Masculine Trajectories utilises deign led action to intervene within the contemporary climate of masculinity in society and culture.
Through the development of a set of discursive 'tools', this project's aim is to form new individual and collective understandings of masculinity and the masculine.
Focusing on three core areas: Artefacts, Language and Empty Your Pockets, these engagements provoke participants to engage with found materials as well as their own possessions. Drawing on personal experiences allows participants to deconstruct and analyse their preconceptions.
The conceptual basis of this project was formed through a deep critique of contemporary cultural artefacts, such as Gillette's 'The Best Men Can Be' advert. As well as explorations of extreme manifestations of gender such as Drag culture and the construction industry.