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Domestic Orbits is a speculative essay that explores how the domestic space is configured around orbits of exclusion that shape the trajectories of domestic workers. How is the space articulated according to gender, class, or race? Organized through a series of case-studies that range from 1950s until today’s Mexico City, the book looks at the different scales in which domestic labor gets erased by architects and planners.
It reads the architectural plans of five well-known projects, giving a perspective that aims to highlight social and economical relationships. Domestic Orbits sketches a counter-history of modern architecture, questioning the duality that exists between the visible and invisible — those who count, and those who don’t.