Scrutinizing in 2015: Architecture at ETHZ, Bartlett UCL #gendercheck #fail
Happy new year! May 2015 see the rise of women in design!
I start the year with a few angry rounds on the terrible ratio in architecture academia of women on podiums, and the generally appalling situtation regarding female representation in the top schools of architecture of the western world. Kicking in with a symposium at the infamously gender-unequal Architecture Department of the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETHZ), organized by the Institute of History of Architecture on Architecture/Machine, we have a 6/17 ratio.
The invited female speakers are:
The Bartlett has been improving lately with the Situating Architecture new architectural history lecture series with an excellent ratio of 6/10 female speakers. However, it is a lunch time lecture series. Just saying.
The speakers are:
The International Lecture Series is however much less of a success in term of gender balanced speakers, with a ratio of 3,5/11
The female speakers are
(La Tallera, Mexico)
Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen
The AA exhibition, Third Natures with Efrén García Grinda.
Edit: The Departement Lecture Series of the Architecture-ETHZ published the 4 lectures of this semester with a medium ratio of 1,5/4-
The female guests are