My thesis project stems from my dissertation title of ‘How the covid-19 pandemic has changed the ways in which people use workspaces, and what this might mean for the design of office buildings.’ What guides the project from my dissertation is my personal experience in practice, leading to my chosen thesis title of ‘Expressing silent agendas ending discrimination against women in the workplace’. 

As a response to the interviews, my own experiences and the survey feedback this thesis proposes a feminist approach reuse project of a voided building in St Peter’s Square, Manchester and connected the building to Two ST Peter’s Square, a fellow workplace. 

The project develops feminist technologies for protesting and allows building users/interactors to campaign for change within the workplace. Elements of the building allow for reflection and collaboration to take place, the terrace is used for CPD sessions to allow budding architects and other professionals to be creative and build their own technologies, sculptures, and materials. 

Ultimately, the project provides a framework that becomes part of an example to show other works places how the workplace can be redesigned to be human-orientated to end discrimination and harassment within the workplace. Alongside this, we can achieve high standards of health and well-being spaces in voided spaces, questioning if there is a need to build new modern spaces when we can reignite the voided spaces.