Maggie Laylon Saunders

Department: Social Design


What: A pop-up strip club that gives strippers full political, financial and bodily autonomy.

Why: Imbalanced power structures, transphobia, sexism and racial dis¬crimination are still common in the strip-club industry. It is time for an upgrade that meets the needs of contemporary society: ‘Striptopia’ offers strippers the tools to create their own working conditions.

How: The Striptopia app communicates with wearable technology to ensure extra boundaries for consent. The app also allows customers to send tips straight to the strippers’ bank accounts. Strippers keep 90 per cent of their income – 10 per cent goes to sex worker foundations. With a complete set of portable equipment, stripper collectives can set up their own club anywhere they like.

“A stripper-owned strip club for millennials”

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Iris Rijskamp