Invisible Spaces of Parenthood (ISP) with Andrea Francke

Image: Molly on my books, Queensbridge Road, as installed at Creche Course, 2014.


Invisible Spaces of Parenthood (ISP) is an ongoing feminist research collaboration between Kim Dhillon and Andrea Francke exploring motherhood/parenthood, the labour of care, early years education, and the visibility of children in societal infrastructures. Broadly, ISP questions the possibility of politicising the labour of care.

The Women’s Liberation Movement suggests a recent history when these issues were re-examined, when alternative models were created. Key to these models was the DIY attitude that permeated the Second Wave’s experiments. ISP uses historical research of the Second Wave to feed explorations of the present so we can diagnose where change is needed and how it can come about.

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