Zones of Toleration: Attempting to confine public women

This exhibit examines the maisons tolerées (tolerated houses) of 19th century Paris, as described by Alexandre Parent-Duchatelet in his work Prostitution in Paris, and Mexico's Zona Galáctica, Brussels' red light district and Antwerp's red light district. By drawing parallels between the Parisian houses and modern-day toleration zones and red light districts, this exhibit exposes the strikingly consistent attitude of containment officials have taken towards prostitution in various times and places. 


Kaia Diringer '17, 2016