Breastfeeding is thought to be one of the most natural things in the world, yet a common response to breastfeeding in public is that it makes others feel uncomfortable. Mothers are often asked to cover up or leave. As a result, their emotions range from being angry to feeling ousted from society. THE BREASTFEEDING BENCH, placed in the most prominent position at the event – right at the entrance – aims to normalize the act of breastfeeding in public. With its back to the courtyard, the bench plays with the idea that breastfeeding mothers need to hide or, better said, that society wants them to hide – while offering passers-by the chance to pause and to observe.
At the same time, the presentation MOTHERHOOD [UN]SEEN can be visited at the mama.matters Lab+Shop.