1970s: Moving out of the kitchen

by Rena

Even though the 1970s kitchens were open-concept, women were geared for professional careers outside the home and there was a closed-concept about making meals, except for quick convenience foods. Cooking was a traditional role and it was time to branch out. Branching out commonly meant rejecting the old roles in obvious ways–such as working outside the home and mostly eating in restaurants, or subtle, such as this expressive, almost surreal video of Martha Rosler.

She recites the kitchen items are in alphabetical order.

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