Gender Balance in Lecture Series: We are nowhere. Bartlett, Berlage, Mendrisio, ETHZ #fail, MIT, Tübingen #parity

You know we like nothing but confronting our colleagues and their pernicious sexism by checking the gender balance at lecture series. This semester, again, looks bad. Some institutions are obviously not even trying.… Continue reading

170 years of solitude

The World Economic Forum published a devastating survey on gender and money. If we are close to finally seeing the glass ceiling smashed in a million of little pieces by Hillary Clinton, and… Continue reading

Reporting from which front? Aravena’s sexist opening panel

‘Meetings on Architecture’ gathered architects to discuss ‘Infrastructure’ at the opening of the 15th Architecture Biennale in Venice.  A very prestigious panel indeed, but an all male panel. Not even your usual quota… Continue reading

8 March : Female Architects- Nothing is done.

8 March, Women’s day, comes back every year, with its litany of discrimination, violences, depressing statistics, etc. This year, again, while there are some events attempting to move away from the status quo,… Continue reading

Gender Balance in Lecture Series. A Major #fail for the Berlage, Berkeley, Yale, Cornell, Bartlett. MIT, Princeton, ETH somehow manage.

Nothing like stupid and repetitive scrutiny to reveal the ongoing sexism of our beautiful profession. We embarked again in a tour of the Lecture Series, and because most of this forthcoming semester guest… Continue reading

Female Guests at Final Critics: The Revealing Numbers

It’s that time of the year again, when  Architecture Departments hangs up plans and judges students work: the FINAL CRITICS. Schools are buzzing with excitement and smells of concrete and sweat. Each Chair/Studio… Continue reading

An Answer to Patrick Schumacher

A few months ago, we were so honored to have Patrick Schumacher‘s visit and comments on the Bartlett/UCL + D-ARCH/ETHZ gross underrepresentation of female speakers in their lecture series. How unfortunate that his… Continue reading

Françoise-Hélène Jourda: A Socially, Ecologically Responsible Architect. (1955-2015).

Françoise-Hélène Jourda was a militant architect. She was one of the first to call for the integration of ecology  in architecture, also one claiming that architects have a social responsibility to stand for.… Continue reading

Girls in Architecture: An overview in 2015

It is time for a small overview about women and architecture, after 8 March 2015. The online magazine Places phrases nicely the situation: “Lately the subject of women’s in architecture — long dismissed… Continue reading

Ten Hot Spanish Architects

I chose this terrible title based on a male friend’s advice, of course. M., a dear Sevillan architect, argued that good architecture is always hot, regardless of the gender of its architect. Therefore… Continue reading