The Berlage Fails Miserably #gendercheck #fail
It is always so distressing to see that excellent teaching institutions which have proven to be progressive, innovative, provocative in their approaches, pedagogy and political positions, fail at basic human level. The Berlage, in line with the infamously sexist DARCH at ETH and Bartlett UCL/ DPU, among great architecture and planning schools drowning in the puddle of their own patriarchal structures, show a dramatic track record in its gender representation numbers. Hinted towards the Lecture Series page of the Berlage Sessions by an appalled colleague (thanks, E), i must admit the scope of the damage is horrifying.
The Berlage Keynotes 2014-2015 is basically a strictly-white-male show with a 1/11 ratio.
The only female of the series is Jing Lui. Her lecture was inspiringly entitled ‘ To Be Determined’.
Jing Lui is co-founder of SO – IL with Florian Idenburg. “Liu currently teaches in the Advanced Architectural Degree program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and at the New School of Design. She has been a lecturer, panelist and critic at universities and institutions throughout the world as an important voice from a new generation of architects. ”
EDIT: We sent an angry email to the Berlage to notice them we were having them in our target line.
Here is their answer: