Today, in addition to her international research projects on birth and space, she is working on a Swiss pilot project: a sustainable birth pavilion to be completed by 2025.
Anka Dür wants to set new standards in the design of birth environments. She believes: Once we understand the needs of women giving birth, based on that we will design other spaces for birth.
Architecture has an impact (on our health). And socio-structural factors play a significant role in the design of birth environments. Women's bodies have been subject to the patriarchal gaze for centuries. We should be born in spaces that provide well-being and safety. Self-determination and autonomy at birth are human rights.