on these key forms of labour and practice in order to critically engage with the many inequalities that often exist within homes. This includes a recognition that in countries like South Africa, domestic work is often done by domestic labourers.