Nature and architecture come together at Japan’s Shishi-Iwa House to reinforce human connection and creativity.
In Virginia Woolf’s seminal essay A Room of One’s Own, she wrote that a woman must have money and a room of her own if she was to write fiction (read: create art): “In the first place, to have a room of her own, let alone a quiet room or a soundproof room, was out of the question, unless her parents were exceptionally rich or very noble, even up to the beginning of the nineteenth century.”
She asserts that if women were faced with constraints like poverty or lack of privacy, then they couldn’t produce work of the quality of Shakespeare.
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