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Rani Saha (designer)
Stephanie Owens (thesis advisor)
Chris Romero (thesis advisor)
Zhang-Ga Brinkman (thesis advisor)
David Benjamin Kanter (thesis advisor)
Mollie Doyle (thesis advisor)




The purpose of this project is to address the absence of visible monuments that acknowledge the contributions made by women. Typically monuments are designed and created for acts of bravery, heroism or to people who have contributed to the development of our society. So why are there not more monuments devoted to women?

Words, such as, bravery, heroism, and courage have historically defined male acts. These acts entail tests and choices that a character makes in their arc of transformation. Often, these tests are a part of a larger journey. Typically, a journey involves leaving the home. It is my belief that courageous acts, made by women, are omitted from our history and our consciousness because traditionally the roles of women were placed in the home. During the 20th and 21st century women emerged from the home which allowed them the flexibility of traveling on their own journey.

Address the Drawers is an installation whose purpose is to inspire a new dialogue about why our culture continues to create an environment of absence in reference to the contributions made by women.




Rani Saha. Address the Drawers, No. 19. 2004. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2004 . New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 15 Nov 2019.

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