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The idea behind this project is to pay tribute to the amazing women who helped to shape modern culture and society; women who have so often been overlooked or pushed to the sidelines while male counterparts have been honoured instead. Without Ada, computer programming as it exists today might never exist, while Mary’s Frankenstein inspired generations of writers, filmmakers, poets, and artists. These pieces also give a nod to female architects, designers, and landscape architects/artists, who don’t receive nearly enough recognition for the work that they do.

In addition to the giant female sculptures, Squint Opera also envisioned a bridge across the Thames river between Dagenham and Thamesmead shaped like a giant sewing machine: this pays homage to the Ford Sewing Machinist’s Strike of 1968, where female sewing machinists walked out in protest demanding equal wages, leading to passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1970.

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